Paid internships opportunities available for local businesses

A number of five and 10 week internships are being offered through the University of Chester, as part of the Eco-Innovation Cheshire and Warrington project which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) based in Cheshire and Warrington have the opportunity to find potential future employees and to benefit from the latest knowledge in techniques and technology from recent graduates.
The projectís aim is to increase and strengthen the low carbon, renewables and environmental goods and services sector. The internships will be tailored to the businessís needs with a cost to the business of £150 per week.
Tinna Arnardottir, Project Manager of Eco-Innovation, said: ìThe internships are a great way for businesses to work with the University of Chester and to make changes to their work environment for a sustainable future.î
The eco internships are part of the Chester Internship Programme which is run by the University of Chester.
A number of local businesses have already benefitted from the programme, including Laurie Wills, Director of Element Sustainability Ltd. She said: ìRecruitment has proven to be a costly, difficult part of our business and this internship programme provides an excellent introduction to talented graduates.
ìOur hope was that we’d find someone suitable for permanent employment – which we did – but if this wasn’t the case, then both the intern and employer would have still benefitted from the experience.
ìIt is a win-win situation. We received good support from the University of Chester Careers team which made the whole process simple to understand and progress.î
Businesses looking for a researcher to carry out a project or even a graduate to assess the company business plan, to include a low carbon aspect, can visit the Eco-Innovation website for more information.

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