Thirty internships on offer at WMG in 2018

Expressions of interest are now being welcomed for the WMG SME Group 2018 Internship Programme

The WMG SME Group has developed a specialist internship programme for manufacturing businesses which are looking for additional resource and expertise to overcome technical and strategic business challenges.

Since the programme launched, over 130 internship projects have been completed. Many businesses have reported major transformational benefits which have helped inspire new product development, improve process efficiency and generate new ways of working.

The internships typically take place for eight weeks, over summer (July and August) and attract students and graduates from the University of Warwick and other local higher education establishments.

A further 30 internships will be on offer in the 2018 programme. Projects usually relate to the expertise covered by the WMG SME Group, including manufacturing, materials, product development, digital systems, factory 4.0, automation and business models. But this list is not exhaustive, so other project ideas that may fall outside these areas would be welcome.

Alongside the intern, SMEs on the programme will also benefit from having access to selective equipment at WMG and support with supervision from the WMG SME Group.
The WMG SME Group is able to pay 50% of the project costs (approximately £2500 exc. VAT) which covers the first four weeks of the internship. The business would then cover the remaining four weeks of the programme at the same cost.
To be eligible, a business must be:

* an SME (organisation with more than 250 employees or a turnover of more than €50 million). Larger businesses can also be supported through this programme.
* a manufacturing organisation in the UK or one which delivers activity that adds value to the UK manufacturing supply chain
If you are interested in securing a part-funded internship, please email wmgsme@warwick.ac.uk with a brief idea of the project you would like the intern to conduct. Intern projects will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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