Employer Case Study: University of Exeter

Name of Organisation: University of Exeter

Name of Employer: Steven Spaull

Job Title: Technical Services Business Partner

Internship Scheme used: Graduate Business Partnership (GBP) , 


“The role consisted of helping with general laboratory support, preparation of bioscience lab reagents and media, sample handling and storage and lab cleanliness. Our intern only lasted six months before securing a research technician role in one of our research groups. She very quickly developed her skills and confidence and I wasn’t surprised when she told me she was moving on to a different role.

For me, the internship provides an opportunity to develop a young person who is often lacking in confidence. For my team, we had the opportunity to develop our training skills, move staff into new areas and improve the way we interview and select candidates. Having an intern galvanised my other staff into exploring development opportunities themselves, which avoids having a stagnated team. Overall a great asset to the team and would highly recommend.”