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In February this year, Bede launched its first internship programme to complement its already thriving apprenticeship scheme. Having been inundated with applications, we welcomed 2 students from Newcastle and Northumbria University and mentored them through real life tech experiences.

The internship lasted for 6 weeks and fitted in with the students’ studies, covering 8 hours a week. The girls were supported by members of the team and given exposure to our great tech and how it’s used in the business. Alongside a learning programme and a mini hack project to work on, gave them a real glimpse into what it is like to apply your degree to the working world.

A fantastic experience for both parties, where we received first hand insight into student needs and how we can better accommodate graduates joining our company and the girls could understand the way a company works and have a taste of professional life after uni.

We are also really pleased to announce that one of our interns won a placement at a well known Newcastle company whilst with us. Giving us further belief that inspiring students at this stage is exactly what is needed for the region and the industry.

Off the back of this success, plans are now afoot to launch a paid summer placement role to continue to support our thriving university students. Watch this space!