ESF Innovation in Higher Level Skills

Businesses Employing Student Talent (BEST)

Businesses Employing Student Talent (BEST) is part of the ESF Innovation in Higher Level Skills Project aimed at connecting local businesses with student talent. The project offers work experience bursaries to University of Plymouth students through short-term project work with Cornish-based SME businesses. The project must be relevant to the student’s study programme and match the business requirements.

It is a great opportunity for businesses since it gives them free student consultancy for short-term project without the hassle of recruitment, as well as future talent spotting opportunity. There is no commitment for the business to employ the student at the end of the project.

It is also a life time opportunity for students, by providing an opportunity to earn money (up to £1,000) by undertaking a short piece of paid work. Students will also gain a valuable insight into future career path direction.

Each bursary is paid by the University but we only have limited numbers we can support.

To find out more please contact Enterprise Solutions enterprisesolutions@plymouth.ac.uk or call 0800 052 5600.