Full academic year internships

Are you looking for a challenging opportunity to develop your skills and make a difference to the lives of young people?  St Cuthbert’s RC Academy Trust comprises an outstanding secondary school and seven primary schools in Hull.  We are seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated graduates to join our lively and well supported team of Sixth Form and Primary school mentors.

Every year St Mary’s College employs recent graduates to work as interns for the full academic year in our primary schools or in our Sixth Form.   These roles are varied, dynamic and exciting and provide an ideal springboard into a range of careers, including teaching.   The internship salary is typically around £14k for 35 hours per week (term time only, plus 5 days).

As an intern you would be working with individuals and small groups of our young people. If allocated to our College and Sixth Form (for students aged 11-19), this will involve focusing on developing independent learning, organisational & scholarship skills, and enabling our students to achieve their full academic potential.

If successful in being awarded an internship to work in one of our Primary academies (for students aged 3-11), you will be supporting our young people in making progress in all of their learning and especially in developing their confidence, especially in literacy and numeracy.

If you have, or are on track for, an excellent degree (minimum 2:1 from a leading university) in a subject broadly relevant to supporting a range of academic disciplines and possess a real desire to make a positive contribution to the education of the next generation, we are keen to hear from you.   Please register your interest in our internship positions by emailing schooldirect@smchull.org or write to us at St Mary’s College, Cranbrook Avenue, Hull, HU6 7TN.

This is the testimony from one of last year’s Sixth Form Interns:

Being a Graduate Intern has been the most wonderful year. I have learnt so much, worked very hard and been lucky enough to be able to see the results of the work we have put in to the students as they have grown a lot in their confidence both personally and academically. The difference in some of the students from September until their final summer exams is staggering and makes you feel so proud to have played even a small role in their development, which ultimately gets them ready for the pending scholarly challenge of university. Also, the department I have worked with (and many of the staff beyond them) have been nothing but welcoming and supportive, it has been a joy to work alongside such conscientious and thoughtful people.

As someone who is pursuing a career in teaching, I have found doing this job to be the perfect springboard. This year, I have experienced working in education full time and played my part in supporting young people pastorally as well as with their studies. Starting off by being a Graduate Intern has allowed me to appreciate all areas of support that a school or college is able to provide as well as network with many other people who currently work in education. Overall, this job role has been incredibly varied and I have been offered insight to so many different aspects of working in a school environment: exams, safeguarding, personal tutoring, recruitment, careers services, higher education applications, extra-curricular provision and so much more. As for my next steps of becoming a trainee teacher, I can definitely say that this year has given me the confidence to do it and prepared me for my next steps. 

KH

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