Santander internship scheme leads to perfect placement

Tourism and Events Management student Rachel Dickinson has joined BeaconHouse Events on a year-long salaried position.

The 21-year-old’s successful placement with BeaconHouse Events follows an earlier internship with the Newcastle-based company, funded as part of a long-standing partnership agreement between Northumbria and Santander to support small and growing businesses.

BeaconHouse Events is an award-winning business that specialises in running professional conferences, award ceremonies, outdoor events, exhibitions and festivals. It also helps organisations with their sales and marketing strategies, including developing membership networks. After helping out at a number of high-profile events with BeaconHouse Events last year, including the international Building Information Modelling (BIM) Conference, Rachel was keen to build further on this with a full-time internship. She says the offer of a year-long placement is an incredible opportunity.

The Santander Universities SME Internships Programme provides Northumbria students and graduates with the opportunity to secure paid summer internships with small to medium sized business – typically for between two and 10-weeks. It is designed to boost enterprise, employability and innovation.

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