We understand that it can be difficult to find the right recruit at the right time. To help you with the recruitment process, we have created the following information to guide you through the recruitment of an intern for your Royal Society of Chemistry Graduate internship project.
This guide covers the sourcing, interviewing, and finalisation of the employment of your recruits.
Recruitment guidance 2019.pdf
How much should I pay my intern?
We offer £4,200 towards the salary of the intern regardless of the length of the internship or working hours of the intern. Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with the employment rights for interns as it is the company's responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the minimum wage requirements for the intern.
If you are employing your intern for more than 3 months and the hours worked will mean that the £4,200 does not meet the minimum wage then you will need to provide additional funding from your company budget to ensure that this requirement is met. You may find this government tool useful to check that the salary offered meets the minimum wage requirement.
If you require guidance on the salary to offer your intern to help you attract high quality talent, see our 2019 Pay and reward survey, which offers a benchmark for salaries for chemists in the United Kingdom.
A number of our internship companies choose to offer additional funding to supplement the salary of their intern to ensure that they are offering competitive rates and securing the best talent for their roles.