Become an industry sponsor: find AUT students for work placements and internships

Become an industry sponsor and find talented students for work and co-op placements, internships and student projects. Workplace experience is a key part of many AUT programmes - 89% of AUT graduates have work experience where they apply what they have learnt in a real-life working environment. Find out how your company or organisation can partner with AUT students for work placements and internships.

Become an industry sponsor - your benefits

  • Additional resources for solving specific problems without paying wages
  • The chance to release experienced staff for urgent or highly professional duties
  • Access to talented and motivated AUT students you could hire for future job openings

Industry sponsors - your role

  • A student may be placed in your organisation for a semester to spend a set number of hours on a project for your company
  • The length of the workplace experience varies throughout AUT programmes
  • You provide a detailed description of the project, constraints, reasons, research methods, desired outcomes etc
  • Your organisation should provide a staff member to oversee, guide and mentor as needed
  • The staff member's feedback will contribute to the student's final mark for the project

What other industry sponsors have said
“Harris’ two-month work placement with us allowed him to demonstrate his technical abilities and enthusiasm to learn and develop. We were looking for someone pro-active and with excellent interpersonal skills, a high technical skill level, a willingness to learn and an ability to hold others accountable. Harris’ AUT degree gave him a good breadth of knowledge across both finance and marketing.”
Kaye Kennard, Senior Finance Manager, Unilever (employer of Bachelor of Business graduate Harris (Hao) Tong)

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Last updated: 13-Jun-2016 1.44pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.