At a glance…

Graduates of St Chad’s College are among the brightest and the best in the UK; our graduating classes regularly achieve the highest proportion of first class degrees of any College at the University. However, this talent and energy is largely lost to the North East when the vast majority of these students leave the region to begin their careers, most often in the South East – this is what is referred to as ‘the brain drain’. We would like to challenge our students’ assumption that you can begin or progress your career only in the South East by developing a new internship scheme with businesses and organisations in the North East. A promising graduate who has engaged with a North East business or organisation through an internship during their studies is more likely to consider working in the region after graduation. This would help the region retain prized talent and energy, and would give North East businesses valuable early access to some of the most accomplished graduates in the UK.

Information for NE businesses

Information for St Chad’s students