We do things differently at AAI because we believe organisations want something different.

After all, why shouldn’t employers get truly diverse, quality, hand-picked, graduates?

Exceptional candidates that bring something extra? People from all backgrounds that hit the ground running?

And, while we’re at it, why shouldn’t our posts be as diverse as our applicants? We’ve helped with everything from glass blowing to public policy. And it works. 

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We’re effective, and we’re much loved for it.

“This is the second time I have hired through AAI and both staff members have been a total asset to my company. They’ve eased my huge workloads and helped bring new ideas to the table that have proved to be successful and profitable, and I’ve employed them both on a permanent basis. The whole process has been easy with AAI and I’d throughly recommend hiring through them.”

Tamsin Koslowski, NAF! Salon

Who we work with


Start Ups and Micros




Large Enterprises


Public Sector


"Adopt an Intern is invaluable. For a small business not to have to spend valuable time on a selection process, while having the security that candidates offered will be good quality, is a life saver." 

Catherine Hokin, Co-Founder & Director, ecoConnect CIC

  • Affordable advertising, shortlisting and phone screening
  • Highly-skilled graduates to work on your project needs
  • Employment support, including advice on holiday pay and NI contributions
  • An entirely personal service with a dedicated Advisor to talk to 


 *All wage subsidies for small businesses are currently allocated*



We provide a seamless, simple service that allows you an affordable way to bring fresh graduate talent into your business on a temporary or permanent basis. We are both flexible and personal and everything we do is tailored to the specific needs of your business, allowing you to quickly fill a project need in your organisation. We will advertise, shortlist and phone screen all candidates saving you time and money every single time.

"An excellent initiative, providing graduates with essential skills and experience whilst providing valuable support and expertise to the business. I would encourage every business in the UK to adopt an intern" (Vince McKeown, Scottish Council for Development and Industry)

  • Low-cost advertising, shortlisting and phone screening
  • Low-risk solution for employing temporary or permanent staff
  • Highly-skilled graduate talent to work on your project needs
  • Easy, fast and hassle-free option 


If you need skilled staff for a short-term project or to fill employment gaps in your organisation, Adopt an Intern can provide highly motivated, talented and work-ready graduates any week of the year. Our paperless service is designed to save you time and money while giving unemployed and underemployed, but talented, graduates a foot on the career ladder. 

"It's been great to work with Adopt an Intern over the last few years, I've been impressed by their smooth service and their ability to reach talented graduates, some of whom are now working with us on a longer term basis." (Carolyn Sawers, Big Lottery Fund)

  • Widen and enhance your company's talent pool 
  • Low-cost advertising, shortlisting and phone screening
  • Flexible, temporary staff to complete urgent and overdue projects
  • A perfect solution to fill employment gaps including maternity leave and sabbaticals
  • Fresh knowledge and skills into your organisation.

With contacts in universities across the UK, we can help you widen your talent pool and reach the best person for the job. We’ll help you save on employee time and admin costs when recruiting for new staff, whether for a short-term project or to fill employment gaps such as sabbaticals or maternity leave. We can also help the businesses you support with affordable prices.

We offer a transparent service which is unique in its simplicity and speed. 

"We have run a highly successful internship programme since March 2011. We currently have Graduate Interns in various positions throughout the Council and with our third sector partners, almost all of whom have been recruited through Adopt an Intern." (Sandra Inrig, Senior Economic Development Officer, East Renfrewshire Council)

  • Easy engagement with university graduates from across the UK
  • Low-cost advertising, shortlisting and phone screening
  • Solution to fill employment gaps such as maternity leave or sabbaticals
  • Partnering together to achieve economic development in your area