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Internship PAYROLL SERVICE
Would you like the peace of mind that your internships are fully compliant with UK employment law? Then why not use our Internship Payroll Service for a hassle-free, fully compliant experience?
For just £11.20 per hour, our payroll partner PlusPay will:
- On-board your agency and your intern to create an internship contract
- Pay your intern the National Living Wage
- Ensure your contract terms are fully compliant with UK employment and tax law (including the modern slavery act, IR35 and VISA stipulations)
- Automatically calculate and apply holiday and sick pay
- Send payslips to your intern each week
- Send invoices to your agency each week
How it works:
PlusPay will temporarily employ your intern and supply their services to your agency. This ensures that interns and businesses are fully protected while enjoying a hassle-free, fully compliant employment contract.
GREAT FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED COMPANIES WITHOUT HR DEPARTMENTS!
For the flat rate of £11.20 per hour paid by your agency:
All interns will receive the National Living Wage of £8.91 per hour (based on an average 30-hour week)
PlusPay will take a margin to cover:
- Employers liability, professional indemnity, and public liability insurances PAYE and National Insurance
- Pension contributions (where applicable)
- Faster payment of funds
- Employment levy
- Management of timesheets, payslips, absence, and leave requests A fully compliant business model to facilitate working with agencies
To use the Internship Payroll Service, simply tick the box when placing an Ad.
What are the benefits
of hosting paid internships?
The world is an expensive place and not everyone is blessed with financial support as they strive to start their creative career.
Paid interns are focused interns
The less time they spend worrying about how they are going to pay their next rent bill means the more time they can relax and focus on delivering great work for you and your clients.
Find your next permanent employee
Internships are a fantastic way to ‘try before you buy’ and invest in a new member of staff. You can assess how they fit with your current team and scrutinise their work ethic – all while avoiding hefty recruitment fees.
A better pool of candidates
Deciding not to fund your internship immediately cuts the number of passionate, creative, and hungry applicants who might apply. You need to ask yourself – Do I want the richest candidates or the best candidates?
Expand your services
Interns from multiple sectors can offer fresh perspectives and technology skills which could help to expand your current service offering.
Upskill your current team
Managing junior staff will upskill your existing team and prepare them for future management and acquisition roles.
Ultimately your company dynamic should reflect the diverse nature of the markets you are designing for in order to stay fresh and successful at what you do.
3 areas of friction in
the employment journey
We make it easier for businesses to find fresh talent and visa versa!
The Industry Stats
YOU CAN HELP US TO ADDRESS:
DESIGN MOST POPULAR Course - BUT ONLY 25%
of GRADs BECOME DESIGNERS
HOPE: Design is in high demand
& growing, generating £85.2bn
DESIGN HAS A
yet 63% of students are female.
Senior roles = 12% minority
groups and 17% women.
HOPE: Paid internships allow
all candidates equal access
to job opportunities.
DESIGN GENERATES SIGNIFICANT VALUE FOR LOCAL & REGIONAL ECONOMIES
HOPE: Regional growth has
increased due to more agencies becoming multi-discipline
outside of London.
DESIGN IS NO LONGER CONFINED TO THE
HOPE: Investment in design
has helped firms increase sales, turnover, competitiveness,
brand recognition & loyalty.
Corporate investment is
expected to grow.
👉 Source: The Design Council: Design Economy Report 2018.
Authors: Sally Benton, Stephen Miller and Sophie Reid.
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