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Care Leaver Internships (200 positions)

Listed by HM Government (Department of Education)


Application deadline: Fri 24 Sep 2021 23:55
Can I apply? Are you aged between 18-30 (as of 31st December 2021)? Were you eligible for a leaving care support package when you left care? Do you satisfy the Civil Service Nationality requirements? This means broadly the following groups will be able to work in posts within the Civil Service: UK nationals nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK nationals of the Republic of Ireland nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals If you satisfy these criteria then you can apply. No qualifications are required for this internship


£18,514.00 - £27,200.00 per annum. (London weighting for some roles)


35.00 hours per week.


If your written application is successful, you will be invited to a 30 min video interview where you will be asked questions by two or three people. The purpose of the interview is to assess your experience and suitability for the role.

Job Duration

The internships are one year fixed term contracts, with the possibility of extension.


The UK Government’s Department of Education are offering a number of PAID internships this year. Last year over 250 Care Leavers were offered internships. 

The internships are set a two levels; Administrative Officer (salary £18,514 per annum*) and Executive Officer (salary £21, 170 per annum*), and spread across 74 locations nationwide including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Falkirk. *London salaries may be higher.

No qualifications are required for this post. These roles may suit a recent graduate, or gap year student. 

Applicants must be both in receipt of a care package, and be aged between 18 - 30 on the 31st of December 2021. 

For full details, including how to apply, click here

We would recommend getting started on this application early, as there are a number of questions to answer in the application form.