Did you know about the Government Internship for Care Leavers?
The Department of Education has just announced a new opportunity for Care Leavers to apply for. The scheme is for a 12 month internship at Administrative Officer (AO) grade and Executive Officer (EO) grade across a number of Government Departments.
The internship is available to 125 Care Leavers (who have been in care for at least 13 weeks, of which some must be after their 16th Birthday) aged 18 to 30. Applicants are not required to hold any qualifications for the scheme and where they may have just missed out on AO standards, EO roles may be considered. The successful candidates will start at the minimum salary for that grade, which is from £21,889 for EO and £18,186 for AO.
The scheme is a fantastic opportunity for Care Leavers to get an insight into working within the Government, to build their confidence and give them invaluable workplace experience.
These opportunities apply to the following areas: Bristol, Cambridge, Coventry, Darlington, Eastleigh, Glasgow, Leeds, Central London, Manchester, Nottingham, Swansea and Watford.
To find out more about this opportunity and to apply for the scheme, visit the Government website .
Interviewing begins on the 19th of November and the final day to put in your application is the 5th October 2018 so don’t miss out!