As part of the government’s Care Leaver Internship Scheme, two new internships have been offered.

The internships, which are both paid, are for jobs working as an Administrative Officer and an Executive Officer within the Department for Education.

Other government bodies who have participated in the care leaver internships scheme include the Department of Health and Social Care, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Ministry of Justice and the Crown Prosecution Service.

You can apply for the positions if you were eligible for a leaving care support package when you left care, and are aged between 18 and 30. No qualifications are required for these positions.

The roles can be taken up in one of forty eight locations around the country.

The government’s web page for the internships offers the following descriptions for each job:

  • Administrative Officer (typical salary £17,400 per annum); you will be working in a supporting administrative role with no line management responsibilities, and typically within a team structure.
  • Executive Officer (typical salary £20,000 per annum); you will be involved in problem solving, business planning and policy making within Government. They usually work within a supportive team structure, under the direction of relevant team leaders. They can also hold individual responsibility for pieces of work within a programme or project. Those that apply unsuccessfully for the Executive Officer role may be considered for the Administrative Officer role.

Applications need to be submitted online through the civil service job site and the deadline for applying for these roles is five minutes before midnight, on 26th September.

If you have any questions you can email the government at, or WhatsApp them on +44 7502 496583.

Full details can be accessed on the government’s internship page.