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Essex County Council


Essex County Council


Chelmsford and/or Basildon

Closing Date

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Important update: Due to the coronavirus working restrictions, the timeline for this 8-week placement cannot be confirmed. Please register your interest by completing the application and registration forms before 10 May 2020.

Once Essex County Council has confirmed a start date we will update all applicants.

Thank you,
The Autism Exchange Team

Ambitious about Autism are excited to be working with Essex County Council, one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, who are offering an 8-week paid internship for five young people with autism aged 18-24 who have achieved a minimum of 2 GCSE's (or equivalent) in English and Maths at Grade A*-C (or 4-9) or above in their Chelmsford or Basildon offices.

About Essex County Council (ECC): Serving a population of 2 million residents and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. ECC are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong.

The roles will be within their:

  • Social Care and Education
  • Legal and Governance
  • Business Support

Roles will be paid at National Minimum Wage of £8.41 per hour (before tax). Travel and lunch will not be reimbursed. The roles are 27.5 hours – 37 hours per week. Although working hours and patterns can be flexible. 

Application process

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete

Essex County Council - Application form 

Autism Exchange - Registration form 

Attach them both with a copy of your CV in an email and send to with the subject line 'Essex CC Application' specifying which location(s) you would like to undertake the role in Chelmsford and/or Basildon.
If you are successful in being chosen to take part in the internship you will be required to undertake security checks which will require a current passport, DBS check and proof of your whereabouts over the past 3 years.

Ambitious about Autism will provide you with support to meet your needs throughout the application and placement.

Application deadline: Sunday 10 May 2020 end of day
Placement begins: TBD

Please email our Ambitious Exchange team if you have any questions regarding this opportunity at

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