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Civil Service Internship Programme 

A three week work experience opportunity in the Civil Service is being offered to young people with autism, aged between 16 and 25 who have achieved GCSE's including English and maths at Grade A*-C (or 4-9) , or equivalent level 2 qualifications.

The opportunity will provide you with the chance to experience the Civil Service first-hand, gaining insight into the variety of day-to-day work activities. As part of the experience, you will also be offered the opportunity to participate in developmental coaching sessions during the programme.

The Civil Service has a key role in supporting government develop and implement its policies as effectively as possible, helping to bring innovative solutions to some of the biggest issues facing society. This experience will provide you with the opportunity to see what it is like to work inside this important organisation.

Previous departments which have offered paid placements include:

  • Department for Education
  • Department for Transport
  • Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Business, Innovation and Skills

The work experience will take place from Monday 13 August to Friday 31 August 2018 and will be based in London. Remuneration will be paid at £350 per week.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please email: exchange@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

You will need to submit your CV (2 pages maximum) and a covering letter (1 page maximum) to tell us what department of the government you are interested in and why.

The deadline for submitting your CV and covering letter is 5pm on Wednesday 4 July 2018.

If you are successfully shortlisted you will be supported to complete an application form and a personal reference from a teacher, lecturer or previous employer.

If you would like to know more about the Civil Service, visit their website Civil Service Fast Stream or watch the What is the Civil Service? video

Meet the Autism Exchange Team


Rebecca North                                                                               

Autism Exchange Programme Manager

Rebecca's one page profile


Clare Caccavone

Programme Director – Support and Participation 

Clare's one page profile

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