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New internship opportunities 

Public Heath England are seeking to appoint one candidate to a 4 week work placement programme at their offices in Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, London. The role will be paid at £383 per week (before tax).

Can you answer yes to the following questions?

  • Are you aged 18-25 years old with a diagnosis of autism?
  • Do you have experience of working with Microsoft packages, paticularly Microsoft Access?
  • Do you have aninterest in database analysis and management?

If you answered yes, and you would like to apply for this opportunity, then send your CV to us at Ambitious about Autism: exchange@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk with the subject title "PHE Application". Also attach a one page cover letter which tells us why you would like to work at Public Health England and what skills you can bring to their business.

Corinne or Clare will contact you to arrange a telephone call or meeting to discuss your interest and appropriateness to the role based on the questions above. Please tell us how you prefer to be contacted.

Application deadline: 6 September 2018 11am

Interviews: 13 September 2018

Placement begins: 24 September 2018 for 4 weeks 

PDF icon PHE Data Officer JD.pdf 




Future Opportunities

Please register your interest in future work experience placements by emailing exchange@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

Work experience already taking place this year in the following organisations:

  • Civil Service

  • Public Health England

  • m/SIX

  • The & Partnership

More opportunities coming soon. 


Civil Service Internship Programme 

(application deadline is now closed)

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


Corinne Guerin

Information, Advice and Guidance Officer

Corinne's one page profile


Clare Caccavone

Programme Director – Support and Participation 

Clare's one page profile

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