The government has announced the roll out of a civil service internship scheme for care leavers aged between 18-30. Successful applicants will be offered a post in a Government Department in the location they specify. The application window will be open from today (Monday 7 September) to the extended deadline of 23:55 hours on Monday 12th October and those interested in the scheme can register interest and create an account on Civil Service Jobs now.

The aim of the internship is to help care leavers to develop and enhance their work-based skills and essentially become a launch-pad for a successful working life. This will be the third year that the scheme has ran and aims to provide exciting opportunities which enable care leavers to experience working in central Government.

The internships will be hosted across various Government Departments and agencies, which have offices in locations across England, Scotland and Wales. No qualifications are required to apply, but applicants must be a care leaver aged between 18-30 years. The internships will be offered at two levels; Administrative Officer (typical salary £17,400 per annum) or Executive Officer (typical salary £20,000 per annum) and London salaries may be higher.

For more information about the application process, see here.