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Ambitious about autism – Civil Service internship opportunities available

An exciting four-week work experience opportunity in the Civil Service is being offered to approximately 100 autistic young people.

You must be:

  • autistic

  • aged between 18 and 25 at the time of the internship

  • achieved a minimum of 2 GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and maths at Grade 4-9 (or A*-C) or above

  • have the right to work in the UK

  • interested in work relating to the Civil Service.

The opportunity will provide you with a great chance to gain experience within the Civil Service and an insight into the workplace. You will also be offered developmental coaching sessions and other activities throughout the internship.

Application deadline: Monday 3, April 2023. You will be emailed with the outcome of your application by the end of April 2023 (please check junk/spam folders) Salary: £10.42 per hour (National living wage). All roles are full time Location: The programme is offered in a range of locations across the UK or online. You will be asked about your availability for each location in your application form Placement: 3 – 28 July 2023

How to apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the Civil Service application form and email it to with the subject line ‘CS application’.

Need help completing the application form? You can be assisted in different ways:

Please refer to this step by step guide, alternatively, you can attend an application workshop on Wednesday 29 March. Register your place.

If you are chosen to take part in the internship you will be required to undertake security checks. As a minimum, these checks require a current passport, DBS check, references and proof of your whereabouts (where you have lived) over the past three years. Ambitious about Autism will be available to assist you in completing these checks, identify any workplace adjustments you may want to request, and provide support throughout the internship.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands on work experience. If you would like to learn more about the civil service, click here


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