Internships and Work Placements

Current Internship/Work Placement Schemes and Other Opportunities

London Transport Museum – Apprenticeships

Learning Apprentices (x 2)

Contract: Full-time 12 month fixed-term (c. £16,650 per annum)
Introductory session: Monday 8 June (17.30 – 19:00)
Closing date: Tuesday 16 June (10.00)

The Museum is looking to recruit 2 apprentices to help develop and deliver their high profile young people’s learning programmes. If you are 18-24, looking to get professional experience, training and new skills and care about London’s culture and history then this opportunity may be for you!

How to apply

Visit London Apprenticeship Company website and upload your CV.


Young Freelancer

Contract: Ad hoc based on project by project basis
Closing date: Monday 6 July (10.00)
Job Description: Young Freelancer [80 KB]

The Museum is looking to recruit 4 Young Freelancers to help deliver their inspiring learning programmes.

How to apply

Please send a CV and a brief outline of yourself and your interest in becoming a Young Freelancer to before 6 July 2015.

Recruitment will take place on Friday 10 July and involve taking part in group tasks around the Museum in Covent Garden.

Lloyds Scholars 2015 Programme

The programme offers eligible students financial support throughout university, paid internships, a business mentor and the opportunity to develop their employability skills.


  • A residual household income of under £25,000*
  • A confirmed offer from one of our participating universities which you have selected as your first choice** (University College London, University of Bath, University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, The University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, The University of Sheffield, and The University of Warwick)

Candidates must:

  • Be UK residents or EU students currently residing in the UK
  • Start the first year of their first degree in September/October 2015
  • Be on a three or four year undergraduate degree course***

The Scholarship is not suitable for people studying vocational degrees such as medicine, dentistry, architecture, physiotherapy, or veterinary sciences.

The applications close at 5pm on Monday 15th June
For more information please visit – Lloyds Scholar’s Programme


Channel 4 Apprenticeship Programme

With this apprenticeship Channel 4  will be helping apprentices gain their NVQ qualifications while working in one of their departments for 12 months. Apprentices will learn how everything works, what everyone does, and how it all fits into the bigger picture of Channel 4.

Apprentices will earn £16,000 for your hard work.

Channel 4 currently has apprenticeship opportunities in Information Systems, Finance, AT&I and Sales.

For more information please visit:



Mechanical Engineering Technician Apprentice

The scheme is a four-year training programme combining on-the-job training with academic study. In the first year, you will attend Kingston College to study towards your NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations and Level 2 in Functional and Key Skills. You will then undertake a series of 6 month placements across a selection of Imperial College’s busy workshops, gaining experience across a wide range of technical skills and challenges. In addition to the workshop rotations, you will continue to studying towards your BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Operations and Maintenance Engineering, NVQ Level 3 in Engineering Manufacturing and BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering qualifications as part of a one day per week day release to Kingston College.Imperial is looking for enthusiastic individuals with an interest in mechanical engineering and self-development. Applicants should possess a minimum of Grade B or above at GCSE in Maths, English and either of Science or Design & Technology.

To find out more, check out:


News UK

news_230114_footerPassionate about the media?

News UK is the proud owner of news and media brands that span the most popular to the most respected media publications including The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times.

News UK is looking for graduates who have the potential to become future leaders across the business. The 2015 Graduate programme sees opportunities in Marketing and Sales, The Sun, The Sunday Times, Business Development, Business Intelligence, and Technology and Operations.

Starting in September 2015, graduate employees will embark on a two-year programme of personal and professional development. This will include an intensive and exciting two-week induction introducing you to the world of media and life at News UK. You will then join your ‘home’ department where you will gain experience from working with the most talented people in our business. Learning the ropes, learning a trade and learning how to develop and build your career.

Apply online now or visit News UK to find out more and to watch a video of some of our current and past graduates.


BT Business Graduate Programme

The BT Business Graduate Programme is home to all of our non-technical roles, and it’s designed to put ambitious, commercially-minded graduates at the top of their game.

Roles include

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Legal
  • Business Management

What will I need?

To apply for our Business graduate programme you’ll need:

  • To have or be predicted a 2:1 or higher (or a 2:2 with a postgraduate degree)
  • At least 320 UCAS points from your top three A levels (excluding general studies)
  • Fluent English

Apply Here


Graduate Accountancy opportunities at the National Audit Office


The National Audit Office (NAO) are offering the chance to be part of work that has a real impact on the nation. It is an independent public body that provides assurance to Parliament through their audit work and adds value to government by supporting its drive to improve public services.

NAO are now recruiting for their September 2015 Graduate Accountancy Scheme. Their 3 year training scheme will take you right through to qualification as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). You will also have the opportunity to make a valued contribution to work of national importance and will be fully supported throughout your time at college, giving you a great foundation for your career.

NAO offers a competitive salary and a range of other benefits. As well as the professional training scheme, the NAO also offers an impressive variety of training and career development opportunities.

If you are interested in the NAO graduate scheme please visit their website to find out more and apply.


TK Maxx Finance Placement Programme 


TJX Companies, Inc. are offering a 12-month placement.  TJX is a global retail phenomenon with over 3,200 stores in six countries and over 190,000 associates.

This Finance Placement Programme gives you real responsibility.  Applicants will be expected to work with people across the business to boost commercial success. People on the placement will also be able to gain incredible insight into retail at its most exciting.

The placement involves work in one core Finance area, which means applicants will have the chance to develop in-depth professional knowledge. The skills that are to be developed might include financial reporting, analysis and accountancy techniques. Training, both on and off the job, and practical opportunities to put your new abilities into practice are also on offer.

Person requirements

No particular degree is needed, although you should enjoy analysis – of numbers, people or scenarios.  The ability to connect with people, challenge their views and influence their decisions is also important. If you perform well you could be offered a place on the European Graduate Programme later on.


Apply now for TJX’s July intake.

You can submit your application here.  You will also need to upload your CV and answer a couple of application questions.

If you are successful you will be invited to complete some online tests and a one-way video interview. The final stage is to attend an assessment centre in TJX Europe’s head office.



MI5 Intelligence Officer Development Programme 

Intelligence Officers play a pivotal role in running MI5 investigations. They help safeguard the country against threats to national security – including terrorism, espionage, sabotage and the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

The Intelligence Officer Development Programme is designed to help participants learn about MI5 investigations. For the first two years, officers will be deployed into posts that will develop skills with direct relevance to intelligence work.

Safeguarding the UK against threats to national security requires a variety of talented people. The Intelligence Officer Development Programme attracts graduates from a range of backgrounds and degree disciplines. To apply you will need to have or be expecting a 2.2 in any degree discipline or have relevant and permanent work experience.

MI5 is  currently looking for candidates to join the Intelligence Officer Development Programmes starting in March, June, September and December 2015.

To find out more and apply, visit



Queen’s Young Leaders Programme

The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is looking for inspirational young leaders across the Commonwealth who are making a difference in their community.

The award is open to young people ages 18 – 29 from across the Commonwealth. Recipients will be recognised for their achievements in transforming their own lives and the lives of others, receive grant support, training and an award from Her Majesty The Queen.

Eligibility criteria can be found here.

To apply, please  visit:



Traineeships at the Council of the European Union

The General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union offers around 100 paid traineeships a year to EU nationals who have completed at least the first part of their university studies, and have obtained a degree certificate.

Traineeships are split into two different periods, each lasting five months:

  • 1 February to 30 June
  • 1 September to 31 January

Applications for the paid traineeships must be submitted using the online system between 1 June and 31 August of the year preceding the traineeship.

The application form is available in French and English. You must have a thorough knowledge of one these two languages in order to apply.

Apply Now


Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards

Every month, Shell gives away 4 £1,000 Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards to new businesses in the UK (in their first 12 months of trading).

Eligibility Criteria

  • UK resident?
  • You, and all business partners are between the ages of 16-30 (inclusive) on the last day of the month you are applying for funding
  • Business has been  trading for less than 12 months, or, are 3 months (maximum) away from receiving your first payment for goods or services.

If you answered yes to the above questions and want to apply:


​For more information ​please visit : Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards​


BBC Journalism Training Scheme 

The BBC Academy is offering training for individuals interested in becoming a journalist or presenter with the BBC.If you’re accepted on the programme, the training includes:

  •  A one year fixed term contract paying £20k per annum (outside London) or £24k (including London weighting). They also cover some travel and accommodation expenses.
  • Multi-platform work experience in BBC News
  • First-class training led by BBC Academy
  • Mentoring throughout the scheme from a senior BBC journalist
  • The chance to arrange a four week work placement in an area of news of your choice during the year
Must be an avid consumer of news.  For more information about the programme visit – Journalism Trainee Scheme.
To apply please click here – BBC JTS


Exposure Youth Media Award 

With growing university fees, it’s more important than ever, if you’re considering a creative or media career, to weigh up your options carefully before embarking on a degree that may result in great debt, rather than great work afterwards. Gain confidence, skills, know-how, contacts and experience tp sicced in the media, visual arts, film and web-based industries. Exposure, in partnership with Collage Arts, is offering paid Creative Apprenticeships to teenagers who’ve completed their full Youth Media Award with us.

To register for the award please visit Youth Media Award.

For more details call 020 8883 0260 or email


British Council 2014 Internship Scheme

The British Council Internship Scheme is closed for 2014,  but check out the British Councils Graduate Recruitment Scheme


Eurostar Apprenticeship Scheme

This is now closed. Check back soon for more opportunities from Eurostar.



Accenture Gap Year 13 Programme

This scheme really does give you the best of both worlds. You’ll spend eight months (September – May) gaining real-life experience within our business, and be paid a competitive pro rata salary. Which means you’ll still have the time – and money – to travel before you start university.

Do I qualify?

  • Be an  upper sixth-former (or year 13) with a genuine interest in business and technology.
  • Be predicted to get 340 or more UCAS points from your top three A-Levels (that’s AAB, not including general studies) or equivalent.
  • Have a mature and confident approach.

What is the recruitment process?

The selection process starts when you submit your application form. If successful,  Accenture will arrange a telephone interview. If your answers show them you’ll be a good fit for the Horizons Scheme, you’ll be asked to come to an assessment centre. Succeed here and you’ll be offered a place on the scheme.

To find out more about what it’s like to be an Analyst on Accenture’s Horizons programme, read their blog.

To apply, please click here: Horizons


The Bank of England

Initial Entry Scheme — This scheme is here for students with A-level or equivalent qualifications, who want to start building a career straightway.  There are three main routes to follow, all of which follow a formal development programme, which will help you gain skills and quickly develop your experience. Click here for more information.


Gap Year — This programme is here for students who’ve completed A-levels (or equivalent) and want to gain work experience before they join university. The opportunities are focused around Banking services area. You’ll undertake operational banking work and experience the operational and research areas of the Bank – developing professional knowledge and personal skills that will enhance your university application.

Our programme offers a fascinating insight into our work, and will help you prepare for life at university. To apply for these positions you should have at least 180 UCAS points (either passed or predicted) from up to three A-levels or equivalent qualifications.  Click here for more information.



This  5yr training programme allows students to join the intricate world of consultancy straight after A Levels. Student s can choose to work within the Advisory, Assurance, Corporate Finance or Tax departments at EY. At the end of 5 yrs, participants will have a professional qualification (such as the CA) and be ready to take the next step in your business career. Students will essentially be ahead of their graduate peers at the end of the programme. For more details read on here



Thi 6yr programme that gives students the opportunity to join KPMG’s Audit team, gain an accounting degree from one of 3 top universities or and become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant.  KPMG will pay all tuition and university accommodation fees as well as paying students a starting salary of around £20,000 (in London). For more details read on here


Metropolitan Black Police Association

The Metropolitan Police are currently recruiting 2000 new Police Constables just like you.  There are many ways for you to join and many different paths and career opportunities.  For more details, visit  or contact 020 7161 0115.



London’s top graduate recruitment firm has launched its recruitment campaign for Spring 2014 and September 2014. If you’re serious about a career in business, PwC is looking for talented individuals to retain our position as the leading professional services organisation.  PwC also has opportunities for higher apprenticeships and school leavers. For more information see PwC Careers


Other Opportunities

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Creative Access

Matches the best and brightest candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds with quality one-year paid internships with leading companies across the creative industries (media, communications, PR etc). Internships are always being posted on their site so check back often: Creative Access 


edukitEduKit is an innovative service that brings schools and youth projects together.

They work with schools to:

  • Identify and evaluate students who would benefit from supplementary support
  • Match each student with local agencies best able to help them
  • Track and evaluate how students are doing and provide in-depth online analysis
  • Provide data to schools to allow better future decision-making


 Taylor Bennett Foundation – PR Training Programme

The Taylor Bennett Foundation is an award-winning work-based PR training programme exists to encourage BAME graduates to pursue a career in communications.

Its PR training programme is an 8-10 week full-time training course in public relations, designed to equip participants with relevant skills to work in the PR and corporate communications industry.

There are four programems each year, sponsored by a different PR agency.

For more information please visit: Taylor Bennett Foundation 


Internships and work placements have obvious advantages for our students. If you would like to post an internship or work placement opportunity, please contact African & Caribbean Diversity at