Young people of Southwark need support to help them access employment that reflects their ambitions and hard work, now more than ever.
Our paid internships aim to create positive futures for Southwark residents aged 16 to 24, who need help to get on the career ladder.
Our current internships last for 12 weeks and are across a variety of our departments.
Transformation within children’s services
IT and Digital
What we are looking for in our interns
– An understanding of equality and diversity, health and safety and confidentiality.
How to apply for an internship
Deadline to apply:
Online group participation:
Interviews via video call:
Intern placement profile
A manager will support you during your placement to make sure you get:
Intern placement summary
You will take part in our internship programme and work in a supported learning environment to develop professional skills, knowledge, behaviours and work experience, as set out in your internship placement plan.
As part of your internship, you will:
Special conditions of recruitment There may be internship placements that require:
Where this is the case, you will be told as part of the recruitment process.
Intern placement specification
The intern specification describes the essential criteria, (minimum requirements), that you must demonstrate to be appointed to an intern placement. The desirable criteria are used to help us select between candidates. The criteria initially tested at short listing stages may be given further consideration at later stages of recruitment. Use the application form to describe how you meet the criteria outlined below. You should explain and provide examples to outline how your experience, knowledge and skills are relevant to the challenges of this post. Do not use more than 4,000 characters for any of these sections (knowledge, experience or skills) and do not feel that you need to reach this limit.
Criteria tested initially at short listing stage
E = Essential, or D = Desirable.
3 GCSEs grade A to C or GCSEs grade 4 to 7 or equivalent (including Maths and English) (D)
Southwark represents a place of huge excitement and opportunity with a vibrant spirit pushing to achieve more for residents. It is a place of growth, development and opportunity.
A borough with a rich and proud history, strong sense of community and a great ability to transform and renew, sometimes very much against the odds.
Southwark possibly more than most typifies the changes, challenges and opportunities of being part of London as a global premier city and international destination of choice for business, enterprise, entertainment and the arts.Our borough is home to the architectural gem The Shard, to world-famous attractions such as the Tate Modern, Borough Market, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Tower Bridge. 7% of residents work in the cultural sector,complementing famous names including Hilton hotels and Ernst & Young who are based in the area.
The Council’s vision to deliver a fairer future for all is underpinned by strongly identified, plain speaking principles that guides all it does. These values of treating residents as if they were a valued member of the family and spending money as if it were from our own pocket are the cornerstone of our work.
We are committed to being open, honest and accountable. We are passionate about supporting the potential of every person in the borough, ‘making Southwark a place to be proud of’ is one of most important values.
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