Becoming an intern or trainee

Find a traineeship or internship, employment rights and pay, benefits, skills and qualities required.


  1. Find a traineeship

    Apply for a traineeship in England - get ready to work or an apprenticeship

  2. Find an internship

    Use the Graduate Talent Pool to find internships if you're a new or recent graduate in the European Economic Area (EEA)

Guidance and regulation

  1. Employment rights and pay for interns

    Rights for interns and students in the workplace; work experience; work placements; rights to the National Minimum Wage

  2. Traineeships: young people
  3. Providing quality internships: guidance for employers and interns

News and communications

  1. North-east teenager receives award from Education Secretary

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  2. Young people with SEND to benefit from £5 million work scheme

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  3. Traineeships programme helping many into apprenticeships and jobs

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  4. Minister praises interns with special educational needs

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
See all news and communications

Policy and engagement

  1. Traineeships: funding reform in England


  1. Traineeships: evaluation

    • Closed organisation: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and Department for Education
    • Research
See all transparency