What it costs
Some of our employers will take an intern without charge, but most require a fee. This can range from £50 to £200 a day. See what each is offering, and make your choice.
This is different, we know, from other organisations that offer paid internships.
The fact is, most of our employers wouldn’t offer work experience unless they’re paid. So these opportunities don’t exist elsewhere.
While large employers can afford to take interns and devote staff time to them, this isn’t possible for the smaller business.
And in most cases our temporary assistants (our applicants) don’t bring enough skill and experience to make it worthwhile for the company.
So while it would be lovely to earn money as an intern, the reality is that to get experience in the smaller company, you’ll have to pay for it.
Graduates who pay £9,000 a year at a university may decide it’s worth paying the much smaller sums required to give them experience of working in a real business and getting high quality learning.