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Departmental Work Experience

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what provision is made to enable students to undertake work experience in his Department; how members of the public may obtain information about work experience in his Department; and if he will make a statement. (288729)

The Department for Transport takes part in the Summer Development and the Summer Placement intern programmes which are administered by the Cabinet Office. These schemes are aimed (respectively) at ethnic minority and disabled undergraduates/graduates interested in the Fast Stream development programme.

The Department also employs a number of economist summer interns each year through the Government Economics Service central recruitment process.

The schemes are advertised on the civil service website, the Government Economic Service website and university and graduate websites. They are also promoted at career fairs.