Internships are work experience placements often undertaken by higher education students and graduates looking to gain relevant skills and experience in a particular field.
Outside of higher education, the department widely promotes apprenticeships as jobs with relevant training in a particular profession and is targeting 3 million apprenticeships by 2020.
High quality work placements will also be a key element of T levels, which are the centre piece of our technical education reforms. We have begun working with employers, including the launch of a pilot scheme, to test different models and approaches to delivering T level placements.
Schools are responsible for providing independent careers guidance on the full range of education and training options both academic and vocational.