An “Internships and Work Placements” Scheme has been developed under the “Young Professionals Programme” by leveraging the “Business and Professionals Programme” in partnership with a range of organizations across industry sectors.
This scheme aims to provide students, graduates and returners the opportunity to gain valuable skills, improve their employability and to encourage greater socio-economic diversity within different industry sectors. At the same time, this scheme also benefits our partners and potential employers by providing them access to talented graduates from a diverse range of backgrounds across industry sectors and helps them meet their diversity targets.

The “Internships and Work Placements” are merit-based, available at different durations and on different payment basis which will be confirmed with the organization providing the specific “Internship or Work Placement” at the time of the interview.
We will update the “Internships and Work Placements” on this page on a monthly basis and candidates will need to apply before the end of each month (please refer to the section “How do I apply” below).

Please note that these opportunities are only available to members of the British Pakistan Foundation and to find out more about how to become a member, please visit the “Join Us” page.

British Pakistan Foundation & pladis Internship programme  

British Pakistan Foundation and pladis Global have partnered to offer an internship opportunity to a student or recent graduate to help them gain real work experience and develop soft skills that will make them successful in their career journey.

 About pladis

pladis is one of the fastest growing global snacking companies and home to beloved brands including McVitie’s and Ulker. pladis is also proud to make and distribute a carefully curated range of GODIVA chocolates exclusively for consumer-packaged goods channels around the world.

pladis also owns regional brands such as Jacob’s, go ahead!, Carr’s, Flipz, BN, Verkade and many more, delighting consumers with products across the snacking category including sweet and savoury biscuits, wafer, cake, chocolate, gum and candy. Formed in 2016, pladis is the proud steward of over 300 years of family baking and confectionery experience. The expertise of its 16,000-strong global workforce spans 25 factories in 11 countries, and is founded on collaboration, agility and resilience.

As a responsible business, delivering the highest quality products and exceptional service, pladis’ products have the potential to reach more than 4 billion people across the world.

Position Title: HR Admin Intern at pladis HR Service Center

Location: Liverpool (Remote working during lockdown)

Duration: 6 Months

Application Deadline: Monday, 1st March 2021

Send your CVs and Cover Letters to:



Xperience Pakistan is a young start-up company, which was developed to create a platform to enable people to access Pakistan in a safe & reliable manner in order to educate people about the true side of Pakistan as a bid to change people’s perception of Pakistan. We do this through the experiences that we curate in Pakistan based on things people wouldn’t expect such as Yoga, Food Tours. It was also created as a means to give back to Pakistan by creating employment opportunities amongst the locals.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the product that we offer, opting for quality over quantity.

However, we do a lot more than just holidays we work with local schools and colleges on creative projects to use this as a means to educate them and get them to explore & learn about Pakistan as a bid to change the perceptions.

Due to Covid-19, things on the travel front have been slow, so we are now looking to diversify into lifestyle products that have either been created in Pakistan or have been inspired by Pakistan.

Positions Available:

  • Placement Brand / Product management
  • Placement Graphic / Product Designer
  • Placement Content Creator
  • Placement Web Developer

Location: London (Remote working during lockdown)

Duration: 3-6 Months

Application Deadline: Monday, 1st March 2021

Send your CVs and Cover Letters to:


Am I eligible?

The scheme is open to all Members of the British Pakistan Foundation who are undergraduates, graduates, post graduates and returners (who are returning to work from a career break). In some cases, certain organizations will also provide work placements to pre-university students and this should be clearly stated in the application on submission.

What can I get out of the scheme?

You will gain valuable work experience and skills which will help you obtain a full-time position in the future. You will widen your professional network and receive useful career guidance. You will also receive guidance on producing an excellent CV and Cover Letter, as well as, good interview technique.

How do I apply?

Please send your CV and Cover Letter stating the specific “Internship and / or Work Placement” to the BPF Office on

The BPF Office will review each application and then submit it to the relevant organization who will then get in touch with the candidate to arrange an interview. The candidate must keep the BPF Office informed of progress.

If the candidate is unsuccessful with their first choice, we will then identify another suitable “Internship and / or Work Placement” and after discussing this with the candidate, we will then submit the application on behalf of the candidate. We will aim to match the candidate with an opportunity that is based within reasonable travelling distance, but this may not be possible in some cases.

In the event that the BPF Office is unable to identify a suitable “Internship and / or Work Placement” at the time of your application, your name will be placed on a waiting list until a suitable opportunity is available.

How can I find out more?

If you have any further questions about how the scheme operates, please contact the BPF Office on