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.

We currently have the following 29 “Internships and Work Placements” available with our partners

1. British Pakistan Foundation

1 internship is available with BPF, based in the London office.

2. Ummah Finance

1 media internship is available for a candidate with a strong background in Marketing/ Business or Languages and experience with websites, social media and a solid understanding of youth market.

3. Ummah Finance

1 marketing internship is available for a candidate with a strong background in Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Computer Science, Mathematics, Language and experience with websites, social media and Microsoft packages.

4. Al Rayan Bank (Birmingham)

10 separate internships are available for candidates with a strong finance background within the Birmingham branch. The role will require good analytics and reasoning, decision modelling and presentation skills.

5. Amanda Wakeley

1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong fashion background in London.

6. Amishi

1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong fashion/merchandise background in London.

7. Quadreen Capital

1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong finance background in London.

8. Investment Firm

1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong finance background in London.

9. British Telecom

5 separate internships are available for candidates with a strong engineering or maths background in London.

10. Islamic Relief

1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong social enterprise background in London.

11. Lucy Choi

2 separate internships are available for candidates with a strong background in sales and PR & marketing in London.

12. TKC Country Club

3 separate internships are available for candidates with a hospitality background in Southall.

13. Medical Placement

Various medical placements are available for medical students in London. Candidates must state what area of Medicine they wish to apply for in the cover letter.

14. Mundio Telecom

1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong telecommunications background in London.

15. YU Spaces

1 internship is available for a candidate with a strong interior design / social media background in London.

16. Goldex Investments Group Ltd

1 internship is available for a candidate with a marketing/business background in London.

17. KBM Group

1 work placement available within Secretarial and Administration.

18. KBM Group

1 work placement available within Information Technology (I.T.).

19. KBM Group

1 work placement available within Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

20. KBM Group

1 work placement available within Social Media Management.

21. KBM Group

1 work placement available within Marketing and Sales.

22. KBM Group

1 work placement available within Coordination and Reception.

23. Farani Taylor Solicitors

1 legal internship available for a strong candidate with a background in Law to work as a Paralegal and shadow a caseworker.

24. Farani Taylor Solicitors

1 marketing internship available for a strong candidate with a background in marketing, in particular, an experience of photoshop.

25. Farani Taylor Solicitors

1 internship is available within the administration department.

26. Addison & Khan Solicitors

1 internship is available for a Law or Accounts student at the Addison & Khan Solicitors’ office based in Ilford.

27. HGA Accountants

1 internship is available with HGA Accountants for a Finance student based at the Ilford office.

28. HGA Legal Services

1 internship is available with HGA Legal Business for a Law student based at the Ilford office.

29. Cadogan Asset Management

1 internship is available with Cadogan Asset Management.

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 before the end of each month on info@bpfuk.org

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 info@bpfuk.org.