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Internship Scheme

First day for our trainee teachers at The Appleton School




The BTSA is delighted to be able to offer Maths, Physics, Chemistry, MFL and Computing undergraduates the opportunity to participate in a three-week paid internship based at a school in Essex during June/July 2024

As part of a government drive to attract undergraduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and languages, the BTSA has received funding to support a 3-week paid internship programme to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to experience school life and the classroom environment.  The internship programme aims to help undergraduates decide if teaching is for them and to support them in making a future ITT (initial teacher training) application. 


Internship Progamme 

Over the course of a 3-week programme, successful applicants will take part in a number of activities to give them an idea of different aspects of the teaching role within a school:


  • complete a research project on teaching & learning on a chosen focus
  • observe lessons within the department and be given time to reflect on what has been seen
  • be attached to a tutor to understand the pastoral role of a teacher
  • be assigned a mentor throughout the programme
  • track a SEN/EAL student across a day
  • attend staff meetings
  • have time allocated for skills test preparation
  • have time to reflect on the teaching practice they have seen and how it relates to the teacher's standards
  • visit a primary school
  • visit a sixth form
  • aim to teach part or whole of a lesson to a pre-agreed group
  • have the opportunity to work with small groups of students for intervention
  • be involved with extracurricular activities


Internship dates & times 

Induction day on Monday 24th June 2024 followed by 3-week programme completing on 12th July 2024.

All interns will be expected to attend the programme for 3-weeks (8.15am - 4.00pm) at their assigned school.  


Paid Internship Programme

Interns completing the programme, that are aged 21 or over, will receive £400 per week in line with National Minimum Wage requirements. Interns under 21 will receive £300 per week. Should an intern not complete the full 15 days, this amount will be adjusted accordingly. Payments will be made in two instalments and calculated on actual days attended.


Internship Role Description 
For full internship role description, please click on the link below:
STEM MFL Internship Role Description

To make an application for our internship programme, please complete the application form below and return to Maxine Howard, Recruitment Manager BTSA :
STEM MFL Internship Application Form

For further information or should you have any questions regarding the programme, please contact Maxine Howard, Administrator BTSA: 


The BTSA and every partner school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  All staff and volunteers must share this commitment.  Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training in induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.