Ymlaen: The Senedd’s Intership for Black, Asian, and Ethnic Minority graduates

Ymlaen – Cymraeg

The Senedd Commission (Senedd) has partnered with the Windsor Fellowship to launch a new internship programme, offering four opportunities to individuals from a Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority background.

The Senedd is committed to attracting talent from a wide range of backgrounds and recognises the value in reflecting the diversity of the Welsh population.

​The internship programme is a great way to gain paid work experience in an exciting and unique environment at the heart of Welsh democracy.

About the Internship

​We are offering a paid, 12-month training internship for four graduates from a Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority background. You can choose to apply for placements within various areas across the organisation.

Although the internship does not offer or guarantee a substantive role at the end of the 12-month period, the aim is for you to develop the skills and gain the experience required for a role within the Senedd Commission or a job elsewhere.

Training at the Senedd means you will be at the heart of Welsh politics, developing your skills and knowledge on how to best navigate and assist a busy and exciting workplace where Welsh laws are made. The Internship is an excellent opportunity that has been designed to provide you with the understanding and ability to develop within a diverse and inclusive organisation.

Your Development

  • Windsor Fellowship support – our partners the Windsor fellowship, will provide you with pastoral and interview support from the point of application.
  • Mentorship – Take advantage of on-going coaching, mentorship and guidance from experienced Senedd employees.
  • Skills building – grow key technical, professional and leadership skills through training and development opportunities.
  • Career development – gain exposure to career growth activities to help prepare for post-graduation careers.

Who can apply?

  • A resident in the UK or Ireland for a minimum of three years (this is a requirement to undertake National Security Vetting).
  • You must be available to take part in the internship from September 2023 to September 2024.
  • You must be from a Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority background.
  • You have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Please note that the Senedd does not sponsor work visas.
  • You are a graduate by the time the scheme starts.
  • You are living in Wales.

Roles and Job Descriptions

Please read the specifications fully and ensure that your application addresses the skills required.

Salary: £32,141 for the year.

Location: This is a hybrid role, working on the Senedd estate subject to business need. Your base will be at Tŷ Hywel in Cardiff Bay, but you will also be provided with the support and equipment to be able to work from home

How to apply?

The selection process aims to assess all eligibility requirements and critical skills that will enable your success in the programme.

  • Stage 1 Read the FAQs and complete online application form by 2 April at 11.59pm 
  • Stage 2 – Successful applicants will be invited to attend a virtual Assessment Centre with the Windsor Fellowship consisting of a presentation and interview.
  • Stage 3 –  Final stage virtual interview with the Senedd team
  • Stage 4 –  Senedd to select and inform successful Interns.
  • Stage 5 –  Onboarding and security vetting process (all offers are dependent on completing the security clearance)

Applications are now closed for 2023/2024 cycle 

If you have any questions about the programme contact us via email: internships@windsor-fellowship.org