I was wondering if anyone would have any experience or advise regarding internships in the UK. Basically I started teaching myself front end web development around 3 years ago, and lately I have been trying to get into a full time role. However I am really struggling to break into the industry because I don't have any commercial experience (from what I am told in feedback). Anyway, I applied for a role last week and they have just come back to me to say:
The problem I have is that I have a pretty secure, full time job, with a good salary (just not in the field I want to be in). I would have no hesitation about going for a job with less money (I would even consider minimum wage), but I am not too sure what to expect from an internship. Has anyone else had any experience with internships? I am planning on going in for a chat regardless, but I was wanting to call up and get a bit more information.
We have conducted several interviews this week as mentioned on the phone. We have had some recent graduates come in with some good knowledge and experience and feel that they could hit the ground running because of this. I still feel it may be good to invite you in for a chat to find out more about you and your skill/experience levels to see if we could potentially offer a summer internship type of thing and see how that goes in terms of the progressing into something more permanent.