Subject to availability and sector interest, we are able to offer a small number of young people a work placement under a Supported Internship.
Supported Internships are for young people with learning difficulties and / or disabilities, aged 16 to 24, with a Statement of Special Educational Needs, a My Plan, a Learning Difficulty Assessment, or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so. The overall goal of Supported Internships is to move young people with additional needs into paid employment. Working in partnership with the Young Person’s Educational Provider. This is an unpaid work-based study programme that usually lasts for one year. It includes an extended work placement that lasts for at least 6 months stepping from education into the workplace while gaining the skills you need to get a paid job.
What you'll do as a supported intern:
On a supported internship, you’ll spend the majority of your time in the work place, developing your skills for employment.
A supported internship includes:
- an unpaid work placement of at least 6 months
- support from a qualified job coach
- a personalised study programme, including the chance to study a relevant qualification, if suitable, and English and maths to an appropriate level