Our Supported Internship programme provides you with the opportunity to enter the world of work. The programme is designed so that those with additional support needs aged 16-25yrs old (with an EHCP) have the guidance and encouragement they need to succeed in their chosen industries.
When you are on the programme, you will:
Be placed with an employer for a minimum of 5 months
From term two, be on placement for 5-12 hours a week with your personal Job Coach who will make sure you get the correct assistance and support in the workplace.
Lessons, workshops and tutorials are front loaded to equip interns with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their work placement
Study work-related numeracy and literacy
Have the option to enrol on GCSE or Functional Skills courses in English and Maths alongside the Supported Internship
Study employability skills to develop your skills in team working, communication, job applications, how to manage your time and much more
Receive personalised travel-training support according to your needs
Participate in tutorials and enrichment activities
Employability drop-in during the third term to promote positive progression opportunities
Receive three months' of additional employability support from Job Coaches which includes CV writing, interview skills, applications and sourcing a positive progression route
We aim to give you the opportunity to gain the experience, skills and qualifications that are valued by employers.
What Will I Study?
Topics covered can include:
Working in a team
Health & Safety
Safeguarding, prevention and internet safety
Understanding personal finances and budgeting
Maths in the workplace
ICT in the workplace
Conflict at work
Writing a CV
Job and training search skills
Job application skills
Job interview skills
There will also be a short research project to apply all the skills learnt throughout the year.
What Will I Need?
You need to be between 16 and 25 years old and have an Educational & Health Care Plan (EHCP), looking to move into paid employment at the end of the course.
What Will It Cost?
If you are aged 16-24 and have an EHCP, the course will be free.
What Can I Do After?
At the end of the programme we help you in securing work, apprenticeships or further study.
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