Supported Internships are personalised study programmes based primarily at an employer’s premises.
They are designed to better enable young people with are for young people with a learning difficulties and/or disabilities aged 16-24 with an Education Health and Care Plan, and who need extra help to move from college into employment.
Alan Seeley shares his experience of his internship and the positive progression he took to secure paid employment:
Colleges currently offering supported internships:
What training and support do you get from the college?
All interns will be allocated a job coach for the duration of the internship. The core role of the job coach is to provide tailored support to young people to enable them to gain, learn from, develop in and maintain their internship and to make a positive progression on to paid sustainable employment. They also work closely with the employer to provide support for both them and the intern. They will agree the required standards the intern must meet with the employer before the start of the internship.
Employing Job Coaches
The information in this material has been drawn from the Department for Educational document Supported Internships. Please use below link for the full document.
- Moving to adult health care
- Further Education
- Pathways to work
- WorkAid - Supported Employment Scheme
- Independent Travel Training
- Finding a Disability Confident Employer
- Adult Social Care
- Independent Living
- Inclusion within the community
- National Resources
- Get help at work if you’re disabled or have a health condition (Access to Work Fund)
- Positive and Possible - SEND Employment Support
- Staying Safe, Bullying and Child Sexual Exploitation