Supported internships are a structured, work-based study programme for 16 to 24-year-olds with SEND, who have an Educational Health Care Plan. The core aim of a supported internship is a substantial work placement, facilitated by the support of an trained job coach. Supported internships last for a minimum of 6 months, and up to a year. Alongside their time with the employer, supported interns complete a personalised study programme delivered by the school or college, which includes the chance to study for relevant qualifications, if appropriate, English and maths.
Every young person is supported in the work placement by a trained job coach, put in place by their education provider or a supported employment agency. The job coach provides in-work support that tapers off, if appropriate, as the supported intern becomes familiar with their role. Job coaches also work with employers, increasing their confidence in employing individuals with additional needs and helping them to create and support a diverse workforce.
*NEW Supported Internship Guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supported-internships-for-young-people-with-learning-difficulties/supported-internships
Further information available on Preparing for Adulthood website https://www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk/downloads/supported-internships
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Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Chloe Foran
- Contact Position
- SEND Employment Support Officer
For any enquiries regarding Liverpool’s supported internship project – Intern To Work – please contact us at email@example.com
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- Local Offer Age Bands
- Young Adults (16 to 25)