The Supported Internship Programme
What it is and who it's for
The Supported Internship Programme is a structured, one-year study programme, based with an employer that's tailored to the needs of the young person taking the course. It's delivered by a partnership of an education provider, an employer and a job coach (provided by the education provider or Employment and Volunteering Service).
The programme is for young people aged 16-25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, who want to work, but need some support to move into paid employment. It will equip you with the skills that you need for the workplace, including on-the-job training, and the opportunity to gain employability skills. If appropriate, you can work towards relevant qualifications. Both you and the employer will be fully supported by the job coach and education provider.
For more information on the supported internship programme take a look at the councils website page.