A Supported Internship is a structured programme of study undertaken by a young person aged 16-24 with learning difficulties or disabilities.
Supported Internships are programmes specially adapted to meet the skills and ability of an individual whilst fulfilling a genuine business need for the employer. The programme combines unpaid work with an employer and time in college to gain skills such as maths, English, ICT, Health and Safety and job search skills.
The young person is partnered with a job coach (a member of staff) to mentor them, offer support and build confidence when in your workplace.
Evidence shows that workers with a disability demonstrate great commitment and performance and have excellent attendance records.
Keep in mind that every individual has different skills and will be suited to different kinds of jobs. Generally, Supported Internships involve: