Extra support when you’re ready to begin work
Supported Internships are ‘on the job’ training places for people aged 16-24 that have a Statement of Special Educational Needs, or an Education Health & Care Plan or Learning Difficulty Assessment.
Supported Internships are similar to apprenticeships and traineeships but you’ll have more support and there are no entry requirements.
You get to work in a real job as an intern and get valuable experience. At the end of your internship you could end up being hired by the company.
What happens on an internship
Because you’ll be working in a real job you’ll have to follow the same rules as the other employees. So you’ll have to work at certain times and maybe wear a uniform or follow a dress code.
Most of the time you’ll be at work but you’ll also be studying for qualifications and you’ll be given learning goals.
You and your employer will both have support during the internship from your tutor and a job coach. At the end of your internship you’ll still get support to help you get paid work and start your career.