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Supported Internship

We run two Supported Internships for young people looking to gain the skills to achieve employment.

A Supported Internship will help you to gain employability skills and become more confident when applying for a job. You will receive support from staff, mentors and job coaches.

The courses offer three job rotations in different departments as well as opportunities to gain Employability Skills qualifications.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aged 17 to 24 years old
  • Hold an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

We offer Supported Internships in Sutton and Hillingdon, see below for more information on each of them:

Sutton

This course is in partnership with London Borough of Sutton (LBS) and offers job rotations within the LBS departments and at Orchard Hill College.

This is a one year course, full time Monday to Friday.

To apply please click here to complete an Expression of Interest form.

Hillingdon

We have partnered with Hillingdon Council and DFN Project SEARCH to host a Transition to Work programme.

During this one year programme, you’ll be based at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge gaining a range of transferable and marketable job skills such as team-working and problem-solving. With 800 hours of structured support from staff, mentors, instructors and coaches, you’ll become more confident when applying for a job. The DFN Project SEARCH programme has seen 60% of graduates securing a paid job (16 hours or more per week).

The programme is in partnership with Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support (HACS), experts in supporting people with learning disabilities and autism.

For more information or to apply, please contact: Stuart Smith, Work Inclusion Partnerships Manager:

Email: ssmith7@hillingdon.gov.uk

Telephone: 01895 277305

 

Outcomes for learners are outstanding, teaching, learning and assessment are excellent and the extremely diverse programmes that meet learners’ individual needs, interests and aspirations, prepare them very well for life after College.
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