Supported Internship in partnership with London Borough of Sutton

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

What is a Supported Internship?

We run 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.

Who is the programme for?

If you are between 17 and 24 years and would like to access further training and employment, then this is a great programme for you. You will be in a work placement up to five days per week from 9am to 3.30pm.

What are the entry requirements?

To apply you will need to the complete an application form and then ask your Local Authority to consult with Orchard Hill College. Applicants need to be working at Entry Level 3 (or above, up to Level 2). Applicants must have an active EHCP. We would like to meet you for an assessment before you join us on the Supported Internship. We want to make sure this is the right programme for you.

About the programme

Orchard Hill College have partnered with London Borough of Sutton to deliver a Supported Internship programme. This Practical programme has been designed to prepare your for the next exciting steps in your life. You will learn skills to start you on your pathway to work. You will be based in Sutton and the surrounding boroughs and gain a range of transferable and marketable job skills to support to you to gain paid employment You will be supported to work within different areas of the council including;

  • Administration
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Digital Development
  • Customer services
  • Library assistant
  • Events

We will also prepare you for work, supporting you with:

  • CV writing
  • Applying for a job
  • Interview skills
  • Building confidence and self esteem
  • How to communicate in a work situation
  • Working as a group
  • Budgeting

You will work towards achieving an accreditation. Functional skills English and maths Entry Level 3 – Level 2 can also be achieved (if applicable).

Here’s how we will achieve it together

You will have a tutor delivering the programme along with a Job Coach to support you with work preparation and employability skills. The Supported Internship takes place in Sutton and the surrounding boroughs.


Opportunities for paid employment and an accreditation. Where applicable Functional skills English and maths Entry 3 – Level 2.

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

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.
Ofsted Report

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