What is the Supported Internship Programme?
A supported internship is a type of work and study programme specifically aimed at young people aged 17 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so. Through the support and experience the internship provides, the students will be able to develop skills and gain qualifications so that they can enter into paid employment.
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.
Our Supported Internship programmes:
- Start in September
- Run full-time, from Monday to Friday
- Offer support from a designated Job Coach
- Include work rotations (this is the opportunity to work in different departments of the organisation)
- Offers Employability qualifications from Entry 3 to Level 2
At the end you will gain a range of transferable job skills and become more confident when applying for jobs.
We run Supported Internship programmes with a number of partner organisations, you can find more information on each course below: