Supported Internship Programme

Supported Internship Programme for young people in the Borough

Supported internships are designed to help young people who want to move into
employment. The internships aim to give young people their first experience of working with an employer equipping them with the skills they need for work to help them achieve
sustainable paid employment.

This programme is aimed at young people aged 16 – 24 with an Educational Health
Care Plan who want to work, but as yet, have not had the opportunity.

  • The programme will run for 36 weeks across the school year, including a four
    week initial induction period. The first four weeks is a period of induction and workplace preparation, across three days per week, developing employability skills, maths and English. They aim to empower learners to build confidence as individuals in the workplace. Training is then reduced to one day per week with up to four days in a workplace internship.
  • The work placement will be supported by a specialist Skills Coach. The work placement will give the learner the opportunity to behave as a responsible member of the workforce and be a valued member of staff. They will be initially supported by the Skills Coach until they have developed the knowledge and skills to work independently.
  • Learners will build their confidence to travel independently.
  • Learners will receive a bursary, subject to personal circumstances plus a
    vulnerable bursary

    Details can be found here for further information or to request an
    application form, please email