What is a Supported Internship?
Supported Internships are study programmes for young people with an EHC plan who would like to progress into work.
They enable young people from the age of 16 (with a plan to get the support they need) to achieve paid employment. Internships equip young people with the skills they need for work. Young people learn through work placements and directed employability courses with their provider.
How long does an Internship last?
Supported Internships are unpaid and last for a minimum of six months to a year. Where possible they result in paid employment.
Interns spend most of their time with an employer and alongside their work placement. They follow a personalised study programme which includes English and maths (if appropriate). Plus other qualifications that are relevant to their chosen progression path.
Where can I get advice about Supported Internships?
The Education Inclusion and Transition Team can give you more advice on Supported Internships and preparation for adulthood.