What is a Supported Internship
The Buckinghamshire Adult Learning Supported Internship is a partnership venture which prepares young people with disabilities for competitive employment.
The first Supported Internship was set up in partnership with De Vere Latimer Estate in September 2018. The interns are progressing well on the course and the success is due to the partnership approach, the work experience opportunities provided by the hotel and the commitment by the interns (pictured here).
The internship will enable young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need to work.
We are now recruiting for 10 enthusiastic young people who are focused and work ready for September 2020.
The programme has one primary aim:
Wherever possible support young people to move into paid employment
Interns will complete a BTEC Level 1 Work Skills programme at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. They will also have the opportunity to study Maths and English functional skills at an appropriate level with the support of a tutor and Job Coach.
Employment is the key aim of the programme, following on from the Supported Internship the interns will be supported in their first year of work by a Job Coach from “Building Futures” at Adviza.