Supported Internships - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Supported Internships

What is a Supported Internship

The Buckinghamshire Adult Learning Supported Internship is a partnership venture which prepares young people with disabilities for competitive employment.

This five day structured study programme is available at the following two sites, De Vere Hotel and Stoke Mandeville Hospital working in partnership with Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, De Vere Latimer Estate,  Stony Dean SchoolBuckinghamshire County Council and Adviza. The internship will enable young people with learning difficulties and/or autism to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need to work. Both employers are now recruiting for interns aged 18 – 25 who are focused and work ready for September 2020.

Interns will complete a BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Work Skills qualification at Stoke Mandeville Hospital or DeVere Latimer Estate. They will also have the opportunity to study Maths and English functional skills at an appropriate level with the support of a qualified teacher.  A Job Coach will support the interns in departments such as Catering, Business and Administration, Conferencing and Events and Portering. Employment is the key goal of the programme, following on from the Internship the interns will be supported in their first year of work by a Job Coach from “Building Futures” at Adviza.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for an internship you should be:

  • A Young person aged 18 – 24 in receipt of an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Working at Entry level 2 – Level 1
  • Be able to develop good customer service skills and have a positive attitude to work
  • Be able to commit to the full length of the programme (September 2020 – June 2021)
  • Be 18 -24 years old on 31 August 2020
  • Be in your final year of education and ready to start work at the end of the Supported Internship
  • Undertaken a successful work placement at school/college
  • Have family support for you to start work
  • Be able to commit to a five day a week programme; total immersion in the workplace
  • Have an excellent record of attendance and behavior at school/college
  • Be willing to travel independently or be supported to travel
  • Have a positive attitude to gaining new skills and receiving instruction
  • Be willing to follow the Bucks NHS Trust code of conduct
  • Eligible to work in the UK
Group of young people outside County Hall, Aylesbury

What job roles will I complete as an Intern?

You will have the opportunity to work in at least three different job roles on a ten week carousel.

These may include:

  • Administration
  • Portering
  • Post-Room
  • Kitchen
  • Housekeeping

How do I apply?

If you would like to know more about the Supported Internship or would like to apply please contact:

Christie Lavery
Head of Supported Employment
Stony Dean School
01494 762538
clavery@stonydean.bucks.sch.uk