Celebrating supported internships

The day has been taking place on Wednesday 27 March 2024 and is aimed at raising awareness of Supported Internships and the benefits they bring to young adults, their families, and businesses.

Supported Internships are available to 16–24-year-olds with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Their aim is to help young people move successfully towards permanent employment and adult life.

The chance of a young person with SEND becoming employed rises from 5% to 28% if they enter employment via a Supported Internship.

Supported Interns are enrolled with a local Further Education college, however, most of their time is spent learning in the workplace supported by a Job Coach.

Students from Shooters Hill Sixth Form College have been helping to spread the word about supported internships, hosting a stall at Woolwich Library on Wednesday.

If you run a business who would be interested in working on the project, please contact Daniel Marchant, Teacher of Foundation Learning/Co-ordinator for External internships, on 020 8319 9783, or by email, Daniel.Marchant@shc.ac.uk.

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Highlights from today's events.

Pictures: staff and students from Shooters Hill Sixth Form College

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