Have you thought about trying a supported internship?
- Are you 16-25 years old with an Education, Health and Care Plan?
- Do you have autism or a learning difficulty?
- Would you like to get a paid job in the future?
- If you answered yes to the above, a supported internship with Ambitious College could be the opportunity for you!
We offer Supported Internships for young people who want to work in competitive employment. The programme takes place in a business setting. Learners are totally immersed in the workplace, learning through continuous feedback and gaining real employability and competitive work skills. A typical day includes:
- classroom instruction in employability and independent living skills
- participation at one or more internship rotations
- social interaction within their internship department
- regular feedback from the instructor, job coaches and business colleagues.
Individualised internships and job development continue throughout the year. These are based on an individual’s strengths, skills and interests. Interns are supported through on-the-job coaching and improvement strategies, the ultimate goal being to help them obtain paid employment and live independently.
This is an exciting opportunity for young people who are eligible to learn a wide variety of skills ranging from housekeeping and computers and IT, through to kitchen assistant and lab work. You can find out more by downloading our factsheet for young people and parents.
Benefits of supported internships
Supported internships are a great opportunity for young people with autism to combine work with their education. Benefits of a supported internship include:
learning new skills that could be used in future employment
building confidence and life skills
support from trained job coaches to help you succeed
increase social networks.
How do supported internships work?
Ambitious College will work with the Whittington Hospital to support interns develop workplace skills. The programme will run from September for one academic year. The role will be based at the Whittington five days a week.
Supported internships also benefit employers to learn what young people with additional needs can contribute and achieve.
We are now accepting applications for September 2020. The open events will include a tour of the hospital and short presentation, followed by and Q&A session.
Thursday 12 March 3.30-5pm
Wednesday 22 April 10.30-12pm
Thursday 14 May 5-6pm
To find out more or to book, please contact Gemma Mullan email@example.com
How to apply
- aged 16-25 years old with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan
- have autism or a learning disability
- have an interest to move into employment
- interested in spending a year learning new skills or developing existing skills in the workplace.
If this applies to you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the application form.
Find out more about Supported Internships
Contact us directly if you would like more information about supported internships with Ambitious College and Whittington Hospital or download our factsheet for interns and parents. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email email@example.com for the application form.