Supported internship study programme
Who is this for?
Are you interested in the world of work or volunteering? This course will help you develop the confidence and skills you need to start a potential career. You will have opportunities for real work experience, with the full support of the team here at College.
What will you learn?
At the heart of everything we do at College is Building Confidence, Developing Independence and Supporting Achievement for our students.
On the Supported Internship programme, your Job Coach will work with you to identify your personal employment aspirations, interests and passions. You will spend the majority of your time in your selected workplace, where you will put into practice the skills you learn in College. You will gradually be given more responsibility as you work to reach your goals.
You could move on to paid employment such as an apprenticeship. Or you may choose to progress to self-employment.
At the start of the Supported Internship programme Edmund found interacting and communicating difficult, particularly with unfamiliar people.
Edmund’s learning journey
He was supported by our Speech and Language Therapy team to build on his communication skills which he was able to transfer to the workplace. Led by his passion for film and theatre, Edmund secured a work experience placement at the Odeon Cinema. With support from his Job Coach, he gradually took on more responsibilities and was able to establish a routine that allowed him to feel more comfortable when interacting with members of the public.
Edmund also took the opportunity to expand his skills and began work at a local hotel, preparing ingredients and small dishes for the hotel kitchen. With skills learned at his previous work placement, Edmund could communicate effectively, complete a variety of tasks with minimal or no support and began to form professional working relationship with his colleagues.