What is supported internship?

Supported internship is a programme specifically aimed at young people aged 16 - 24 who have an education, health and care plan and want to move into employment but need extra support to do so.

The main focus of the programme is to be able to support both the young person and the employer during the work placement period and to work towards securing a permanent and sustainable role in the future whilst also helping interns gain new and additional qualifications.

One example of how supported employment made a real difference is the story of an 18 year old lad with no previous work experience who was helped to find a placement with a local company repairing parts for ATM machines. With hard work and the support of his mentor he was able to learn a trade while at the same time developing his personal and social skills, Maths and English to a point where he has now been offered a permanent, full time, position.

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Interns, in general, are eager, hard working and keen to impress, a fact that is even more evident through the supported Internship programme.

Think of all those jobs you'd like to get done but just don't have the time. As they say "many hands make light work".


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Simply post your internships, work placements, research briefings, apprenticeships etc on INOOKSHOOK.

Make sure you explain the role in detail.

Can the role be carried out remotely, what are the expected outcomes, over what period of time and what are the benefits and rewards for the Interns.

Finding the best new talent for your business has never been easier you just need to think laterally and get in quick.

For more information - South West Regional Assessment Centre (SWRAC) is just one of a number of organisations helping to coordinate supported internships throughout the UK and they are proud to be able to help young people's dreams come true.

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