Supported Internships

Supported internships are a structured study programme based primarily at an employer. They enable young people aged 16 to 19 year olds, or 16 to 25 year olds where the student has an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace. Supported internships are unpaid, and last for a minimum of six months. Wherever possible, they support the young person to move into paid employment at the end of the programme. Alongside their time at the employer, young people complete a personalised study programme which includes the chance to study for relevant substantial qualifications, if appropriate, and English and maths.

Students will spend 70% of their time out in a workplace which will be chosen through working with a careers advisor who will help them in deciding a sector they would like to try and then supporting them in making contact with employers to obtain a placement.

We have a wide selection of employers we work with and support to find employees and work placements, which will be discussed with you and opportunity to visit work places and sites will be arranged to give you options.

The first 3 months of the programme is spent creating a CV, being supported with interview techniques, building your confidence, interview practice. 

If you need to complete a qualification in maths or English this will be done alongside your placement.

We offer an alternative careers, advice and guidance to give learners the opportunity in gaining experience in the work place in a sector of the choice for 6 months.

We are a stepping stone for learners in supporting them finding what they want to do next and how to get there.

We deliver our Supported Internships in Shropshire & Staffordshire currently at our Training & Enterprise centre in Wellington and Stoke.