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18 April 2024
By Specialist Employment Service

Empowering Futures: The Advantages of Supported Internships for Students with SEND

In the ever-changing landscape of education, it's important for schools to equip all students with the skills and confidence necessary for success beyond the classroom. For students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), the transition from school to the workforce can be daunting. However, supported internships offer a transformative solution, providing tailored support that empowers both students and schools alike.

Nurturing Student Potential: Personalised Support for Success

During our Supported Internships Study Programme, students in their last year at school engage in tailored internship placements for three days a week, ensuring they acquire essential skills relevant to their chosen career path. This individualised approach, designed to meet the unique needs of each student, fosters a sense of confidence and self-assurance as they prepare for the next chapter of their lives.

Our Commitment to Student Success: Comprehensive Support Every Step of the Way

At The Education People's Specialist Employment Service, we are dedicated to supporting students and schools throughout the internship journey. Working collaboratively with teaching staff, parents/carers, and students, our team ensures a seamless transition into the workplace. With expertise in addressing a diverse range of needs, our mentors provide ongoing support to ensure students thrive in their internship placements.

Unlocking Opportunities: Key Support Services for Students

1. Personalised Employability Skills Developmen

We work closely with each student to identify their aspirations, needs and abilities, creating a vocational profile that serves as a roadmap for their journey to employment. By tailoring support strategies and securing internship placements aligned with each student's goals, we empower them to pursue meaningful career paths.

2. Internship Placement Support

Through vocational profile assessments and local employer engagement, we facilitate successful internship placements that provide valuable hands-on experience. Our team provides job coaching and in-work support, ensuring students feel supported and confident in their roles.

3. Independent Travel Training

We provide structured training to help students develop the skills and confidence needed to travel independently. From journey planning to road safety, our comprehensive programme equips students with essential life skills that enhance their employability and independence.

Shape Futures with The Education People

By partnering with The Education People's Specialist Employment Service, schools can empower students with SEND to realise their full potential. Our track record of success and tailored support services means we are perfectly placed to foster inclusive and supportive learning environments.

Together, let's pave the way for a future where every student has the opportunity to thrive. Contact us today to learn more about how our Supported Internships Study Programme can benefit your school and students.