The scheme provides a pathway for young people aged 16 to 24 who have an Education Health and Care plan to transition into a job. The supported internship programme of study is offered by all four FE colleges in Hertfordshire. It is designed to enable young people with additional needs to achieve sustainable, paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need. Most of the learning is based in the workplace within a range of employment settings. Interns are given on-the-job training by expert coaches and are expected to comply with real employment conditions.
Interns enjoy many benefits from the course, including increased confidence and motivation, improved communication skills and wider social networks.
- Download a leaflet about the scheme, with college contact details.
- Watch the supported internship video, in which the young interns describe their experiences: