Help young people with Education, Health and Care Plans to progress into employment.
By offering a supported internship to young people, your business can inspire the next generation and provide them with the opportunity to gain a practical skills and a work-based learning experience that will help them progress in to employment.
The benefits of offering supported internships in your business
By offering supported internships within your business, you can enhance your brand image as a leader in providing opportunities to young people with disabilities within the local area. You can create a recruitment pipeline that is diverse, whilst developing your Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and improving workforce morale.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do supported internships work?
Working similarly to work experience placements (URL), a supported internship is designed to help young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) develop valuable employability skills such as communication, confidence, timekeeping and teamwork, enabling them to build a good CV for today’s competitive job market.
What are my responsibilities as an employer?
You will need to assign one key member of staff who will mentor and support the student during their placement at your business. The placement should include tasks and projects to help the student build their experience of working in your industry, as well as sessions shadowing key roles within your organisation.
Employers we work with
Expand the work you do within the local community by offering supported internships.
Wirral Met College will support you every step of the way, offering a personal service that you can rely on.