Supported Internships with Buckinghamshire Adult Learning | 2020 to 2021 Programme

The Buckinghamshire Adult Learning Supported Internship is a partnership venture which prepares young people with disabilities for competitive employment.

The first Supported Internship was set up in partnership with De Vere Latimer Estate in September 2018. The interns are progressing well on the course and the success is due to the partnership approach, the work experience opportunities provided by the hotel and the commitment by the interns (pictured here).

The structured study programme is in partnership with Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Stony Dean School, Buckinghamshire County Council and Adviza. The internship will enable young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need to work.

We are now recruiting for 10 enthusiastic young people who are focused and work ready for September 2020.

The programme has one primary aim

Wherever possible support young people to move into paid employment. Interns will complete a BTEC Level 1 Work Skills programme at Stoke Mandeville Hospital or DeVere Latimer Estate. They will also have the opportunity to study Maths and English functional skills at an appropriate level with the support of a tutor and Job Coach.

Employment is the key aim of the programme, following on from the Supported Internship the interns will be supported in their first year of work by a Job Coach from “Building Futures” at Adviza.

What job roles will I complete as an Intern?

You will have the opportunity to work in at least three different job roles on a ten week carousel at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury or the DeVere Latimer Estate.

These may include:

  • Administration

  • Portering

  • Post-Room

  • Kitchen

  • Housekeeping

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for an internship you should be:

  • A Young person aged 18 to 24 in receipt of an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)

  • Working at Entry level 2 to Level 1

  • Be able to develop good customer service skills and have a positive attitude to work

  • Be able to commit to the full length of the programme (September 2020 to June 2021)

  • Be 18 to 24 years old on 31 August 2020

  • Be in your final year of education and ready to start work at the end of the Supported Internship

  • Undertaken a successful work placement at school/college

  • Have family support for you to start work

  • Be able to commit to a 5 day a week programme; total immersion in the workplace

  • Have an excellent record of attendance and behaviour at school/college

  • Be willing to travel independently or be supported to travel

  • Have a positive attitude to gaining new skills and receiving instruction

  • Be willing to follow the Buckinghamshire NHS Trust code of conduct

  • Eligible to work in the UK

Who to contact

Contact Name
Christie Lavery
Contact Position
Head of Supported Employment
Telephone
E-mail
clavery@stonydean.bucks.sch.uk
Website
Supported Internships with Buckinghamshire Adult Learning
Related Service
Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Where to go

Name
Runs from the DeVere Latimer Estate and Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury
Venue Notes

Some assistance with this may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

Geographic Area Covered
Latimer Estate and Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury

Time / Date Details

When is it on
September 2020 to June 2021 Programme | Now recruiting

Other Details

Cost Description

All students with an EHCP will have their fees met by the local authority (aged 19 years or over). These fees include tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course-related costs.

Age Ranges
18 to 24 years

Local Offer

Description

Interns will complete a BTEC Level 1 Work Skills programme at Stoke Mandeville Hospital or the DeVere Latimer Estate. They will also have the opportunity to study Maths and English functional skills at an appropriate level with the support of a tutor and Job Coach.

Employment is the key aim of the programme, following on from the Supported Internship the interns will be supported in their first year of work by a Job Coach from "Building Futures" at Adviza.

Supported Internships are for young people with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so. The internship placement will be named in their EHCP.

Contact Name
Christie Lavery
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
clavery@stonydean.bucks.sch.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
19 to 25
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

General Local Offer Response

What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Sensory and Physical Needs

Hearing

Communication and Interaction

Autism

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families, for example, facilities, support from staff?

Universal service (No referral required)

Last Updated
14/10/2019

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