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Autistic young people celebrate job success with the help of supported internships

Two autistic young people have successfully secured employment following their graduation from our supported internship programme.  

Prayer secured a role at a nursery where she has learned sign language to communicate with a deaf child she is working with and Taylor now works full-time at the Whittington Hospital, Archway, as a porter. He is helping new interns on the programme to settle in and get to know the hospital. 

Supported internships are courses aimed at young people aged 16-25, who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan and want to move into work but need extra support to do so. 

Job success - supported internship


The programme, which is based at Ambitious College, helped the interns learn and develop valuable employability and competitive work skills which they successfully showcased in job interviews and trial shifts, leading to offers of both part- and full-time work. 

Teacher Gemma Mullan, who runs the programme, said:

We’re incredibly proud of Prayer and Taylor for their achievements in securing employment and to all our other interns who worked very hard throughout the year, gaining valuable experience and skills.  

It’s been a pleasure to see how they have all grown in confidence and independence and we know they’ll make brilliant colleagues who’ll bring so much to their roles and workplaces.


There is space for one more young person to join the supported internship programme this year, with applications closing in December.  

Find out more about our supported internship programme.