We offer Supported Internships for young people who want to work in competitive employment. The unpaid Supported Internships form part of the intern’s education and equips young people with special educational needs and disabilities with the skills needed for adulthood and employment.
The programme takes place in a business setting. Learners are totally immersed in the workplace, learning through continuous feedback, and gaining real employability and competitive work skills.
Who is it for?
Are you 16-25 years old with an Education, Health, and Care (EHC) plan?
Do you have autism or a related learning difficulty?
Would you like to get a paid job in the future?
Are you an independent traveller?
If you answered yes to the above, a Supported Internship with Ambitious College could be the opportunity for you!
What does a typical day include?
A typical day includes:
classroom instruction in employability and independent living skills
participation at one or more internship rotations
social interaction within their internship department
regular feedback from the instructor, job coaches, and business colleagues.
How we support you
Individualised internships and job development continue throughout the year. These are based on an individual’s strengths, skills, and interests. Interns are supported through on-the-job coaching and improvement strategies, the ultimate goal being to help them obtain paid employment and live independently.
This is an exciting opportunity for young people who are eligible to learn a wide variety of skills ranging from housekeeping, administration, portering, and customer service.
If you would like more information about the Supported Internship programme, please contact our Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: 'Supported Internships'.
Hear what our interns, their families, and our partners are saying about the Supported Internships programme.
Mikey has been a great support on the ward and has helped make it safer through direct and indirect patient care. He also helped on reception, filed patient discharge notes, all with a smile on his face.
This programme has taught me loads. I have gained real work experience and skills that will help me find a job. I have met lots of new people at the hospital and my confidence has grown.
Former Supported Internships intern
The support that Michael has received has been outstanding. He has been encouraged from day one to have more confidence in himself and decision-making, and he has been working towards independence.
Meet our team
Meet our Supported Internships staff team, who support our interns throughout the programme.