Supported internships are a type of study programme that help people aged between 16 and 24 to get a job. What makes them different is that young people do most of their learning at work, this is often referred to as ‘on the job’ learning. A supported internship could be right for you if you know you learn best by ‘doing’.
You will work with a job coach (someone who will support you to feel confident doing the work). Supported internships last at least six months and whilst you won’t get paid, by the end of six months you should be ready to move into a paid job because of the skills and experience you have gained. All supported internships should flexible so that they meet your needs and the employers needs. All you need to do is bring enthusiasm!
You can find out more about Supported Internships by contacting Futures if you're a City Resident or Contact i-work on 0115 9632638 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you live in the County.
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