Taking those initial steps on the journey into employment is never straightforward –and it can be harder for some young people. That’s why Right2Work (R2W) is making that transition a bit smoother through Supported Internships.
How does that work then?
In Cumbria many young people with an Education and Health Care Plan are looking to progress from college into getting a job. It can be hard to get a job and that is where R2W and one of the 4 FE colleges working together can provide the support needed.
From September 2013, all young people (16-24), including those with a Learning Difficulty Assessment, or an Education Health and Care plan should be offered a study programme.
Why Supported Internships? – they can be a good way of having a study programme that helps get a job. What makes them different is
- most of the learning is done at work and some in college.
- you learn on the job in a work environment that provides personal learning and development.
- It’s about looking at the young person as a whole –so your job advisor may end up helping with things well beyond employment issues – a holistic approach as you will see from the examples in this brochure.
We have just produced a brochure which is packed with case studies – click on the link below to find out more