Right2Work Supported Internships are a structured study programme specifically aimed at 16-24 year olds who have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) and who want to move into employment but will need support to do so.
A supported internship will be based primarily at an employer and will normally last a year. This includes unpaid work placements of at least 6 months. Wherever possible young people are supported into paid employment at the end of the programme.
Young people on supported internships are expected to require a higher level of support than a trainee or apprentice.
The benefits of this programme include:
- Work place support in form of job coach.
- Support for non-workplace learning.
There are no entry or completion requirements – each learning provider will work with interns to develop a personalised programme which will meet needs and provide progression.