Supported internships are a way to give work experience to some young people who may find it harder to find a job. They offer a structured study and practical work programme, and can lead to much better job prospects.
The scheme is available to young people aged 16-24, with a statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN), or an Education, Health and Care Plan. Internships are unpaid, and usually last for six months or more. Wherever possible, there will be the opportunity to study for a recognised qualification.