Young people in Enfield have made a film which shows the range of different opportunities that are available to help young people with SEND into employment.
Volunteering is a great way to get some experience in the work place, and will look good on your CV when you start to apply for valued worker roles. If you are looking for volunteering opportunities, the Do-it organisation can help.
Your school can help you find work experience opportunities, so you can try out an area of interest, find out what it’s like to work and get a reference for your CV.
Traineeships are courses with work experience that get you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to six months. You’ll get a work experience placement and help with English and Maths. You won’t be paid, but may be given expenses for travel and meals.
Apprenticeships combine practical, on the job training with study, whilst earning a wage.
We offer apprenticeships for young people with an EHCP. We guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability if they meet the essential criteria for a job. For more information, see our vacancies.
Supported internships are study programmes for young people aged 16 to 25 years who are able to work but need extra support to do so.
The MENCAP employment programme helps find an employer and internship for you in an area of work you are interested in.
West Lea School are working with us to provide a supported internship programme.
Interns must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and be committed to work.
You will be assigned a job coach who will help you find the right job and support you during your internship. If you’re unable to travel on your own to the work placement, you will be given independent travel training.
You will be working four days a week in your job and one day with a tutor learning work place skills.
Internships last from six months to one year. You won’t be paid, but could be offered a paid job at the end.
CONEL College is working with North Middlesex Hospital and DFN Project SEARCH, to offer supported internships designed to develop your work skills and help you become more employable. 65% of students gain permanent employment at the end of the programme. There are only 12 places available, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Barnet and Southgate College have an extensive work experience and employability programme. This includes the innovative Steps into Work programme, in partnership with Remploy and Transport for London. Students complete a full work year and take part in both office-based and practical (e.g. platform, ticket work) placements.
Vocational training helps you gain skills required for a particular job.
|Radiomarathon||Offers young people aged 18 years and over opportunity to participate in the AQA award scheme as a stepping stone into volunteering and employment. They offer a selection of over 100 specialised units across key services including:
|Harrington Scheme||The Harrington Scheme provides a unique opportunity for young adults with learning disabilities and/or difficulties, delivering individual learning programmes designed to help them into employment, further education or a more rewarding life.|
|Harrington Gardeners||Harrington Gardeners is a subsidiary of the Harrington Scheme. Assistant gardeners, who are usually former trainees, are offered paid employment with the garden maintenance company and the chance to develop their gardening skills.|
|Steps into Work||A one-year programme offering a great opportunity to study for a BTEC Level 1 work skills qualification, gaining real life work experience in three unpaid places at Transport for London. The programme is fully supported with job coaching provided by Remploy, and Barnet and Southgate College delivering daily tutorials. Young people would be expected to be independent travellers. To apply and get more information, visit Transport for London.|
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