The Supported Internship programme allows experience in the working environment, the wider community and a variety of activities and life skills, with great importance on developing independence in order for the interns to reach their full potential.
Supported internships are a structured study programme based primarily at an employer. They allow young people aged 16-24 with an Education, Health and Care plan to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace. Supported internships are unpaid and last for an academic year.
Wherever possible, they support the young person to move into paid employment at the end of the programme. Alongside their time at the employer, young people complete a personalised study programme which includes the chance to study for relevant qualifications, if appropriate, and English and maths
The Internship is run in partnership with Tameside College, Active Tameside and Tameside Hospital and consists of a mixture of on-site classroom sessions and work experience placements at Active Medlock, Tameside Hospital and Jigsaw Homes Group as well as external opportunities based on the individual’s job interests.
Our aims are based around creating a realistic, sustainable pathway to employment for each person on the Internship, whilst at the same time being able to provide a person-centred approach, increasing social skills, developing team working, increasing levels of health and wellbeing, gaining further qualifications and applying theory to working practice.