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What are Supported Internships?

An easy read guide about Supported Internships, what they involved and how to get one.

Image What are Supported Internships

Supported Internships are work-based learning placements within mainstream employment settings. The aim is to secure a job at the end of the placement. Placements should last over six months and normally would be at least 20 hours per week.

This easy read guide is designed for young people to answer the following questions:

  • What do I need to know about getting a job?
  • What are Supported Internships?
  • How can I find out about Supported Internships where I live?
  • When should I tell people I want a Supported Internship?
  • How do I know a Supported Internships programme is good?
  • How can I get the funding and will it affect my benefits?
  • Can young people with a learning disability get paid jobs?
  • How does it work?
  • Anything else?

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