Supported internships are unpaid. You can apply for an Access to Work grant.
On a supported internship you’ll get:
- a personalised study programme at a further education (FE) or sixth form college
- a work placement for 6 months or longer at a local employer
- English and maths skills
- the chance to study for qualifications
- a coach who will help you with any problems you have with studying or working
Who can do a supported internship
You can do a supported internship if you:
- are 16 to 24 years old
- have a learning disability
- have a physical disability
- have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan
You don’t need to have any qualifications to do a supported internship.
At the end of your internship
At the end of your internship you get either:
- a job with the employer you did your placement with
- a job coach to help you look for a job
Find a supported internship
Your college can help you to find a supported internship. Ask your tutor.