Supported Internships

The Reach Supported Internship Programme is a one year preparation programme for students with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum conditions.

It is aimed at students who have an Educational Health & Care Plan, aged 16-24, are in their last year of education and whose goal is competitive employment.

This programme is a total workplace experience which facilitates a combination of classroom instruction, career exploration and hands-on skills training. The learner will work with a team that includes: family, an instructor and a supported employment specialist, who will all support the learner to gain the necessary skills required for sustainable employment.

The young person will attend their work place for 3 days a week working towards an employability qualification delivered by a tutor on site, at the same time, being supported in the work place by a Job Coach. The young person will work across 3 departments each on a 10 week rotation so they gain experience of different job roles and workplace skills needed to succeed with the ultimate goal of paid employment and independence.

Benefits to interns
• Competitive, transferable and marketable job skills
• Increased confidence, independence and self-esteem
• On site and individual support and instruction
• Access to potential sustainable employment

To find out more and to apply, contact Andrea Cupper: andrea.cupper@bdc.ac.uk or call 020 3667 0204.

Reach Job supported Internships