In September 2020, we launched our internship programme, for autistic individuals. Interns will join the team to gain real work experience and learn new skills across different departments within the organisation.
To date we have employed 6 Interns, each spending an academic year with us, dividing their time equally between project work and paid work experience.
Half of the Interns’ time will be spent working on a project within the organisation that they work on from start to completion, so they can gain experience in planning and project management, something they will be able to showcase to future potential employers. This half of the Internship also includes time to work on employability skills.
For the 2022-23 Internship, the other half of their time will be spent working in the services: Park House School, Tram House School and Post-19. Interns will have a variety of responsibilities across the services, including administrative duties, creating resources and helping classes.
Supported by an in-house Job Coach and a mentor in each department, the interns will develop their tools to apply for jobs once the internship ends – whether internally or externally, dependant on the career path they’d like to follow.
Applications for the 2022-23 internship have closed, for information about future years, get in touch.