Shropshire Council

Supported internships

Supported internships are structured study programmes based primarily at an employer. They enable young people aged 16-24 with a statement of SEN, a learning difficulty assessment or 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. They are unpaid, and last for a minimum of six months. 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 substantial qualifications, if appropriate, and English and maths.

Our own specialist Enable service supports people with disabilities into work. Its main focus is to assist individuals with disabilities and mental health needs to find a job that suits them. It delivers positive, individualised support into and beyond recruitment.

Find out more about supported internships using the links on this page.