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Sefton Supported Internship Programme

The Sefton Supported Internship Programme enables young people, aged 16-24 with an Education, Health and Care Plan, to access real employment opportunities.

Initially delivered in 2016/17 by Southport College, the programme has been expanded to include Hugh Baird College. By working with local businesses, the Colleges are able to place students with suitable employers with the aim of securing paid employment at the end of the programme.

Access to Work funded Job Coaches are in place to support the young person throughout the whole process, ensuring that the programme meets the requirements of the employer and the future employee.

Placements move at an appropriate pace depending upon the needs of the learner, building up to up to 3 days a week at the employer and resulting in the student increasing confidence, ability and experience.

While part of the programme involves the student attending College, the key aim is for the student to develop the experience and skills to demonstrate his/her value in the workplace.

For more information contact:

Southport College or Hugh Baird College