Supported Internships


Programme overview

The supported internship programme has been developed in partnership with Project Search and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, our host employer.

The programme is aimed at young people aged 18-24 with an EHCP who aspire to paid employment. Working with a tutor and a Job Coach you will have the opportunity to learn and practice essential skills in a real working environment. You will also continue to develop the literacy and numeracy skills that you will need in the workplace.

Supported Internship with Project Search

Location: Workplace

Start Date: September

Duration: 1 college year

Mode of Study: full time

Age: 18 + with an EHCP

What you will study?

Through a process of support and systematic instruction you will learn the various skills you need to carry out your job role at Furness General Hospital. You will also develop enhanced communication skills, behaviour and conduct awareness for the workplace and safe working practices.

How will you learn?

The programme is based in a real working environment where you will participate in workplace rotations within the hospital. This will be supported by short classroom sessions to help you develop the skills you need for the world of work.

How will you be assessed?

You will be trained to complete a variety of tasks and will be continuously assessed in the workplace receiving feedback and support to help you meet the required standards.  You will work towards personal and work-based targets to help you get be successful in gaining employment after the programme. Your job coach will help you develop the skills needed to be a competent employee.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but your place must be commissioned by the local authority. You must also be highly motivated and have a desire to secure a job after the programme concludes.

Learners who are successful on gaining a place on this programme must have received both vaccines for Covid 19. It is a requirement of working for the NHS Trust and the care sector that you are double vaccinated and have records for this.

Career opportunities

There is a likelihood that successful completion of the programme could lead to paid employment with the NHS. It is a real opportunity to show your skills and abilities to an employer.

Useful links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weap2ii8lws short film overview of the programme within the NHS

https://www.dfnprojectsearch.org/ charity website

For more information contact internships@furness.ac.uk 

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