City College Peterborough believe that all young people should be helped to develop skills and experience, and achieve the qualifications they need to succeed in their careers. The overwhelming majority of young people with SEN are capable of sustainable paid employment with the right preparation and support.

Our Supported Internship programme is designed to provide a pathway to employment that has a clear focus on preparing learners with SEN for work. This includes identifying the skills that employers value, and helping young people to develop them.

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.

What is a Supported Internship?

Supported Internships are a structured study programme based primarily at an employer. They enable young people aged 16-24 with a statement of SEN, or an Education, Health and Care plan to work towards sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace. Supported Internships are unpaid, but wherever possible, they support the young person to move into paid employment at the end of the programme.

Are you an employer looking to take on a Supported Intern?

In addition to work experience and volunteering opportunities, we also offer supported internships for learners with learning difficulties or disabilities.

This is a highly rewarding programme and you will be fully supported throughout the whole process by a dedicated member of staff. This will help to develop the learner from being fully supported to working independently within a practical job role.

We will assist you throughout the recruitment process, from advertising to interviewing and employment.

We would love to hear from you, if you would like to discuss any of these opportunities further. Please do not hesitate to contact Neil Shellard on NShellard@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk.