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Supported Internships

Supported internships

Have you thought about trying a supported internship?

Ambitious College is working with the Whittington Hospital and DFN Project Search to offer supported internships from September 2019. Supported internships are courses aimed at young people aged 16–24, who have an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan) and who want to move into work and need extra support to do so.

This is an exciting opportunity for young people who are eligible to learn a wide variety of skills ranging from housekeeping and computers and IT, through to kitchen assistant and lab work.

You can find out more by downloading our factsheet for interns and parents

Benefits 
Supported internships are a great opportunity for young people with autism to combine work with their education. Benefits of a supported internship include:

  • learning new skills that could be used in future employment
  • building confidence and life skills
  • increase social networks 

How do supported internships work?
Ambitious College will work with the Whittington Hospital to support interns develop workplace skills. The role will be based at the Whittington five days per week for the academic year. 

Supported internships also benefit employers to learn what young people with additional needs can contribute and achieve.

Who can apply?

  • Are you 16 – 24 years old?
  • Do you have an education, health and care plan?
  • Are you interested in moving into employment?

If you answered yes to the above, please contact us to find out more.

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please download and complete the application form and sent it either via email admissions@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk or by post to: 

Ambitious College Admissions
Pears National Centre for Autism Education
Woodside Avenue
London N10 3JA

Open information events 

Come to our open information events at The Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, London N19 5NF (meet at Whittington Hospital main reception). 

17 May: 3-5pm

14 May: 9.30-11.30am

23 May: 1-3pm

To register your interest and for further information, email Katie Wake kwake@ambitiouscollege.org.uk. Interview days will be held before the end of May.

Find out more

If you would like more information about supported internships with Ambitious College and Whittington Hospital, please contact: Ravy Sarin Busbridge at rsarinbusbridge@ambitouscollege.org.uk with the subject line: Supported internships or download our factsheet for interns and parents.

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