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Supported Internships

Supported internships help young people with special educational needs or a disability (SEND) to learn new skills and get work experience. Supported internships are normally for young people who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan.

When taking a supported internship you get help from a job coach, who is always there to support you.

If you are at school and want to find out more about supported internships, you should talk to your careers leader. This is a teacher who can give you advice on jobs and getting work experience.

If you want to visit a supported internship to ask questions and see if it's the right choice for you, ask your careers leader to set up an appointment.

You can use our directory to find supported internships near you:

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Buckinghamshire Supported Internships Programme

We are excited to confirm an increase, from 8 to 36 places, in opportunities available across the Buckinghamshire Supported Internships Internship Programme from September 2023.

You can find out more information and book a place with Adult Learning Supported Internships.

Alongside this, there are a further 4 Internships available in Aylesbury by Talkback and 12 internships available to young people in the South East of Buckinghamshire being delivered by Mission Employable.

Re-engagement Provision for young people not in Education, Employment of Training (NEET)

There are a variety of re-engagement provisions available to support those students who have been out of education, including vocational options and support.

For more information, please contact the NEET Team [email protected]

Hear from people who've joined supported internships

We caught up with young people in Buckinghamshire who've been on supported internships and placements.

Meet Merson working at Sainsbury's

Meet Nathan working as table maker at Ercol

Meet Adam and Joe working as chefs at The Lion pub

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning has also made a video explaining more about Supported Internships.