Overview

Supported internships

Mencap’s supported internship programme – supports young people with a learning disability, aged between 16 and 24to make the important step from education into employment.

Supported internships

Mencap’s supported internships help young people with a learning disability, aged between 16 and 24 years old, to make the important step from education into employment: helping them get ahead as they move into adulthood.

Who is it for?

You need to:

  • be aged 16 to 24,
  • have an Education, Health and Care plan
  • want to find a job.

If you are a young person aged 16 to 24 and you have an Education, Health and Care plan, and you would like to learn the skills you need to get a job then Interns and Outcomes might be for you.

What we do

We will:

  • help you to understand what having a job means
  • teach you the skills needed to have a job
  • find the right work experience placement for you
  • provide a job coach to work alongside you during your work experience placement
  • support you to achieve English and maths qualifications (if needed)
  • help you to secure you a job at the end of the programme.

Why is the scheme important?

We believe that everyone with a learning disability has the right to work. We also believe that most people with a learning disability can work if they have the right support and the right opportunities.

About Mencap

We are Mencap
Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.