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Horizons Supported Internships


What is a supported internship?

The Horizons Supported Internship is an exciting opportunity to gain realistic employment and training. The experience is designed to help you enhance your skills and ensure you are ready for the world of work. Throughout the programme you will be supported by dedicated staff, who will identify the skills you need in order to find a suitable placement.

The majority of the programme is dedicated to the workplace, accompanied by individual tutorials and opportunities to enhance your maths and English skills. You will also gain an employability qualification to demonstrate you know how to nd work and identify the skills you need to progress. You will also be supported to produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your skills and achievements from each area of the programme.


16 to 24 – LDA or EHCP. Where young person with a learning difficulty or disability, but without an LDA or EHCP, would bene t from a supported internship, they should contact the local authority to request an assessment of their education, health and care needs and to con rm the appropriateness of a supported internship. We can help and support this, if required. You must also, have employment as your main focus and really want to work.

How to apply

You can apply via the College website or pick up an application form from our Stapleford or Beeston Centre. Informal visits to the College for more information about the programme can be arranged. 

More information

The aim of the supported internships is to prepare young people with complex needs for paid employment by:

• supporting them to develop the skills valued by employers

• changing the perception of employers about employing people with learning dif culties and/or disabilities

• changing the perception of the young person’s family that they can work

• improving skills in English and maths that enable the young person to be better prepared for work, including handling money, interacting with the public, and practising interview skills

• becoming independent travellers.