The overwhelming majority of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are capable of sustainable, paid employment with the right preparation and support.
We welcome support from a variety of employers and are always looking to develop our links further.
Key developments for us are:
- Providing relevant and engaging work experience placements for all students in Year 10.
- Increasing our employer engagement to enable all students to have meaningful interactions with employers at regular events held each year. This may be in the form of employer engagement days, business breakfasts or celebration events.
- Developing student access to apprenticeships, supported internships and traineeships alongside local employers.
Our provider access policy is available to view here (in compliance with statutory guidance) for those external training providers who request access to our students.
We are looking to increase our range of partners and employers in order to improve our careers programme for our young people. If you are a local company and think you can contribute to our programme, please contact our Careers Lead, Dr. Rachel Brunt.
Access to Work Guidance for Employers - this booklet explains the support available from Autism Plus Specialist Employment Support, to enable organisations to recruit and retain staff with Neurodiverse conditions, including those on the Autism Spectrum.
Guide to Supported Internships - this fabulous guide to Supported Internships from the Careers and Enterprise Company in partnership with the National Grid can be used as a step by step guide from an employer who has made a big difference to young people's lives.
Kickstart Scheme - a ground-breaking Government initiative to support 16-24 year olds into work.
Traineeships - guidance for prospective trainees, employers and training providers on traineeships.
Work Experience Guidance - this short guide aims to support employers and education providers to understand that with effective partnership working, the barriers that currently prevent young people with SEND from accessing work experience, can be broken down to ensure that lives can be changed; one experience at a time.
Page Updated: 21 March 2021