Students arrived ready to get cracking on the new Supported Internships programme run in Swale and Medway - supporting young people with learning disabilities and autism into employment. Skillnet is working with a diverse group of young people with so many different skills and one thing in common - they all want to work!
Helena Jennings, Project Lead for Supported Employment, said 'It is so exciting to see the young people starting this week, they are all so enthusiastic about wanting to gain the skills and confidence needed for the workplace."
The programme has seen a surge of interest from local employers; businesses are seeing the benefit of training young people on the job, to prepare them for future employment in their teams. The Supported Internships team welcomes all employers to get in touch - if you have a vacancy that you want to fill we can talk to you about how we can help. We will only place students with you if it is the right fit for them and your business!"
Medway's Project Lead, Gemma Cooper, said "It was great seeing the students bond so quickly and make friendships. The group overcame a few issues with the venue facilities and it was great to see that it didn't put these motivated students from getting ready for the world of work"
For more information on how the Supported Internships programme can work for you. Visit our Supported Internships page here.