Supported internships

Supported Internships are for people aged 16 to 24 with learning difficulties or disabilities who need extra help to get a job. They are a study programme where you do most of your learning at work and some in college.

To be eligible you need to have an education, health and care (EHC) plan.

You can find out about supported internships from:

  • School
  • College
  • Your social worker or transition worker 
  • Job Centre Plus

More information and advice

Project SEARCH - a supported internship programme, based in Preston, supported by Lancashire County Council, Preston's College and the charity Hft.

Jobcentre Plus – find your local Jobcentre

Preparing for adulthood - accessible guide to supported internships