Supported Internships

What are Supported Internships?

Supported internships are study programmes for young people aged 16 to 24 who have a statement of special education needs (SEN) who need extra support to move into employment.

They can work as a stepping-stone towards a paid Apprenticeship or employment.

Why WESC Foundation?

We have expertise and experience in supporting young people with visual impairment get into the work place.

We know that having a sight loss or a visual impairment can make it difficult to get into the world of work. Sometimes employers need a bit of help making sure that they’re offering you the right support.

Our Supported Internship programme combines placements in a range of sectors. We work with new and existing partners to find the right placement for you, as well as giving advice and support tailored to your visual impairment needs.

This might involve helping you:

  • access information or materials through Braille or access technology coaching
  • become confident in getting to, from and around your place of work
  • develop skills in English, Maths or ICT
  • write your CV

Is it for me?

We would love to hear from you if you’re aged 16 to 24 and have a visual impairment. You don’t have to be registered sight impaired or severely sight impaired.

To start a conversation please email Andrew Roberts or call 01392 454330.