Browsealoud - How to use guide Read Full Article

SEND Strategic Partnership Board minutes Read Full Article

SEND Local Offer Partnership Newsletter Read Full Article

Quick SEND Guides Read Full Article

Your EHCP Experience Read Full Article

Summer Holiday Events and Activities 2022 Read Full Article

DFN Project Search supported internship programme

6 May 2022,

DFN Project SEARCH is a yearlong supported internship programme which is suitable for young people with mild learning difficulties and/or autism. We have been operating in Bradford for around 10 years. We have Interns in BRI, St Lukes, Bradford College, Bradford Council and Next warehouse. They are aged between 18 and 24.

The interns carry out 3 work placements over a college year. The hope is that they will gain enough experience to get paid work at the end. We are currently working at a 70% success rate for paid jobs which is amazing considering the national figure is less than 6%. They are fully supported to learn the tasks by a qualified job coach to start with and we stay in contact throughout.

The type of job rotations that we can offer will be dependent on the programme. See examples below:

  • Catering
  • Administration (HR, Finance, medical records, exams team etc)
  • Domestic services ICT support
  • Security team
  • Receipt and distribution
  • Library services
  • Pharmacy stores
  • Ward hospitality
  • Portering services

If you have any young people who may be interested, or conversely if you are interested in taking one of our young people for a few months, please get in touch on the details below. I have attached our leaflet and this short YouTube video that will give you a bit more information.

Umesh Sah
Employability Coach
Project SEARCH
Bradford College
Hockney Programme

Tel:07825 907546

DFN Project SEARCH: Our vision to get young adults with learning disabilities into paid employment with real-life success stories. CEO Maura Lynch talks about the life-changing experiences of our interns and the significance of the training programme to their skills and confidence

Bradford Local Offer Logo

The Bradford SEND Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Bradford Council. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the Bradford Council or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information.

Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.