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DfN Project Search - Bradford College

Supported Internships are based primarily at employer’s premises with on the job training and support. More information on these programmes is available from Preparing for Adulthood Website and their Factsheet

Project SEARCH via Bradford College deliver three different supported internship programmes for young adults, aged 18-24, with a learning disability, or autistic spectrum condition.  Most of our interns will have a current EHCP.

Whats involved?

A year long programme that allows interns to experience the world of work via a number of placements at the host business, whilst also having the time to reflect on working practices, work on qualifications, vocational skills, CV and prepare for interviews. 

Project SEARCH's goal is to support the interns to gain key skills to find full time paid employment.  This includes systematic instruction to learn new skills and develop the confidence needed to gain and sustain paid employment.  The interns are immersed in the host business and fully supported throughout.  Typically 70% of Project SEARCH graduates achieve paid employment.

Work Placements

  • Each programme offers 3 different placements (Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3).  This gives the interns chance to learn lots of transferable skills.
  • The interns will gain 900+ hours of work experience.
  • Initial 1:1 support is provided by our Project SEARCH employability coach.
  • A full time Workplace Mentor works alongside the interns in each placement.
  • Ongoing feedback and development of skills is carefully monitored.

Base Room

  • We have Base Room sessions twice daily to reinforce any training that has happened on the placement.
  • Reflect on their placements and working practices.
  • Complete an employability skills qualification.
  • Develop a CV, learn job skills and prepare for interviews.

Paid Employment

  • The ultimate goal for Project SEARCH is to support each intern to find full time paid employment.
  • Current statistics show that only 5.1% of young people with a learning disability are in paid employment.
  • 70% of the young people who have previously completed the Project SEARCH programme went on to find paid work.

Follow on Support

  • HFT provides follow on support for every intern.
  • This may be at the host employer or and employer outside of the programme.
  • They provide support to learn the new role.  They carry out regular reviews and are happy to assist with learning new tasks
  • Uniform is provided by the employer.

The three programmes:

Project Search - BRI

A work experience programme offering 900 hours supported internships in Bradford Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust. Placements can include; catering, admin, HR, porterage, working reception, finance plus many more.

For more information about Project Search - BRI or to get an application pack please contact Jo Silver directly on 07423 627563 or j.silver2@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Project Search - Hockney

A work experience programme offering 900 hours supported internships in Bradford College. Placements can include; security, library, catering, admin, HR, working reception, finance plus many more.

If you would like an application pack or more information please email or call Julie Hackett on j.hackett2@bradfordcollege.ac.uk (07980 974230) or Umesh Sah on u.sah2@bradfordcollege.ac.uk  (07825 907546)

Project Search - BDCT (new for 2022/2023)

A work experience programme offering 900 hours supported internships in Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust. Placements can include; porterage, catering, admin, HR, working reception, finance plus many more.

If you would like an application pack or more information please email or call Julie Hackett on j.hackett2@bradfordcollege.ac.uk (07980 974230) or Helen Denning on h.denning@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Applications

Applications are opened each year in January.  Recruitment and selection is carried out in February or March.  The programme will start in September that year.

RECRUITMENT IS NOW OPEN. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 19TH MAY 2022. THE RECRUITMENT EVENTS WILL BE HELD FROM 24TH TO 27TH MAY. 

 

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