What does it do?
A work experience programme offering 900 hours supported internships in Bradford Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust. The aim of the programme is to support interns to find employment that matches the skills they have learned on placement. Upon completion of the programme they will be supported in employment, or to continue seeking employment, through our supported employment partners HFT.
Who is it for?
The programme is for people with learning disabilities aged between 18 – 24.
How do I access it?
RECRUITMENT WILL BE OPEN OFFICIALLY BY EARLY 2022. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY SPECULATIVELY BEFORE THIS DATE PLEASE CONTACT US TO GET AN APPLICATION PACK.
Contact us directly on 07423 627563 or email@example.com for an application pack.
We welcome individual visits from young people and their parents or carers, as well as group visits from professionals.
Project SEARCH BRI is a year long programme based at Bradford Royal Infirmary. 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. 70% of Project SEARCH graduates achieve paid employment.
* The programme offers 3 different placements. 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.
* 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.
* 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 porgramme.
* The 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.
Project SEARCH only accept applications from candidates who are aged 18-24 years old with a learning disability or autistic spectrum condition. You should also have a current EHCP. This is part of Bradford College enrolment process. Please call for further advice if you do not meet this criteria.
Please note, if you have indicated a preferred programme we will endeavour to offer a place on your preferred location. However, places are limited to maximum of 12 interns on each scheme so you may be offered a place on your alternative location.
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.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INFORMED WHEN RECRUITMENT OPENS PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL.