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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships An apprenticeship is a paid job which combines practical training in the workplace with study. As an apprentice you will: -       work alongside experienced staff; -       gain job-specific skills; -       earn a wage and get holiday pay; and -       study towards a related qualification…

Looking for work and Disability Confident

Looking for work and Disability Confident When you're looking for work, look for the 'disability confident employer' symbol on adverts and application forms. The symbol means the employer is committed to employing disabled people. If a job advert displays the symbol, you'll be guaranteed an interview if…

Preparation for Adulthood Newsletter

We are working hard to engage with employers, training providers and educational settings in Middlesbrough as we want to raise young peoples aspirations. We regularly ask for feedback from parents, carers and young people to help shape the way we are taking our work forward.…

Routes Into Work

What is this guide about? This guide provides information about options for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to help them move into paid employment. Find out about Study programmes, Supported internships, Traineeships, Apprenticeships and Access to Work. Download the Guide from…

Study programmes

All young people must continue in some form of education or training until their 18th birthday. If you are in education, you should follow a ‘study programme’. A study programme is a type of course which individualises your learning, helps to prepare you for adulthood…

Supported Internships

Supported Internships A supported internship is a type of study programme that is focussed on supporting young people with SEND to get a job. A supported internship is different to other types of study programmes as its core aim will usually be work experience. Most…

Traineeships

Traineeships A traineeship is an education and training programme with a core aim of work experience to help young people to become ready for work. Traineeships are for young people aged 16-24 who need the opportunity to develop their employment skills and knowledge. A traineeship…

Vocational Profiling

Vocational profiling As part of your preparation for adulthood you may be supported by staff in your school or college to develop your own vocational profile. A vocational profile is a document that looks at what job would like to do in the future and…

Work experience

Work experience Meaningful work experience is important to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to move into employment. Work experience is also a fantastic opportunity for you to try working in a variety of places.  This can help you to make decisions…
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