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  1. 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…
  2. What Is an Apprenticeship?

    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…
  3. 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…
  4. 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…
  5. What is 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…
  6. What is 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…
  7. Preparation for Adulthood - With an EHCP

    For young people with special educational needs and disabilities, the transition between childhood and adulthood can take longer and may need more preparation and planning.  If you have an EHCP, we will discuss plans and aspirations for adulthood with you as early as possible and…
  8. What is A Study programme?

    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…
  9. Annual Health Checks - Mencap Easy Read

    If you have a learning disability and have joined the learning disability register, you might also be able to have a free Annual Health Check. What is an Annual Health Check? An Annual Health Check is done by your doctor once a year. Your doctor will…
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