Supported internships

Mencap's supported internships help young people with a learning disability, aged between 16 and 24 years old, to make the important step from education into employment: helping them get ahead as they move into adulthood.

Who is it for?

You need to:

  • be aged 16 to 24,
  • have an Education, Health and Care plan
  • want to find a job.

If you are a young person aged 16 to 24 and you have an Education, Health and Care plan, and you would like to learn the skills you need to get a job then Interns and Outcomes might be for you.

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What we do

We will:

  • help you to understand what having a job means
  • teach you the skills needed to have a job
  • find the right work experience placement for you
  • provide a job coach to work alongside you during your work experience placement
  • support you to achieve English and maths qualifications (if needed)
  • help you to secure you a job at the end of the programme.

Why is the scheme important?

We believe that everyone with a learning disability has the right to work. We also believe that most people with a learning disability can work if they have the right support and the right opportunities.

We have been supporting people with a learning disability into work for more than 40 years and we have an exciting new programme that we think will help us to help more people. Over the next 3 years we hope to expand this programme to as many areas as possible.

Interns and Outcomes is delivered through a partnership with these local authorities:

  • Barnet
  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Birmingham (in partnership with Midland Mencap)
  • Bradford
  • Bristol
  • Camden
  • Islington
  • Leeds
  • Northamptonshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Redbridge
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Staffordshire
  • Stoke
  • Telford
  • Waltham Forest
  • Worcestershire.

If you live in one of these areas and you have an Education, Health and Care plan and you would like to find out more about what we can offer you, click here get in touch!

Interns and Outcomes

Find out more about Mencap's supported internship programme by downloading the PDF brochure.

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