What we do
Supporting people with a learning disability into work, every step of the way.
Being employed is about more than earning money. It’s about feeling valued, independent and fulfilled. We’re doing everything we can to make this possible for more people with a learning disability.
How we help: The Three Ships
Mencap’s employment services support people with a learning disability to develop the skills and confidence needed to get a job. We offer three programmes which help to achieve this goal: supported internships, traineeships and apprenticeships. Together, these are The Three Ships – read on to find out more.
Mencap’s supported internships programme is called Interns And Outcomes. This programme supports young people with a learning disability or autism, aged 16 – 24 years old, to make the important step from education into employment.
Find out more about supported internships on our Interns and outcomes page.
Mencap’s Traineeship Programme supports young people with a learning disability or autism, aged 19 – 24 years old, to develop the skills and experience needed to move into paid work or an apprenticeship.
To find out more about traineeships, get in touch with our helpline.
Mencap’s apprenticeship programme is called MAP your future. This programme supports people with a learning disability or autism aged 16 and above to progress into paid work.
Apprentices benefit from valuable experience in a real work environment as well as improved English and maths skills.
To find out more about apprenticeships, get in touch with our helpline.
How our support makes a difference
Watch our video to find out how we can support you to find a paid job
Access all areas
Mencap believes that apprenticeships should be available to people with a learning disability.
Our latest report, Access all areas, makes some recommendations which we believe will improve access to apprenticeships.
Our recommendations are based on findings from a series of workshops we held between January and March 2019. We are now looking to Government to implement these.
You can read the full version of the report by clicking below, as well as this easy read version.Read report
Find out more
Find out more about our employment service by visiting the following webpages: