Leicester Works Programme - Supported Internship
Preparation for Life and Work
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
||Leicester Works Programme - Supported Internship
The course aims is specifically targeted at improving the employment opportunities of young people with a learning disability, as well as to raise awareness of the benefits for businesses in thinking differently about who they can recruit. We are committed to developing the skills needed to become a valued employee. You will work towards further improving your Maths, English and ICT skills and complete recognised qualifications in Functional Skills and employability skills. Most of your timetable will be within supported work placements either in the University hospitals, City schools, De Montfort University,, De Montfiort Hall, Morningside arena, City Council opportunities and many local businesses in and around the city of Leicester. You will be assigned a trainer assessor who will support you on your placement to refine the skills required, problem solve, work as part of a team and communicate effectively.
You will spend most of your time within supported work placements outside of the College campus. You will further develop your Maths and English at Functional Skills level within our adult learning facility at City Skills Centre. During your time on the course you will enhance your CV and explore what it is really like having a job. You will be assigned a supervisor whilst on placement and be supported by a trainer assessor. You will have regular opportunities to meet with your key worker to discuss additional support and development needs.
How will it be delivered?
There is no formal assessment criteria, a review of your work placement booklet, a discussion based around your reference and how to use this to support your future career aspirations and careers guidance and sign posting are all incorporated within this final review.
There are no formal entry requirements, but you must show a commitment to work and be prepared to take part in our travel training programme. At your interview you will need to show that you can achieve 90% attendance.
Your next steps...
We aim to develop and enhance skills required for the working environment; improve your confidence and motivation, improve your communication skills and personal effectiveness. At the end of the course it is expected that you will progress to work or to the work support services offered by agencies such as Job Centre Plus, Connexions and Access to Work.