Supported Internship - Project SEARCH
Project SEARCH is a programme that helps young people (aged 16-25) with learning disabilities and autism to build necessary work skills within a real work environment. Interns will complete a variety of internships, based on-site at Homerton Hospital or within Hackney Council. The main aim of the programme is for all young people to secure competitive paid employment at the end of the internship.
Project SEARCH is an academic year long internship (October -July) for young people with learning disabilities and autism, in their final year of school or college. It is aimed at students whose goal is paid employment. Interns participate in three department rotations to build skills and develop their career paths.
They work with a team that includes their Job Coach, Tutor and Supported Employment Service to work towards their employment goals.
Together they provide the support the young person needs for their successful transition from education to work, through continuous feedback and acquisition of skills.
BSix are proud to be an educational partner for Project SEARCH. They started 20 years ago in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and since then it has become a global phenomenon with more than 500 programmes in the UK, Europe and USA. This programme not only changes the lives of young people with learning disabilities, but also benefits the host business- managers with interns working within their departments report an increase in productivity and morale in their teams.
Project SEARCH is a partnership between Homerton Hospital Hackney Council and the College.