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Forward2Employment

Forward2Employment provide a yearlong supported internship for young adults, aged 19-25, with an EHCP who want to get in to paid employment.
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Address:

Forward2Employment
Unit E3
Knights Park
Knights Road
Strood
ME2 2LS
  • Course Length (weeks):
    39
  • Residential or Day:
    Day
  • Start Time:
    September
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    25
  • Age Range:
    16 – 25

Contacts:

General Description

All the young adults who wish to enrol on the programme must have an Education, Health and Care Plan and be aged 16-25.

Catchment Area

Kent and Medway area

Curriculum

1. A work placement with a specialised job coach who will work alongside the young adult in their chosen role within one of our partner organisations. The intern will ‘learn on the job’ with the ongoing support of their coach and the employer.

2. The equivalent of one day a week studying programme including Maths and English and a work based qualification.  Interns will also develop their independent skills alongside the academic qualifications, for example independent travel training.

Specialist Facilities

Job Coaches work alongside interns every step of the way.  Job Coaches will help interns develop the skills needed to perform and learn their roles in the work place so that they feel confident to perform the tasks safely and efficiently.  Job Coaches will help interns to settle in to their new work environment and build the confidence to make new friends at work, support interns to travel independently, and be their primary contact on a day to day basis.

Other Information

Upskilling your current workforce.  We will also provide:

  • Free Disability Awareness Training tailored for your employees: We understand that it can be daunting working for the first time with young people who have a learning disability. It is a very good idea to make sure that employees who will be heavily involved in the internship programme complete a disability awareness training course to help allay any initial concerns and build the confidence and awareness of employees who will play a significant role in your Supported Internship programme. Although you may choose to focus on disability in its wider context, it’s also well worth considering doing some training with a focus on learning disabilities or autism awareness.

We also have links with local business in both Medway and Kent.

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Gallery

An intern in a chef hat and whites, with a navy apron, with white stripes.  He is standing in front of a large cooking pot.
Three interns, two on the right, one on the left in yellow hi-vis jackets.  There are two workers in orange hi-vis jackets in the middle.  Everyone as their thumbs up and are wearing masks.
An intern in a yellow hi-vis, cutting open a box.  A Job Coach is behind watching over the intern's work.
A McDonald's worker and an intern outside the restaurant front.  They are both in uniform, underneath the McDonald's sign.

Prospectus Request

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