An opportunity has arisen in Sheffield for young people (16-24 years) who have learning disabilities and / or autism to apply for supported internships within the NHS.
We have received the following information from Clare Coyne, area manager for ‘Project Choice’:
“The programme runs for 1 school year (September to July) and is term time only.
You will be offered up to 3 placements throughout the year running, these are each 10-12 weeks long.
Each week you will spend 4 days in your work placement and 1 day in the classroom.
In the classroom you will learn about work and developing work skills and also study towards improving your maths and English.
You will be supported by a workplace mentor, project coordinator and a project manager.”
A YouTube video featuring students on a similar scheme in Hampshire is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9JIu1XozxQ
For more information about the Sheffield scheme please contact:
Project Choice Area Manager
Learning and Development
Rivermead Training Unit
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Northern General Hospital
Tel 0114 2714985 or Mobile 07388 997 823