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Internships that work

Students from Addington School, which caters for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), will soon be joining us for work placements under the new WORKingham Supported Internship Programme.

We’ll be working with Addington’s Routes to Work team to provide opportunities for SEND students to gain invaluable life skills, helping them to secure paid employment as adults.

Nationally, more than 90% of people with learning difficulties remain unemployed. So Addington has been working with employers for several years to offer quality vocational training and employment opportunities for young people with SEND. This has also raised awareness among local employers about the government’s workplace Disability Confident scheme.

The WORKingham programme with Addington is due to launch this September.