Project Search – Supported internships programme
Project Search is a year long supported internship programme for young people between the ages of 16-25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
The Brent programme is co-ordinated by the College of North West London (CNWL), in partnership with the council, Charing Cross Hospital Imperial College NHS Trust, West London Alliance, Kaleidoscope Sabre, Sodexo and Action on Disability.
The first 12 internships started in September 2016 at Charing Cross Hospital. Places were offered to students who have a recognised learning difficulty or disability, an education health and care (EHC) plan or learning difficulty assessment (LDA) and who meet the college’s criteria for preparation to employment.
The placements will help the interns develop a range of skills and qualities desired by employers, prior to finding full-time, paid employment. College tutors and a job coach will also offer them full training and support throughout the year.
You can read more about the interns here.
A new group of supported interns start at the hospital each September.