Employment and working
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Support in your job
Employers must make reasonable adjustments to make sure workers with disabilities, or physical or mental health conditions, are not substantially disadvantaged when doing their jobs.
This applies to all workers, including trainees, apprentices, contract workers and business partners.
Options for work
Supported internships are for young people aged 16 — 24 with learning difficulties or learning disabilities, who want to get a job and need extra support to do this.
To be eligible you need an Education Health and Care Plan.
Supported internships are unpaid and last for a minimum of six months. Wherever possible, they support you to move into paid employment at the end of the programme.
A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship.
You won’t be paid, but your employers can sometimes give you expenses for things like travel and meals. Traineeships prepare you for future careers by helping you to become ready for work.
Traineeships last from six weeks to six months, and are tailored to your individual career needs
Apprenticeships and training
To start or change your career you usually need a combination of experience and qualifications.
An apprenticeship is a good way to combine on the job training with studying, usually for one day a week, towards a formal, nationally-recognised qualification at the end of your apprenticeship.