The Supported Internship Programme provides a structured study programme, based with an employer, that is tailored to the needs of the young person undertaking the course. It will equip you with the skills that you need for the workplace. This includes on-the-job training and the opportunity to study for relevant qualifications. Both you and the employer will be fully supported by LSA's and Job Coaches.
Internships are unpaid and are part of a course that lasts for one academic year. In most cases, they will be between 1 - 5 days per week.
The scheme is open to external people who may come into QAC to complete work skills/functional skills one day per week in addition to the time spent with their employer. It is also open to current students and leavers who would like to complete an internship in preparation for work.
The aim is that the course will provide interns with the opportunity to build confidence, gain valuable work experience and possibly even secure employment.
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