Supported Internships

For Students

Are you a Reaseheath student aged 16 – 24 with an Educational Health Care Plan? Would you like to gain the skills you need to progress into meaningful paid employment? Completing a supported internship could be the perfect opportunity for you!

As of January 2024, Reaseheath College will be offering supported internships, which are endorsed by the Department of Education and have been designed to help learners who have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) gain experience in the workplace with some additional support, with a view to progress into paid employment after the internship.

This provision is most suited to students who wish to spend most of their time within the workplace, learning ‘real’ skills, while also developing important qualities such as independence and confidence.

How is the supported internship structured?

As a supported intern, you will spend one day on site at Reaseheath College each week developing your Maths, English and Employability skills as part of a bespoke programme to suit your needs. You will also participate in our BeReady programme to gain further skills, knowledge and behaviour to excel in the workplace.

Additionally, you would work in your placement for two days a week, however this can be flexible to meet business and learner needs.

In your internship, you will be supported by a specialist job coach provided by the college. The job coach will support you until you are confident to work more independently in your workplace with the guidance and support of your colleagues.

This usually starts at 100% support, and fades week by week. You can of course contact us at any time however if you feel like you need additional support or if you have any questions.

Who can apply for a supported internship?

To apply for a supported internship, you must have:

  • A current Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)
  • A desire to work

Please note, supported internships are a part of our internal offer allowing progressing students to access employment. Typically, places are limited and subject to vocational profile and successful employer match. Priority is given to internally progressing students however we do liaise with local authorities where other suitable candidates may be identified.

If you wish to enrol onto the programme, you will meet with our Supported Internship Coordinator to discuss what your career goals are and what vocational area you wish to pursue. From here we will match you to a suitable employer.

How do I apply?

For more information on supported internships, or to state your interest, please contact our Supported Internship Coordinator Hannah Goodwin at