Apprenticeships and Employment
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.
As an apprentice you’ll:
- work alongside experienced staff
- gain job-specific skills
- earn a wage and get holiday pay
- study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week)
Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level
For general information – Click here
National Apprenticeship Service – Click here
Looking for work can be difficult the following organisations might be able to help:
Your local Jobcentre can help you find a job or gain new skills and tell you about disability-friendly employers in your area.
They can also refer you to a specialist work psychologist, if appropriate, or carry out an ’employment assessment’, asking you about:
- your skills and experience
- what kind of roles you’re interested in
Ask the work coach at your local Jobcentre
Programmes and grants
Your work coach can tell you about programmes and grants to help you back into work. These include:
- Work Choice – to help you find a job, and get support when you start work
- Access to Work – money towards a support worker or for the cost of equipment or travelling to work
Employment and Skills Team
If you are work ready and looking for employment you can contact Solihull’s Employment and Skills Team who offer a free, impartial service to local people looking for work.
You can follow the link below and fill in your details on the online form: solihullforsuccess.com/job-seeker-registration
Or can call us on: 0121 704 8098
Or email the team: email@example.com
You can keep up to date with news and vacancies by following us on twitter: @SolihullE4S
Supported internships are structured study programmes based primarily with employers. They enable young people aged 16-24 with Education, Health and Care plans to achieve paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace.
Main points of Supported Internships:
- Aimed at 16-25 year olds with an EHCP who are ready and willing to work
- A year long study programme which is mostly based with an employer with the aim of employment at the end of the programme
- On site job coaching funded by Department for Work and Pensions
- Supported Internships are unpaid.
- Young people complete personalised study programmes which include the chance to study for relevant substantial qualifications, if appropriate, and appropriate levels of english and maths
For more information please contact: Sallie Partridge, 0121 678 7241.