Getting a job
- Supported internships
- Employment support
- Adult Employment and Learning Advisers
- Payments and allowances
Haringey Supported Internship Programme
- A supported internship is a work-based learning programme for 16 to 25 year olds with an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP)
- Starting in September 2023, young people in the programme will complete 3 work rotations throughout an academic year with support from a job coach, who will then support their transition into paid employment
- Job coaches and a qualified teacher will be on-site to meet the educational and training needs of the interns. As a result, interns acquire competitive, marketable, and transferable skills to move into paid employment
- Visit our Supported Internship Programme page to learn more
Additional supported internships
These are study programmes for young people aged 16 to 24 with a Statement of SEN or an EHCP.
Supported internships are unpaid and offer between six months to two years of classroom and work based learning with an employer. This prepares young people for employment and may lead to paid work with the employer. Young people may receive a relevant qualification at the end of the programme.
- North Middlesex Hospital Project Search (Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and CONEL) - young people complete three 10 week work placements within a variety of different roles including: portering, administration, catering and facilities. Contact: 020 8442 3055 or email email@example.com
- CareTrade UK (external link) - offers placements in administration at Whittington Hospital. Contact: 020 7060 5706
- Ambitious College - interns are based at The Whittington Hospital five days a week for an academic year. The site is staffed by a qualified teacher and job coaches to meet educational and training needs. Read our blog about Ambitious College supported internships. To register your interest or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- West Lea (external link) - their supported internship is a 1-year full-time study programme for 16 to 24 year olds who have a Statement of SEN or an EHCP. It includes an extended work placement with a local employer and provides access to a job for young people who want to work, but need a little extra support to do so
Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a salary and gain a recognised qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.
Anyone living in England, over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply to be an apprentice. Visit the GOV.UK website to find an apprenticeship (external link).
For more information visit:
- Haringey apprenticeship pages
- Find an apprenticeship (external link)
- SEND apprenticeships presentation (PDF, 237KB)
Traineeships provide a mixture of learning and work experience for young people aged 16 to 25 who may not be sure what they want to do, or whether they have the skills and understanding that employers might be asking for. Many colleges and training providers offer a range of traineeships or supported internships and mentoring.
Specialist Employment Adviser
A new specialist employment adviser is joining the council's in-house employment service Haringey Works. The adviser is experienced at supporting young people with disabilities and autism into good quality jobs, that align with their individual goals. The adviser will be based at the Autism Hub and in the community. The service will adopt the supported employment model which uses partnerships to enable people with disabilities to achieve sustainable long-term employment and businesses to employ valuable and talented workers.
The service is available to Haringey residents aged 18 to 34.
Please contact email@example.com for more information on how to be referred to the service.
Haringey Works is a one-stop shop service for Haringey residents dedicated to supporting you into employment.
We work closely with residents, partners and businesses to provide a wide range of pathways to employment in various sectors.
Our support service includes:
- A personal Employment Advisor
- Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) – this includes careers and CV advice, and interview preparation
- Access to vacancies in Haringey and the surrounding areas
- Sector-specific training
- Access to a wide range of employability services in Haringey
- Support in your first few months of work
Visit the Haringey Careers Portal to access all our vacancies - just upload your CV and register with us.
Job Centre Plus
The Job Centre Plus network (external link) can also help young people and adults of all ages find work as well as advice on what benefits are available while searching for a job. Job Centre Plus Disability Employment Advisers can offer additional advice and guidance for people with learning difficulties or disabilities.
- Help to decide what type of work or training suits you best
- Specialist assessment with a work psychologist to help you prepare to find and stay in work
- A job-matching and referral service
- Learning more about the Access to Work scheme and see if you are eligible. For information, visit the Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition website (external link).
People aged 18 and over may be able to participate in the Work and Health Programme which supports people with disabilities and provides one to one support from a health professional.
You can contact Job Centre Plus on 0845 604 3719 or by text on 0845 608 8551.
National Careers Service
The National Careers Service provides face to face, online and telephone advice and guidance to support your career planning. See the National Careers Service website (external link) for more information and a range of online tools and support.
The council also has a team of Adult Employment and Learning Advisers who are qualified to:
- Help adults at any stage in their lives, to make the right choices about skills, careers, and qualifications
- Support all learners on a Haringey Learns course to help them get the best out of their course, and plan what they want to do after their course
More information is available on the Haringey Learns webpage.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)/Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
- If you’re under 16, apply for Disability Living Allowance (external link)
- If you’re over 16, apply for Personal Independence Payment (external link)
When you get a letter confirming you will receive DLA or PIP - always take a photo of it. You will need an electronic copy handy to email to various places!
Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
If you are over the age of 18, you may also be able to claim Employment Support Allowance. This is for young people who have a disability and who are unable to work, or who are in need of support to enable them to work by the Department for Work and Pensions. You will have a work capability assessment to see if you are eligible, and what type of additional support you will need.
The quickest way to apply for Employment and Support Allowance is by calling 0800 055 6688 (Textphone: 0800 023 4888).
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