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Supported Internships

Want to work but need support?

  • Are you between 16–24 years old?
  • Are you a Hackney Resident?
  • Do you want to complete a programme with real work experience leading to a paid job?
  • Do you have a EHCP (Educational Health Care Plan)?

Then a Supported Internship could be for you!

What is a Supported Internship?

Supported Internships are a 10 month programme where you’ll get the opportunity to complete 3 work placements while you gain a Work Skill Entry Level 3 qualification! All classroom sessions will be on-site at the host business placements.

You can find out about supported internships from:

  • School
  • College
  • Your social worker
  • Hackney Council Supported Employment Team
  • JobCentre Plus

For more info check out our prospectus!

What are some of the work placements available?

  • Administration
  • Printing and postage services
  • Warehouse
  • Hospitality
  • Reception
  • Patient care
  • IT support
  • Catering
  • Retail
  • Hackney Museum
  • Building maintenance
  • Customer Service
  • Finance and data entry
  • Domestics

How can I apply?

To apply click the button below and complete our application form, our team aims to get back to you within a few days.

Having trouble completing the application form? Get in touch! Email: or Call: 020 8356 5700

What is an average day like?

The programme takes place during term times only from Monday to Friday 9:00 am till 3:30 pm. You’ll be based in Hackney Council and/or Homerton University Hospital.

You’ll start your day by completing an employability skills training session for 1 hour in the morning before going to your work placements until 3:00 pm. You will then have a reflection session from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm to feedback on your day.

You’ll also have time to study for your employability BTEC qualification (Work Skills Entry Level 3) and work with a job coach and Supported Employment Advisor who will provide support to make sure you find paid work.

Each work placement will last for 1 term and every intern will have the opportunity to experience 3 different placements throughout the academic year!

Hear from our Interns!

Hear from our interns as they talk you through their experiences on the programme! (Previously called Project Search)

Page last reviewed: January 26, 2024

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