Knowsley Supported Internship Programme
Knowsley Council and Knowsley Community College with support from local businesses across the borough.
The Knowsley Supported Internship Programme commenced in 2016 and aims to prepare young people with a learning difficulty and / or disability for employment.
The programme offers 12 months work experience and support to help young people find sustainable employment in the future. As well as work experience, the programme provides participants with knowledge, skills and qualifications as well as boosting their confidence and social skills. They are mentored and supported on a day-to-day basis and also attend a weekly session around employability, literacy and numeracy, run by tutors from Knowsley Community College.
More than 40 young people have been enrolled onto the 2016-2020 programme. They are gaining work experience, knowledge, skills and experience – but also boosting their confidence and social skills.
“I enjoy being part of a team. It has also improved my confidence in speaking to new people.”
“I feel more confidence in my ability and complete more tasks independently.”
“Thank you for giving me this placement, it’s really boosted my confidence.”
“I have a real passion for gardening so it’s even better that I get to work doing something I really like.”