Our WayFinder Team supports learners to find employment on our Employability Pathway.

Landmarks Specialist College’s WayFinder Team is dedicated to supporting people with learning difficulties and disabilities to overcome barriers to employment. They aim to give our learners meaningful work experience that could lead to paid employment.

Becoming an Intern

A Supported Internship is part of Landmarks Specialist College’s Employability Pathway funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency for adults with additional needs who want to gain experience in the world of work aged 16-25 years old.

Each Intern will be fully supported by a Job Coach until such time that they are able to work independently.

This Pathway aims to give the Intern real work experience that could possibly lead to voluntary or paid employment.

A Supported Internship offers:  

  • An opportunity to experience work in a supported environment  
  • A way to develop and learn new skills that are useful at work  
  • Experience in a sector that you would like to work in  
  • The chance to experience a new social environment and develop communication skills. 

What Support is on Offer?

Each Intern will have regular contact with a Job Coach, who will make sure their placement is going to plan. They will have daily contact with them and will assess how much support is required at each stage of their internship. 

We will also be in regular communication with you to see how well the Intern is settling in. 

We are with them every step of the way and we will provide as much support as required during the internship.

We also offer an After College Aftercare service. More information about this service can be found here. 

The Individual Benefits

  • chance to experience the world of work in a supported environment
  • chance to upskill themselves (with qualifications such as Maths and English if appropriate)
  • chance to experience a particular sector of work they would like to go into
  • chance to experience a new social setting and develop their communication skills