A former Intern, Ellie, shares her thoughts on the Forward2Employment Supported Internships
During the internship, it changed my life by work skills, life skill, much grown up and confident. When I found out that I got offered the job, I was really over the moon I nearly had tears in my eyes, and I thought, I’m gonna have a job, I’m gonna get some money! It was really made me really happy and cheerful.
My favourite bit about working is making new friends, working for the company and helping them out.
I think that the internship is an amazing idea because you get to learn new things. And you might even get a job like I did.
Our intern Ashley, shares his thoughts on the Forward2Employment Supported Internships
My Job Coach has helped me with my coursework. She also helps me with my life skills and if I’m down, she always makes me feel happy. And also, if I need help, she’s always by my side.
I really like working outside in the playground doing the playground activities because I am the one leading the activities, and I really enjoy supporting students.
I think the Supported Internship is a good idea because it helps young adults with learning disabilities to get and to gain confidence in the world of work to gain a job.
Well before my internship, I didn’t think I’d be able to work in a school like this. But now I have gained the confidence, I know that I want to do this. So I think, I think I’ll do well as a Teaching Assistant in the future.