Supported Internship

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Supported Internships

This is the place where we provide opportunities for local young people to thrive and watch them grow in confidence in the workplace. 

Supported Internship programmes equip young people aged 17-24 who have special education needs and an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) with the skills they need for work through structured and tailored learning in the workplace to achieve sustainable paid employment. 

We offer 4 Supported Internship programmes each academic year in partnership with a local school/college: 

  • Fairfield General Hospital (ElmsBank School, Bury and Pure Innovations) 

  • The Royal Oldham Hospital (New Bridge School, Oldham) 

  • Salford Royal NHS Trust (Eccles Sixth Form College and Pure Innovations) 

  • Rochdale Infirmary (Redwood School, Rochdale)

You must be enrolled at the school or college to be eligible to take part in the internship programme:

View below a short clip of how the internship benefits both interns and departments involved. If the video doesn't load please click here.

Getting Involved:

If you are a member of staff and would like to get involved in supporting our programmes, visit our Career Ambassadors Page.

Key Information

The year-long programme starts each September

It supports the interns to become work ready by offering classroom learning and three, term-long real work placements. 

Interns are trained and supported by job coaches. 

Celebrating 10 Years of Supported Internships

Thanks for a decade of supporting our Interns

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A huge thank you to all of you who have supported our fantastic Interns since we launched a decade ago.  

Managers, department heads, college tutors, job coaches and employment officers have all provided invaluable support to our interns as they started their working life with the organisation.  

Salford Royal Supported Internships is a partnership between Northern Care Alliance, Salford City College and Pure Innovations, enabling young people with a learning disability or autism to progress into sustainable paid employment.  

It is a successful bridge between education and work and prepares young people for employment and helps them gain independence through experience in real jobs, supported by a job coach or mentor.   

We have a compilation of video clips, sharing the story of some of our interns who now have permanent paid jobs at the NCA.


Hear from our interns:

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