Contract: Fixed Term - 9 months
Salary: Unpaid. If eligible, interns can access Edinburgh College bursaries
Employer: The City of Edinburgh Council/NHS Lothian
Closing Date: This opportunity will close when all places have been filled
This programme is for young people with disabilities aged between 16 and 29 years old. Starting in August, you will take part in three internships where you will learn new skills and improve your confidence while gaining over 800 hours of work practice.
Project SEARCH is an international employability programme. It aims to prepare young people with additional support needs (aged between 16 and 29 years old) for full time, competitive employment. Edinburgh Project SEARCH is delivered in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh College and Into Work.
Edinburgh Project SEARCH is a business-led programme, which means the young people learn relevant, marketable skills while immersed in the business environment. The young people take part in 3 internships with the host employer (Edinburgh Council or NHS Lothian) over 40 weeks, resulting in improved skills and confidence, with 800 hours of work practice. A lecturer and job coaches are based on site at all times, working closely with the business to provide classroom learning, internships and ongoing support. On completion of the programme, young people would be expected to move into full time employment.
Internships will be based with either the City of Edinburgh Council or NHS Lothian which are large employers and offer a variety of opportunities. The environment will vary depending on your chosen internships.
What might a day in this job look like?
This will vary depending on your chosen internships. Types of internships available previously have included administration, reception, mail room, catering, hospitality, park ranger, portering, domestic assistant, stores department and clinical support work.
You will complete five hours each day at an internship, and 2 hours each day within the Edinburgh Project SEARCH training room. Hours are 9.00am-4.00pm, Monday-Friday, during Edinburgh College term-time.
What will I learn?
Starting in August 2020 and lasting for one academic year, you must want to:
Interns will acquire competitive, marketable and transferable skills, and build communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
What Qualifications / Qualities are required?
To be eligible for Edinburgh Project SEARCH you must:
Please note the start date is subject to change due to the current Coronavirus situation.
For more information, please contact the Edinburgh Project SEARCH team: firstname.lastname@example.org.