Supported Internships

We believe all young people should be helped to develop the skills and experience, and achieve the qualifications they need to succeed in their chosen careers. The overwhelming majority of young people with additional needs are capable of sustainable paid employment with the right preparation and support.

Supported internships at Azure are aimed at Learners aged 16-24, living in the North East, with disabilities or additional support needs and who have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

The programme aims to help prepare young people for employment or the next step on their journey to employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work through learning in the workplace. Internships normally last for a year. 

Wherever possible, they support the young person to move into paid employment at the end of the programme.

Alongside their time at the employer, young people complete a personalised study programme which includes English and maths and the chance to study for relevant substantial qualifications, if appropriate.