Internship Works is a national project aimed at doubling the number of Supported Internships available.  It is designed to support more young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) to have greater control and choice over their future, opening up opportunities that prepare them for adult life and independent living.

The Internship Works project is also improving the information available for SEND young people and their families, employers, and professionals.  North Tyneside Council established a SEND Employment Forum in June 2023 and through this Forum, a new Calendar of Employer Training is offered for employers to support and provide information about employing people with SEND.

Please let us know if you would like any further information about the Internship Works project, or to suggest any topics for inclusion in future employer training from September 2024 – connexions.nt@northtyneside.gov.uk

Calendar of employer training

Internship works

Topic Organisation Time Date Location Booking link
Internship Works project overview Connexions, James Anderson, Carolyn Bradshaw 10.00-11.00am 22 May 2024 Cobalt Management Office https://tinyurl.com/3s3439xh
Access to Work DWP, Lukas Cowey, Tamara Adams 10.00-11.00am 12 June 2024 Cobalt Management Office https://tinyurl.com/rvcmb3h4
Neurodiversity and Inclusion Ignite Your Potential, Bridgett Thornton 1.00-2.30pm 2 July 2024 Cobalt Management Office https://tinyurl.com/3e3p5ad3
Vocational Profiling United Response, Lauren Bartley 10.30-11.30am 18 July 2024 Cobalt Management Office https://tinyurl.com/d5mft42p
Person Centred Support Plans Ignite Your Potential, Bridgett Thornton 1.00-2.30pm 10 September 2024 Cobalt Management Office https://tinyurl.com/4ep994y4
Gender Diversity Ignite Your Potential, Bridgett Thornton 1.00-2.30pm 8 October 2024 Cobalt Management Office https://tinyurl.com/374dsn27
Job Carving United Response, Lauren Bartley 10.30-11.30am 23 October 2024   Cobalt Management Office https://tinyurl.com/yv4s2s48
Positive Behaviour Choices College, Steph Walker 10.30-12.00pm 12 November 2024 Cobalt Management Office https://tinyurl.com/22hr7y4h
Epilepsy Choices College, Steph Walker 10.30-12.00pm 10 December 2024 Cobalt Management Office https://tinyurl.com/yc4fdtd3
Supported Internships Choices College, Steph Walker 10.30-12.00pm 21 January 2025 Cobalt Management Office https://tinyurl.com/bddx74yt
Mentoring in workplace Choices College, Steph Walker 10.30-12.00pm 18 February 2025 Cobalt Management Office https://tinyurl.com/ypjb5ypx
Hosting successful Work Placements DFN Project Search, Sarah Palmer 11.00-12.30pm 12 March 2025 Cobalt Management Office https://tinyurl.com/y4umk9xz
Job Carving United Response, Lauren Bartley 10.30-11.30am 3 April 2025 Cobalt Management Office https://tinyurl.com/4zt7cvtr
Vocational Profiling United Response, Lauren Bartley 10.30-11.30am 14 May 2025 Cobalt Management Office https://tinyurl.com/bdevbcya