GO! Into Employment

by swisscottage / April 15th, 2016 / in Archive 2015/16, Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Supported Internships at Great Ormond Street, for young people with learning disabilities in Camden.

Due to an innovative partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital, Swiss Cottage is proud to announce that it will be offering between 10-12 places on a programme to support the transition from full time education to full time work, from September 2016. The programme is called ‘GO! Into Employment’ and uses the globally-recognised Project SEARCH model that first started at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Ohio in 1996. Through the programme, participants have access to three supported internships, over the course of a school year. Although they will be based at the hospital, they will also benefit from the outstanding provision of Swiss Cottage School, have access to a tutor and job coach, and the opportunity to gain a vocational qualification. 

We need interns at Great Ormond Street who can:

  • Attend 5 days a week
  • Be an independent traveller
  • Arrive on time everyday
  • Dress appropriately
  • Wash and care for themselves
  • Follow the Great Ormond Street values and expectations for staff

To be an intern at Great Ormond Street you need to:

  • Fill in an application form
  • Have an interview and say why you want to be on the Project Search Programme
  • Show that you are willing to try new things and learn new skills
We are currently accepting applications for places on the programme from young people with learning disabilities aged 18-25.

Application deadline: Wednesday 11th May 2016

To find out more, email


Roadmap for Life 2016

You can find about more about supported employment opportunities for young people with learning disabilities, at our Roadmap for Life Conference on Friday 13th of May. Erin Riehle from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital will be presenting, and there will be contributions from Jim Blair, from Great Ormond Street. Other highlights include workshops from a range of special schools, from across the UK, on a range of themes related to supporting transition to independent adult living. Click here for more information.




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