Together we thrive
At the Together Trust, our vision is a society where people thrive because they are valued within their communities.
We have started working with Project Search and Sodexo to offer a Supported Internship course starting in September 2024.
The programme is based directly in the workplace at Sodexo to provide an on-the-job experience for interns.
This work-based study programme is for 18-24 year olds who have an EHCP.
The length of the course is one academic year, and the aim is to secure paid employment on completion along with developing other meaningful skills.
Interns will have access to specialised therapeutic input including speech and language therapy and occupational therapy. They will also have access to expert travel training professionals to support their independence when travelling to and from work.
70% of DFN Project SEARCH graduates gain jobs at the end of the programme
Sodexo has around 30,000 employees and has more than 2,000 sites where they provide facilities management and food services in environments including office buildings, hospitals, schools, military sites, sports stadiums, prisons, and more.
The Supported Internship will be based at Sodexo’s Head Office site in Salford, and interns will have opportunities to work at sites across Greater Manchester.
DFN Project SERACH believe in empowering all young people to enter the workplace with confidence.
DFN Project SEARCH is a business-led, one-year transition to employment programme for young people with a learning disability and autism or both.
DFN Project SEARCH is based on the most successful transition to work programmes in the world and has been has recognised by the UK government as a model of good practice within the national learning disability strategy “Preparing for Adulthood pathways”.
At the end of the programme, on average 60% of DFN Project SEARCH gradates move into full-time permanent roles and 70% of DFN Project SEARCH graduates gain jobs in total.