• Special Programmes

    Project Search Culzean

  • SCQF Level

    Level 4

  • Attendance/Duration

    Short Full time, 32 weeks

  • Start Date

    From 21 Jan 2019

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This programme is specifically for young people (Interns) living in South Ayrshire aged 17 to 29, who have learning difficulties and/or are on the autistic spectrum. The focus is on preparing interns for work in the wider community. The programme develops the competitive, transferrable and marketable skills needed for successful employment.

To gain a place on the course, interns will need to:

Submit an application form online. If you have any questions about applying, please contact our staff on 01655 884518.

  • Come along to our information session at the Ayr campus on Thursday 25th October between 4pm-6pm to find out more.
  • We are also holding an information session at Z1 Café in Girvan on Tuesday 23rd October from 4pm-6pm.

What's Involved

The interns will be based at the National Trust for Scotland’s Culzean estate near Maybole and will undertake 3 different work placements. The course runs from Monday 21st January 2019 until Friday 27th September 2019.

Interns will receive individualised instruction, coaching, support and feedback from their instructor, job coach, managers, and mentors.

Here is more on what the interns will be doing:

  • Gaining in depth work experience, 5 days a week, 9am – 4pm based between the different facilities at Culzean and our classroom base at the estate.
  • Developing employability skills through working across a wide range of internships such as Rangers, Gardening, Hotel, Full Site Housekeeping, Café, Catering and Retail.
  • Developing basic ICT skills.
  • Practising interview techniques to help secure future employment.
  • Developing personal awareness, including understanding what skills they have and what others they need to develop to find employment.

Go anywhere

When the interns successfully complete this programme, they can compete for employment in the community. They will also have a link to Adult Support Agencies if relevant to the interns needs.

While there’s no guarantee of a job on completion of the course, interns will have gained a wider range of work experiences which will help them as they seek to find employment.

Start Date

21 Jan 2019

Campus

Ayr