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  • SCQF Level

    Level 4

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    From 27 Aug 2018

  • Campus Availability


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This programme is specifically for young people (Interns) living in East 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 they’ll need for successful employment. 

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

  • Submit an application form. Forms can be collected from Project Search by calling 01563 826244.

  • Come along to a Recruitment Day at the Kilmarnock Campus after the Easter Holidays. A date will be added to this page and circulated to all partners in the coming weeks

What's Involved

The interns will be based at the University Hospital Crosshouse, and will undertake 3 different work placements, each lasting 10 weeks over the course of an academic year.

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

Interns will make their own way to the hospital and back, and so they must be independent travellers or working towards this.

Here’s more on what the interns will be doing:

  • Gaining in depth work experience, 5 days a week, 9am – 4pm based between the hospital and the classroom.

  • Developing employability skills through working across a wide range of hospital departments and services, such as Hotel Services, Mail Room, Neo-Natal, Administration,Waste Management, Catering and Stores Portering.

  • 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

27 Aug 2018