Full-time, one year
From 27 Aug 2018
This programme is specifically for young people living in East Ayrshire aged 17 to 24, who have learning difficulties and/or are on the Autistic Spectrum. The focus is on preparing students for work in the wider community. The course develops the competitive, transferrable and marketable skills they’ll need for successful employment.
To gain a place on the course, students will need to:
Submit an application form. Forms can be collected from the Kilmarnock Campus by calling 01563 826244.
Come along to a Recruitment Day at the Kilmarnock Campus.
Students will be based at the University Hospital Crosshouse, and will undertake 3 different work placements, each lasting 10 weeks.
They’ll receive individualised instruction, coaching, support and feedback from their instructor job coach, managers and mentors.
Students 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 students will be doing:
Gaining in depth work experience, 5 days a week, 9am – 4pm at the Hospital.
Developing employability skills through working across a wide range of hospital departments and services, such as Laundry Services, Mail Room, Neo Natal, Administration, Laboratories, Catering and Portering.
Learning 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.
When students successfully complete this course, they can compete for employment in the community. They will also have a link to Adult Support Agencies.
While there’s no guarantee of a job on completion of the course, students will have gained a wider range of work experiences which will help them as they seek to find employment.