The supported internship programme is a structured study programme based at Hobbycraft Distribution Centre in Burton upon Trent. With support from Job Coach Lesley Blockley, the pupils work towards an employability skills qualification, which will hopefully support them in gaining employment when they leave school. Alongside their time at the Hobbycraft, pupils continue to further their skills in English and Maths for two days a week at school.
The scheme is supported by Staffordshire County Council, with a "preparation for employment" grant used to identify appropriate employers and create the programme to suit the needs of the pupils and the employers.
“The Supported Internship Project has been a real success and is now embedded in our sixth form curriculum.”