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College Internships Transform the Lives of SEN Students

Fri 10 Feb 2017 - posted by MK College

Big brands, including Tesco, Bosch, Premier Inn and Pets At Home are among those supporting Milton Keynes College to create life-changing opportunities for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

‘Supported Internships’, which were set up by the Department of Education and first trialled at Milton Keynes College in 2015/16, are expected to obtain a 100% success rate this year, with many of the college’s 2016/17 learners gaining permanent employment, or voluntary jobs and skills progression that could lead to their future careers.

Ravi Aloysius, Store Manager at Tesco, Milton Keynes Bletchley Extra has high praise for the scheme, saying: “I am very impressed with the college’s commitment and genuine desire to see it’s students’ succeed in employment with us.

"The students were all well received by the team and the managers have high regard for the Supported Internships programme. We have so far taken one student onto our payroll and anticipate the same progress with the other two students in due course.

“The college can count on our commitment to work together for as long as there is a need for such a fulfilling journey,” continued Ravi.

MK College offers a wide range of programmes via Inclusive learning designed to challenge students to be themselves Find out more about the full range of programmes at our dedicated Inclusive Learning hub page.