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Step into Work: Supported internships at EDF Energy, Atkins Global and other employers


Please find attached internships run by National Star. They are not for just Gloucestershire and they are also planning more in the Bristol area.


The person managing this programme is Oli Sandell if you would like to call and talk about this further you can do on: 07837 555329 or email: [email protected]


National Star

For information on what they can offer, see their website:


Step and Stone 


The main objective of Step and Stone is to act as a bridge between education and employment/meaning voluntary work for young adults with a learning disability, so we offer training in transferable baking skills but also in more general ‘employability’ skills. Since starting in late 2016, two of our young bakers have moved on to paid employment (with support from the DSA’s WorkFit programme) and another is in the process of transferring too.


Another objective is to try and change perceptions surrounding learning disability through baking some really delicious, award-winning ‘lavosh flatbreads’ which are beautifully packaged and sold in delicatessens/fine food shops and at farmers’ markets and food festivals.


You can have a look at our website and/or our (slightly more up to date) facebook page: for more information.


Please do contact us if you’d like to come and see what we do!


Specialist Job Coaching support in the community, in education and in the work place.


Community Job Coaching

Supported employment is a specialist approach designed to support people with a learning disability and/or autism to get and keep a great job.  Our community work is delivered by trained and experienced job coaches and funded by local authorities, individuals and families.


Supported Self Employment

Supported Self Employment offers an opportunity for people with a learning disability to use their skills, interests and aspirations to set up and run their own business.  Our specialist Enterprise Facilitator works with individuals, their families and others that support them to establish viable enterprise with sustainable support.


Supported Internships

Supported internships are study programmes structured to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping young people with the skills they need for work through learning in the workplace.  We provide expert job coaching and programme management to supported internship programmes, supporting colleges to deliver great employment results for their internship participants.


In work support

Sixteen provides the key link between the job seeker and employment opportunity. The process starts with them getting to know job seeker really well so they are well placed to ensure a good match between the disabled person and the employer.

Once the job has been found, our team will support the new employee on site to learn and perform the job the effectively.

There is generally no charge to employers for in work support.


For further infomation and details on how to make contact take a look at our website


West of England Works


The West Of England Works project is an exciting partnership which aims to help unemployed and economically inactive people in the West of England find employment.


Led by Weston College, the partnership includes a range of voluntary and community organisations based in Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and Bath and North East Somerset. It will support at least 1537 young people and adults into gaining employment through a community-based support programme. Between them our partners have specialist skills in working with those from a BME background, NEETS, carers, ex-offenders, those with disabilities or long term health issues and those with a history of substance misuse.


Details on their website:


LD Awareness


LD Awareness offer a bespoke Employment Support & job coaching support service to people with additional support needs. We are a “recognised, approved provider” of employment support in South Gloucestershire.


We are an award winning business that offers Learning Disability & Autism Awareness sessions in a group format, delivered by two fully qualified trainers who have learning disabilities & autism and Mat or Annie (LD Awareness Founders).


We also offer a Community Support service, supporting people with additional needs to access and connect with their local community on a 1 to 1 basis.


For further informartion and details on how to make contact take a look at our website