DFN Project SEARCH at St George's
DFN Project SEARCH prepares young people for the world of employment. The DFN Project SEARCH programme offers young people with Learning Disabilities and/or autism the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in real work situations through work placements within the hospital.
The programme runs for one academic year and follows the school terms (September to July). Interns attend full time Monday – Friday. Interns will complete three job rotations around St George's Hospital including admin, reception, gardening, portering, retail and many other placements. Interns will also learn a wide array of skills in their classroom work including professional behaviour in the workplace, self advocacy, team work, communication and many other topics. At the end of the programme, on average 60% of DFN Project SEARCH graduates move into full-time permanent roles and 70% of DFN Project SEARCH graduates gain jobs in total
Interns must be aged between 18 and 24 and must have a current EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan) in order to secure funding from their Local Authority. (Merton, Wandsworth, Sutton and Croydon and any other local authorities).
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Where to go
- Education Centre
St. Georges Hospital
- SW17 0QT
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- When is it on
- Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
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The DFN Project SEARCH programme is a nine month long training and employment opportunity for students with learning disabilities and or autism that will take place entirely on the St George’s Hospital site.
DFN Project SEARCH provides real life work experience combined with training in employability and independent living skills. We will help you develop your CV, support you in interviews to give you the best chance at obtaining paid employment. The goal for each student is competitive employment somewhere in the community using the skills they have acquired at St George’s DFN Project Search.
WE ARE CURRENTLY FULL FOR SEPTEMBER 2023 HOWEVER THERE IS MANY PLACES STILL AVAILAVLE FOR SEPTEMBER 2024. PLEASE DO GET IN CONTACT.
Interns must be aged between 18 and 24 and must have a current EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan) in order to secure funding from their Local Authority. (Merton, Wandsworth, Sutton and Croydon).
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- DFN Project Search
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DFN Project Search
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- Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Last updated: 03 Aug 2023