Beginnings and Bright Futures: Our Supported Interns!

Posted on the 12th October 2017

This year’s Internships are now underway with interns across our sites busy settling into their classrooms and work placements.

We asked all this year’s interns at Active Tameside what they hoped to achieve by the end of 12 months. They all answered “a paid job”  –  and that’s exactly what ALL of last year’s group successfully achieved!

A Pure Supported Internship is a year-long course  for young people with additional needs and is designed to smooth the route from classroom into employment.

Dedicated job coaches build the confidence and skills of the interns through multiple work placements until they’re ready to work independently. Those work placements often turn into paid jobs.

We have Supported Internships across Greater Manchester including:

Excitingly, this year we also have a brand new level 2 ‘Access to Employment’  course in Central Manchester, with employers at The Christie and more!

Aaron has already impressed the managers and staff at Active Tameside.

We believe that a little support is often all that is needed to help people achieve their potential.  An employee of Active Tameside had this to say about the benefits of the programme.

You see a massive difference in the interns over the year as they become more and more independent. They grow in themselves not just skills-wise but also their personality.

I’d say to any employer thinking about being involved with the supported internship to just try it. You’ll never look back! Just watch the video and see it for yourself.


Pure wishes all the interns great success in their placements. We look forward to seeing you grow and gain those important employability skills to pave the way to a paid role.

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