Supported Internship Extends to Wythenshawe Hospital

Posted on the 11th October 2018

Our successful Manchester Supported Internship has grown again this year to Wythenshawe Hospital. Pure is always delighted to welcome new employers and this is a great new site with a host of fresh opportunities for the interns. Here is a look at how the interns are settling in to their first placements of the year.

The internship day begins with a classroom session at the teaching area of the hospital. This is where the interns brush up on their maths and English skills. They also learn about the workplace and  what makes a great employee. This is also the opportunity for the interns to meet and forge new friendships.

The Supported Internship offers a wide range of learning opportunities for the young people. Today, Lizzie Austin from the Wellbeing and Independence Network (WIN) delivered a Dementia Awareness session to the interns. This session will give the students an insight into understanding how to support someone to live well with Dementia in their personal and working lives too.

Lizzie with the intern group.

The interns are enjoying their first out of the three work placements they will be partaking in this year. Placements range from such things as Admin to more interactive roles such as a Social Activity Coordinator. On these placement the interns will get first-hand experience of the working world and gain employability skills.

We spoke to James about how he has been doing so far on the internship; here is what he said:

James credits the Pure staff and is working hard towards his goal of receiving a paid job.

Looking after patients and making sure they have the most welcoming stay possible is a very important part of working at a hospital. Lydia who is doing her placement as a social activities coordinator did just this. A patient gave Lydia some amazing feedback when her job coach went to see her. Here is what she had to say:

She's been absolutely smashing! She's been chatting with me about animals and she's been listening to me really well too.

Pat - Patient

Lydia on placement.

There are still a few places on the Supported Internship at Wythenshawe Hospital. If you have a learning disability, aged 18 – 24 and would like a paid job then this may be for you! Get in touch with us today and soon you too could be out on a work placement improving your employability skills and paving the way to a paid job.

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