Support for children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Help finding work

Support available to help you find work.

Job Clubs

Anyone can join a Job Club. Job Clubs give you the chance to share knowledge, experience and job hunting tips with others. You may also be able to get support and advice on:

  • CV skills: advice on what to include in your CV and how to present information
  • applications: advice on completing application forms and writing letters
  • interview skills: help with interview techniques
  • using a computer: looking for vacancies and applying online
Work Experience

If you're claiming a benefit through Jobcentre Plus you could be eligible for a work experience placement.  During the placement you'd still receive your benefit.  Participants gain experience of the world of work with the aim of helping them improve their job prospects. Work experience can last between 2 and 8 weeks, and you’ll normally be expected to work between 25 and 30 hours a week.

Work Together volunteering programme

If you’re unemployed and looking for work, you may be eligible to volunteer with a local organisation through the Work Together programme. Your Jobcentre Plus Workcoach can support you to find a volunteering opportunity.

Work trials

A work trial gives you the chance to try out a job whilst still getting benefits. The length of your work trial will be agreed between you and your Jobcentre Workcoach.  There must be an actual job at the end of the work trial.   Work trials are voluntary, and your benefits won’t be affected if you finish early or turn down a job you’re offered if it isn't suitable for you.

Employment information for children and young people with SEND

Information on working and getting a job for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can be found in the Preparing for Adulthood Section of the SEND Local Offer.

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