We want to support people with disabilities to find work and to lead independent lives
You can find out more information on the Peterborough City College Day Opportunities page.
City College Peterborough
City College Peterborough Day Opportunities Service provides a range of supported employment services and enterprises run in partnership with adults with disabilities.
The College Employment Team provides support to gain sustainable work and volunteer placements through their team of experienced advisers, job coaches and support staff. They help people with learning and physical disabilities, sensory impairment, mental health conditions, autism and long term health conditions. The pdf below 'Employment Hub' provides more information.
City College Peterborough’s Digital CV Team provides a unique way for individuals to showcase the skills they possess to potential employers and for voluntary placements. Through the collation of audio and pictures, along with key information about their background, individuals see and discover their skill set through the production of a tailor made Digital Video CV.
A bespoke written CV is also provided, with an embedded hyperlink going straight to their video. They support individuals with any barrier to employment, including learning and physical disabilities, mental health, impairments and anxiety/confidence issues. For more information please contact:
Andy Jones 01733 797717 email@example.com
Talentino - Career Coaching
Talentino offer free mentoring to young people with special needs under the age of 25 years old. It’s a mentoring program of 6 1hr sessions covering things like what is a job, why it is good to have a job and similar topics. The mentoring groups can be in schools, groups, communities, churches and similar, it just needs to be a group of up to 10 people that have special needs and are aged under 25 years old.
This mentoring program is fully funded so there is no charge to the venue or attendees,
Talentino have a group of mentors DBS checked and trained ready to go, but nowhere to go to. So if you are or know of any groups that would benefit please email Hazell Cottrell
Telephone 0800 298 0178
Mencap - 'The Right Place' - work placements for SEND learners
A key part of the journey to employment is to provide valuable learning opportunities for young people with a learning disability whilst they are in education. Mencap have been funded by the Department of Education to broker work experience placements for schools and colleges working with learners with SEND.
They engage with employers who are willing to provide short and long term unpaid work placements for learners with SEND.
They believe that getting real workplace experience whilst still in education, can make a big difference to the ambitions, confidence and skills of young people with a learning disability and their future job prospects.
You can find more detailed information on their website
They also produce 2 very useful documents which you can view by clicking on the links below.
Work placements for young people with a learning disability
Good for business - The benefits of employing people with a learning disability
The contact for Peterborough is:
Georgette Louis - Employer Engagement Officer, East of England
Mobile:- 07970 378678
Routes Into Work Guide
This guide provides information about options for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to help them move into paid employment.
This guide covers the following topics:
- What is this guide about?
- What things mean in this document...
- Study programmes
- Supported internships
- Access to Work
The guide is also available as a download in the column on the left under the heading 'Useful documents'