New Venture Supported Internship Study Programmes

New Venture Supported Internships

In our New Venture programme we work with external organisations. Our supported internship programmes provide individuals with learning difficulties and disabilities and/or autism real work experience within Newcastle City Council and other organisations in and around Newcastle. You will be fully supported within employment and have the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification. the main aim of the programme is to gain paid employment.

As an intern you will:

  • Develop employability skills
  • Improve your confidence and independence
  • Develop social skills
  • Expand your CV and gain interview skills
  • Improve time management skills
  • Develop problem solving skills

Criteria for application:

  • 16-24 years old
  • Newcastle resident *
  • EHC Plan if aged over 19 years old

*residents outside of Newcastle will be considered on a case by case basis

Areas of experience

  • Business and Administration
  • Catering / Hospitality
  • Cleaning / Housekeeping
  • Customer Service
  • Gardening / Groundsperson
  • Manufacturing

For more information

Contact Samantha Riley on 0191 2773520 or email

We also run the New Ambitions programme, where placements are within Newcastle City Council.