Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Supported Internships awareness events

Supported Internships provide a bridge between education and employment for young people with an education, health and care plan (EHCP).

Young person with additional needs taking part in a workplace internship in a woodwork workshop.

As part of the national Internships Work programme, Hertfordshire County Council has received a grant from the Department for Education to develop our SEND Employment Forum and increase the number of Supported Internships in our area.

The Services for Young People SEND Team is hosting a range of online events to increase awareness about the difference Supported Internships can make to the lives of young people and how employers can benefit from hiring young people with SEND.

Supported Internships Q&A sessions

These Q&A sessions are an opportunity to ask the people involved with running Supported Internships specific questions.

For parents/carers of young people with SEND:

  • Wednesday 24 July, 10am-11am

For professionals working with young people and employers interested in offering Supported Internships:

Date of next event to be confirmed. Please register your interest by completing the form below and you will receive details.


SEND Employment Forums

These termly Employment Forums enable Hertfordshire employers to improve the employment opportunities they provide for those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. They will highlight the advantages of a diverse workforce and include talks from guest speakers and input from young people currently taking part in Supported Internships.


  • Thursday 4 July, 11am - 1pm

In addition, the Supported Internships Project Officer in our SEND Team is available every Friday afternoon from November 2023 to August 2024, 2pm–4pm, for one-to-one discussions about Supported Internships via telephone or video call. To book a slot, please email with your preferred date. 

Please use the form below to book your place on one of the above events. The link to the online session will be sent to you on receipt of the booking form.

To find out how we look after your personal data please read our Data Protection information.


From a parent to the Supported Internships Project Officer in the SfYP SEND Team about a Supported Internships awareness event:

“I just wanted to say this was a really helpful forum. I have learn lots and found out lots! Thank you. I think this would help so many parents [who are helping their] young adults find their future.”

More information on Supported Internships