Uplands Educational Trust

Helping young people with special educational needs to help themselves

Work Based Learning

 

Work Experience and developing practical work skills through Work Related Learning and Enterprise is an integral part of life at college. We have an outstanding collaboration with local employers and businesses. Our learners gain work experience as they engage with different vocational areas of UET but we also offer our learners opportunities with external employers. Depending on student ability and individual skills, learners access work experience and work related enterprises for a minimum of 1 day a week.

Learners have gained valuable employability skills and confidence through this element of the programme and some supported internships/apprenticeships may develop from these opportunities.

We are delighted that one of our learners, who completed our pilot Supported Internship programme, successfully progressed to paid employment.

Opportunities are in a wide range of work experience placements: Swindon Restore, Retail Shops, Nursery, Uplands School, CEC, Nationwide, Rein and Shine, Arval.