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Employment

There are many organisations that can support you in finding employment, volunteering opportunities and training courses, some of which you could get paid for. Advice on your rights and applying for jobs is also available.

Find a job

Your local Jobcentre can help you find a job or gain new skills and tell you about disability-friendly employers in your area. They can also refer you to a specialist work psychologist, if appropriate, or carry out an employment assessment.

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Or contact:

Rose Aizlewood, School Adviser - Job Centre Plus in Schools

0114 2590067

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Information is available on your rights whilst working, getting help at work if you are disabled or have a long term health condition, help on getting work and reasonable adjustments in the workplace on the GOV.UK website.

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Disability employment advice

Disability employment advice sessions are held at Mowbray Gardens Library every Thursday, 1 – 4pm. Mini work clubs are also available at Mowbray Gardens Library every Thursday, 10am – 12 noon.  Sessions are free and there is no need to book.

RNIB

The Royal National Institute for the Blind provide information for people with a visual impairment and can help with advice on filling in application forms and writing covering letters.

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The Autism Centre for Supported Employment

The Autism Centre for Supported Employment can help to find paid work and work experience placements for working aged adults who are on the Autistic Spectrum. They also provide specialist support to clients and employers so that each individual gets the best out of the experience.

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The National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job alongside learning. Apprenticeships take one to five years to complete depending on their level.

As an apprentice you will:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage
  • get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week)

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Traineeships

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last up to six months.

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Supported internships

Supported internships are for young people aged 16 —24 with learning difficulties or disabilities, who want to get a job and need extra support to do this. To be eligible you need a Statement of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) or an Education Health and Care Plan.

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Apply for a supported internship offered through Barnsley or Sheffield College

Apply for a supported internship offered through Landmarks College in Rotherham

Apply for an internship or opportunities at Rotherham College


Work experience

Voluntary Action Rotherham

The Volunteer Centre Rotherham promotes volunteering across the borough and advises hundreds of people each year who wish to find out about volunteering opportunities and refers them to volunteer involving organisations in and around Rotherham.

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Down’s Syndrome Association – Work Fit

If you have Down’s syndrome and want to find work opportunities, you can register on to the WorkFit programme.

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WISE Ability

WISE Ability helps you find and keep meaningful work. Their staff specialise in the unique needs of people with disability, and/or health conditions and those with difficulties which mean they have been unable to find work.

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Supported Employment

AD-PRO

AD-PRO provides a person centred training package for adults with learning disabilities who are preparing to move on to employment

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First Routes

First Routes is a specialist employment service which aims to help increase confidence and employability skills of individuals with autism or Asperger Syndrome.

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The Autism Centre for Supported Employment

The Autism Centre for Supported Employment can help to find paid work and work experience placements for working aged adults who are on the Autistic Spectrum. They also provide specialist support to clients and employers so that each individual gets the best out of the experience.

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