Our experienced team have created a learning programme within a busy, professional, business environment to provide support for people with a learning disability to gain valuable work experience to prepare them for paid employment or a volunteer role.
The Work Experience Programme was launched in 2013, recognising that office environment work experience opportunities for people with learning disabilities were scarce. During our 10 week course, we aim to develop an individual’s confidence, enhance their social skills and provide a taster of what it is like to work within a real office on a daily basis. Students learn practical office based skills including; reception duties, photocopying, printing. They also enhance and improve their Microsoft knowledge, competently replying to emails, writing letters and memo’s. We partner with Hertfordshire Care Providers Association to enable our students to achieve a qualification during the 10 week programme.
Qualifications gained so far have been Level 1 and 2 in Administration and Employability Skills Level 1.
Work Experience Volunteering
We work in partnership with local organisations to establish suitable volunteering placements for students so that they have the opportunity, where possible, to use their skills and proactively contribute to local business and their community.
Rebecca, one of our previous students has been volunteering with Welwyn Hatfield Community Housing Trust one morning a week for over a year now. Rebecca has told us ‘she loves it’!
Michelle Maher, House Manager, Care By Us quotes:
‘The Stepping Stones programme has given Rebecca the opportunity to learn new skills and be an active part of the wider community. Her confidence has grown and she is now an important member of the volunteering team at Welwyn Hatfield Community Housing Trust. We are very proud of her and are thankful to Jubilee House for giving Rebecca this opportunity.’
If you are interested in our Work Experience Programme and would like to find out more please contact our business office on 01707 390107