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There is an exciting Amazon Supported Internship Programme which is a collaboration between Amazon, Direct Education Business Partnership, Derbyshire Adult Community Education, and DFN Project Search that will give young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) the chance to boost their skills and progress into the world of work.

The supported internship is an academic year of experiential learning, fully immersed within the Amazon teams. Duties could include picking and packing customers orders and following health and safety procedures. Many tasks will involve physical labour.

All interns are supported on-site by a Job Coach and Tutor, who are based at Amazon all the time. Their role is to foster independence and confidence, enabling the interns to learn their tasks, and to complete them to the same standard as everyone else.

The supported internship provides young adults aged 18 to 24 years with an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) with the opportunity to gain valuable experience and competitive job skills so that they can positively transition into equitable employment.

A typical day will include:

9am to 10am
Classroom Employability Session – topics such as self-advocacy, workplace expectations and personal development.

10am to 3:30pm
In placement with their mentor learning skills and carrying out their tasks.

3:30pm to 4pm
Classroom end of day reflection to cover what has gone well today, what goals can be set for the next day.

Open Day at Amazon East Midlands Airport

Date: Thursday 25 July 2024

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Cutler


Helen Hazelhurst