Paid work can give your young person financial independence, help them to meet friends, and it’s good for their physical and mental health. It’s never too early to start thinking about the best way to prepare for paid work – start by discussing with your young person what they enjoy, their hopes, and the skills and qualifications they may need.
Their route into work may follow one or more of the paths below:
Mainly based at the employer’s workplace - your young person will learn on the job with support from a job coach and tutor. If they are ready to work but need extra support to take that step, a Supported Internship may be right for them.