Young person work experience

Businesses called upon to support those with additional needs

Businesses in Northumberland are being called upon to support young people with additional needs get into employment.  

Northumberland County Council’s Careers Guidance Team and Northumberland SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) are looking for businesses in the county to help young people with additional needs to learn and grow. 

Cath McEvoy-Carr, Executive Director for adult social care and children’s services, said: “We want to be able to support all of our young people in gaining the skills they need to move into employment, find their career paths and what they aspire to do in the future.  

“A young person can offer so much to a local business or organisation, and I urge anyone who has a business in Northumberland that can offer someone the chance to gain much-needed experience to get in touch with the team.” 

Businesses are being asked to offer a mock job interview to a young person (aged 16-24) with additional needs and provide 10-hours work experience. This would make a great difference to any young person looking to progress into employment. 

Help us, help them, reach their full potential and gain the experience they need to prepare for adulthood and build their futures.  

Equally, if you already employ someone with additional needs, and want us to shout about it, let the team know!  

To find out more and sign-up head to  to submit your organisation’s contact details.  
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