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Westminster City Council Supported Internship

Do you want to get a job but need support to develop your employability skills and experience of the workplace first?

In September each year, Westminster City Council host a Supported Internship programme, in partnership with City of Westminster College and Westminster Employment, where 12 young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) have the opportunity to complete three different work rotations with the support of an expert job coach.

Supported Internships are full time education programmes (based 5 days a week in the workplace) for young people who want to get a paid job. Alongside work placements, the interns study English, maths and Entry 3/Level 1 employability qualifications one day a week in the on-site classroom at Westminster City Hall, Victoria.

A photo of the entrance to Westminster City Hall

Potential work placements in the council include:

  • IT - Records Management
  • Facilities
  • Reception
  • Licensing
  • Libraries - Archives
  • Café
  • Administration
  • Sports & Leisure

With additional work placements offered at:

  • Planet Organic - retail, online shopping orders, kitchen, deliveries
  • GEM Building Services - deliveries
  • Natural History Museum - garden
  • Everyone Active sports


Supported Internships are suited to young people who:

  • Want to get a paid job
  • age 16-24
  • have an EHC plan
  • Entry 1 – Level 1 English and maths
  • Independent traveller /or realistic prospect with travel training


Applications for the 2021-22 Supported Internship Programme will open in March. A Virtual Open Day will be held 29th April 11.00am - 12.30pm over Microsoft Teams. Applications will close 13th May. A Skills / Recruitment Day will take place late May and final group selected and notified in June.

To learn more about Supported Internships and to join the Virtual Open Day, please contact Rachel Edwards (Bi-borough SEND Local Offer and Employment Pathways Lead) T: 07739 315 424 E:

Further information can be found on City of Westminster College’s website here.


To learn more about Supported Internships and recruitment for September 2020 – July 2021 programmes, please contact Rachel Edwards Bi-borough SEND Employment Pathways Coordinator T: 07739 315 424 E:

For information about Supported Internship programmes across West London, please see the West London Alliance Supported Internship Guide

Last Updated 26/03/2021

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