Information for Employers

The overwhelming majority of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are        capable of sustainable, paid employment with the right preparation and support. 

The support of our local community is key to the Careers Education that St George’s School is able to provide. We are so lucky to have the backing of so many willing and enthusiastic employers, keen to get involved with our school calendar of activities every year. Sharing career experiences and providing opportunities to develop employability skills is invaluable to a young person’s progression and we cannot thank our existing partners enough.

Work based visits

Work based visits are a fantastic way to provide groups of students with the opportunity to explore real working environments and gain more of an insight into their area of interest.

We aim to broaden our offer in this area by creating opportunities for students to experience work places on the mainland, as well as the Isle of Wight once COVID-19 Restrictions have eased but through online platforms, students still have had access virtually to different workplaces.

Do you work in a business that could help provide work experience or opportunities for our students?

We are always looking for local businesses that are wanting to inspire and educate our students about the world of work and expand and develop our careers programme. If you think you could help us with practise interviews, talks/presentations to students, provide invaluable work experience or any other opportunities that give students the chance to develop core skills and motivation, please contact our Careers and Aspirations Lead, Marie Wells.

If you’re an employer and are curious about how you could get involved, we would love to hear from you! There are many ways you could contribute to the St George’s School community and we are always open to new ideas and opportunities. Please get in touch!

Our provider access policy is available to view below (in compliance with statutory guidance) for those external training providers who request access to    our students. 

Access to Work Guidance for Employers – this  booklet explains the support available from  Autism. Plus Specialist Employment Support, to  enable organisations to recruit and retain staff  with Neurodiverse conditions, including those  on the Autism Spectrum. 

Guide to Supported Internships – this fabulous guide to Supported Internships from the Careers and Enterprise Company in partnership with the National Grid can be used as a step by step guide from  an employer who has made a big difference to young people’s lives.

Kickstart Scheme – a ground-breaking Government initiative to support 16-24 year olds into work. 

Traineeships – guidance for prospective trainees,  employers and training providers on traineeships. 

Work Experience Guidance – this short guide aims to support employers and education providers to understand that with effective partnership working, the barriers that currently prevent young             people with SEND from accessing work experience, can be broken down to ensure that lives can be            changed; one experience at a time.