Employment is a very important part of life. When people have a job, they feel part of society, they have a purpose, make new friends plus have money in their pockets to buy the things they want!

Many people think that people with SEND can’t work and have low expectations about what they are able to achieve. This is wrong.

This guide provides information about options for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to help them move into paid employment.

Disability Rights UK have developed a guide for people with newly acquired disabilities or health conditions.

Into Apprenticeships is a guide for disabled people, parents and key advisers about applying for apprenticeships in England. It deals with common questions such a how to find an apprenticeship, whether the training will be accessible and what support is available in the workplace.


Supported Internships provide on-site practical work training, for young adults with special educational needs to gain work skills, leading to competitive paid employment. They are designed to develop transferable skills, knowledge and attitudes in readiness for paid employment. Students can develop Employability, Customer Service, Confidence, Maths, English and ICT whilst working alongside employees in a real employment setting. The classroom based learning at the workplace enables young people to try out three different work roles, supported by the tutor and the job coach. Contact our Barnet Education and Learning Service Post16 Education and Skills Team by emailing supported-internships@barnet.gov.uk for more information on the opportunities available to you.​