Sixteen runs a range of community and supported internship programmes in and around Bristol. We work with a range of Partners, practitioners and providers to deliver better job outcomes for people with a learning disability. Our current programmes are shown below
We Work for Everyone
We continue to support the development of more and better employment opportunities for people with a Learning Disability in and around Bristol
Working with partners from Employment Skills and Learning and other providers, Sixteen offers a key evidenced based supported employment service aimed at people in the community or completing one of the internship programmes.
In addition, we continue to work with people with a learning disability who have already been supported into work
Working with colleagues from the City of Bristol College, Bristol City Council and the University of the West of England, Sixteen providers specialist job coaching support on number of internship Programmes.
1 - Project Search
Project SEARCH, is a pioneering internship scheme for young adults who have a learning disability or autism and who want to do paid work. The scheme started in America but has run successfully in Bristol for several years. With the classroom based at the University of the West of England (UWE), most placements are with UWE departments although some, of course, may be external. Students attend the classroom each day before heading out to their placements.
2 - Bristol Supported Internship Programme (B-SiP)
B-SiP shares many similarities with Project Search but instead, is based at the College site in the ecentre of town and works with a number of local businesses in Bristol to provide three work placements a year. The interns spent time in the classroom and then travel out to their work placements. Here they are support by both a course tutor and job coach
Engage for a Wage
Engage for a Wage is a five-week online programme for people with a learning disability who would like to find out what it’s like having a job.
As well as preparing people for the world of work, Engage for a Wage sessions encourage positivity, the ability to identify skills and talents and to create achievable goals – All through the world of work.
Beginning in September 2021, each week there will be 3 sessions carried out over Zoom that include a range of exercises, tasks and activities.
This programme is delivered in partnership with Boss Employment CIC.
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Bristol WORKS for Everyone
Working with colleagues from Bristol City Council, Sixteen is
is seeking to achieve a step change in the engagement and support of young people with SEND, their parents/carers, education settings and employers so that we can improve career aspirations and provide targeted support to improve employment outcomes for young people.
This work includes