Supporting new trainees into careers

New training initiative under way for those with special educational needs

Hinkley Point C’s Young HPC careers development programme for 16 – 21 year olds is seeing the first results of a new supported traineeship for those with special educational needs (SEN). 

Working with partners at Somerset County Council, Somerset Skills and Learning, and the charity Discovery, the team have developed a 10-week programme that enables those with SEN to gain meaningful work experience.

This new traineeship is providing essential preparation for work, including support for English and maths development. It also provides direct links to work experience – part of the journey to work that’s vital but often hard to access for those with SEN. It is proving to be the perfect start towards a bright future for those who may not yet have the appropriate skills or experience for employment or apprenticeships. 

Six individuals from the local area have joined the initial 10-week pilot of the traineeship, which is being delivered in the newly opened Apprentice and Skills Hub - a space dedicated to giving everyone a safe learning environment to work on their skills.

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