This is the second stage of a young person’s journey with us…
Some candidates will start this programme straight after they finish our Supported Employment Programme, others might need to repeat their first year before progressing onto this stage of their training.
Each week, our interns spend a minimum of 12 hours in the workplace, usually over two to three days. Each internship is chosen based on the candidate’s interests, skills and ambitions, and each young person is supported by an experienced job coach who works on-site with both the candidate and employer to ensure their mutual success.
Candidates also spend one day based in our classroom, completing their accredited qualifications and furthering their knowledge. Our teachers work closely with the candidate, job coach and employer to ensure that skills gaps are identified and filled, and that all ongoing problems are resolved. Candidates are set monthly work targets in response to employer feedback.
The ultimate goal of this course is for our young people to learn new skills and hopefully gain paid work.
Team Domenica help people like me transition from teenagers to independent adults. Since starting on their programmes, change feels less scary; I now see a future and understand the steps I need to take to progress in the workplace and achieve my dreams.
My internship at The Grand, for example, is an opportunity to expand and learn what I’m great at. I love the routine and detail of housekeeping; it’s made me excited for the future.
Asa, Team Domenica Candidate
81% of candidates are offered paid employment through our Supported Internship Programme.
Candidates in the workplace
Examples of our employers include: Café Rust, The Mercure Hotel, Morrisons, Pizza Pilgrims, Hobbycraft, Theatre Royal Brighton and SEA LIFE Brighton.
You can find out more about our support after a young person has achieved paid employment, here.
If you’re a business looking to support Team Domenica by offering work experience or employment opportunities to our candidates, head to our Employer Partnerships Page.