Training, work and volunteering

If you’re a young person with special educational needs or disabilities, there are many ways you can achieve your ambitions.

Supported internships, traineeships and apprenticeships are some of the ways to secure your journey to employment and a successful career. Volunteering offers both work experience and a way to be involved in your community

Follow one of the paths below to find out what you need to know.

Six young people with SEND explain different paths into work.

Lambeth Made Youth Promise

Lambeth Made Youth Promise helps young people get started on their career. Follow this path and find out about more, including advice services in local Youth Hubs.

Supported internships

Supported internships give young people with an EHC plan the chance to learn and work at the same time, with the extra support they need.

Traineeships and apprenticeships

Traineeship provide skills and work experience that employers are looking for. Apprenticeships are jobs with pay and training that leads to recognised qualifications.


Volunteering is a great ways of getting experience of the world of work at the start of a careers, or of being involved in the community.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides useful advice on how to look for jobs and includes tips like building CVs and writing good applications.