Getting Ready for Work

Providing young people (and their families) with the information needed to make confident decisions about the future and give all young people with special educational needs the opportunity to gain meaningful paid employment.

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This guide provides information about options for young people with special educational needs and disabilities to help them move into paid employment.
Designed to develop transferable skills, knowledge and attitudes in preparation for paid employment.
A variety of opportunities, including study programmes, vocational courses, traineeships and supported apprenticeships.
Information on the Department for Work and Pensions and the Work Health Programme.
Including benefits advice, peer support groups, volunteering opportunities and advice about accessing special educational needs support.