Decision details

Supported Internship (SI) Approved Provider List (Deliver commencing 1st August 2024)

Decision Maker: Corporate Director Children and Young People's Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The proposed Supported Internship programmes would create opportunities for young people with an EHCP to gain valuable employment experience across a 12-month period to enable them to gain meaningful employment.
We are seeking approval to go out to tender to procure for preferred and approved providers to deliver supported internships as the existing procurement that has been in place since 1st August 2019 will end on the 31st July 2024.


Approval to undertake a re-procurement exercise for supported internship providers across North Yorkshire to create a new approved provider list (APL)

Reasons for the decision:

The supported internship is a study programme specifically aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), who aspire to move into employment and may need extra support to do so. They are intended to enable young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to achieve sustainable, paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work through learning in the workplace. Internships normally last for a year and include unpaid work placements of at least six months. Wherever possible, they support the young person to move into paid employment at the end of the programme. Students complete a personalised study programme which includes the chance to study for relevant qualifications, if suitable, alongside English and mathematics to an appropriate level.

Publication date: 19/12/2023

Date of decision: 19/12/2023

Effective from: 26/12/2023

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