Finding a Job - Support for Young People with SEN

Find out about the opportunities and support available to you if you want to find a job when you leave school. 

If you are looking for a job, there are plenty of organisations which can help you.

  • If you live in Newham, Our Newham Work offers help and advice on training and work. It can also give you information on Newham’s Youth Employment Scheme. As well as a general offer, Our Newham Work has a Supported Employment Offer (eligibility criteria must be met).
  • Remploy is one of the UK’s leading providers of employment services for the disabled.
  • Ambitious about Autism – Ambitious about Autism has an Employ Autism Network where autistic people and their supporters can receive updates about job opportunities. They have also started a Higher Education Network to improve employment following university, more information can be found at Higher Education Network | Ambitious about Autism
  • Employ Me | Mencap - Employ Me programmes aim to help people with learning disabilities and autism get into work.
  • Resources - Autism Forward - Provide links to various resources for autistic adults and employers which you may find helpful with regard to employment, inclusion in the workplace and other related issues.
  • Employment Autism - Employment Autism - Here to support autistic people into sustainable and fulfilling employment
  • National Autistic Society - Job opportunities - We work with employers including AMS, BT, HMRC, IBM, Nando’s, Veolia, Visa, Zara and more to create training and job opportunities and to support candidates to access those opportunities through:
    • Autism and employment related workshop
    • Recruitment support and interview guidance 
    • On-boarding and reasonable adjustment support
    • Ongoing 1:1 job coach support for the employer and employee 
Supported internships - Mencap

Our supported internships support people aged 16-24 with a learning disability, to make the transition from education into work.

What is a supported internship?

On a Mencap supported internship, young people with learning disabilities learn about the world of work and gain work experience with lots of amazing employers, in lots of different kinds of roles.

The programme lasts for one academic year and the aim is for learners to secure a paid job outcome at the end of this time. 

Register your interest at Supported Internships Referral Form ( or visit Supported internships | Mencap for more information.

Contact the Post-16 Education Team

If you have a SEN or a disability and you have an EHC plan, then the team can help you make the move from school to college, training or a job.  

0-25 SEND Service

London Borough of Newham Newham Dockside
1000 Dockside Road London
E16 2QU​​​​​  

Tel: 020 8430 2000

Last updated: 04/04/2024

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