Mission EmployAble's Supported Internship Programme 2024/2025
20 hours, 5 days a week*

Our Supported Internship Programme, working together with Buckinghamshire College Group, is for young adults aged 18-25 years with learning disabilities, from Herts, Bucks, Hillingdon and beyond.

It is an 11-month programme, based in our training centre in Chorleywood, where you learn job skills and get ready for paid work.

Please register your interest by completing the application form and emailing it to, and the team will contact you directly.

Internship Flyer

Application Form

2024/2025 Internship Programme

*Some weeks may vary


To be able to join our programme, you must:

  • Be between 18-25 years old. *
  • Have an open and active Education Health and Care Plan.
  • Be able to travel to Café on The Common, c/o The Pavilion, Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood, Herts WD3 5SG. This is Mission EmployAble’s training centre - 5 days a week.
  • Be a young person with a learning disability who is keen to develop new skills in the workplace.
  • Be ready to work together to achieve paid employment.
  • Be working at entry level 2 for both Functional English and Maths.
  • Know what work involves and be committed to staying on the course once you begin, and then aim to gain employment when you finish.
  • Have a supportive family who is going to work with Mission EmployAble to assist you in gaining employment and encouraging your independence.

*Our interns can turn 18 within the internship year 1st September 2024 - 7th July 2025 but must not turn 26 within that period.

5 Steps Programme

1. Apply to Join + -

The first step is to express your interest in our internship programme via our Virtual Online Open Day on the 17th February. If this date does not work for you then please still complete the form, by clicking here, and return it to, and we will contact you for a chat.

If your application is successful, you will get invited to a casual interview.

There, we will ask you some questions and get you to carry out some practical tasks to see if you are a good fit. We would also ask you to bring along and talk to us about something that interests you related to work (preferably - 5 minutes). From here we will make a decision about who is joining the September 2023 team.

2. Welcome Pack + -

Before the programme starts, we will send you some information and social story about what your workspace will look like and a copy of your timetable ready for your September start at Mission EmployAble, based at the Café on The Common in Chorleywood.

3. Internship Programme + -

Our programme is one academic year long & starts on September 4th. Throughout the internship, you will work a 20 hour week, made up of on-the-job training, plus 4 hours of Functional Maths, English and Employability classes.

We are here to support you every step of the way. In addition to the training you'll receive from our amazing team, you will learn transferable employability skills, such as working in a team, communicating effectively and managing yourself in the work place. You'll also be supported by our Mission EmployAble Job Coach.

4. Employment Phase + -

When you come close to finishing the Internship Programme, you'll continue onto our Employment Phase. In the final months of your internship our Job Coach will help you find, apply and interview for a job.

Our partners are like-minded organisations - in a range of industries. We will make contact and attempt to fit you in a position that interests you and suits your skills and qualities. Once you graduate from our internship programme, we'll be there to help you to transition into your new role and keep in touch especially for social events.

Click here to view the flyer for more information.

5. Graduation + -

Monday 3rd July was Graduation Day for our 2023 interns who successfully completed their 11-month supported internship with Mission EmployAble.

We are so proud of you!

All of this would not have happened without our amazing training, catering and cafe teams: Tom, Beth, Kim, Olivia, Cass, Jackie, Pete, Anna, Jo, David, Tina and Claudine.

To all of our customers, thank you for being part of our young people’s journey and being part of our story.

540 Hours of Training & Support

Our internship is a unique programme designed around our interns' individual needs & focuses on getting them ready for the world of work - from building practical employability skills to focusing on building confidence and independence.

Training Location

Café on The Common in Chorleywood
c/o The Pavilion
Rickmansworth Road
Herts WD3 5SG

Our new training centre which recently opened on the 16th January 2023, is the main base for Mission EmployAble’s Supported Internship Programme.


If you are already on the programme and require extra t-shirts or polos tops we have arranged via Beats School Uniform for you to order direct.

Mission EmployAble provide 2 Polos and 2 Café on The Common T-shirts as part of each interns uniform plus an apron. Polos tops are worn for work experience and Maths / English / Employability lessons. Café on The Common t-shirt when working in the cafe.

  • Payment: Please pay direct
  • Collection or delivery: Pick up from their Watford town centre branch or Hitchen branch. Alternatively it can be hand delivered to your address. (Not to the training centre)

2024/2025 Internship Programme

Looking to join Mission EmployAble’s Supported Internship Programme next year?

Please register your interest by emailing and the team will contact you directly.


“Congratulations to all the graduates, some of whom we’ve met personally! We love what you are all doing and looking forward to continuing to support you!”
KindheART Charity

“I loved graduation so much!! Going to miss all of the Interns and staff with all the fun and incredible days we had together. But it’s not a goodbye, it’s a see you later...”
Amy Hooper, Intern

“We can’t thank Mission Employable enough for the amazing year Adam has had. M.E are the most wonderful, caring, dedicated and supportive team we could have wished for and we are proud to be part of the M.E family. Thank you.”
Amanda Jane, Adam’s Mother

“Congratulations to them all!”
Shirlie Kemp

Contact us anytime

Cassandra Langham
Mission EmployAble Training Manager

Katharine Weston
Mission EmployAble Chair

Information Download

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Internship Flyer