SEND Local Offer

Education, learning and work

Working, whether paid or unpaid, is good for our health and wellbeing. It also enables us to have greater independence.

There are many ways of getting a job which may involve training first or learning at work. It is helpful to speak to the right people to help you decide what is right for you.  

Why go to work:

  • Work keeps us busy and helps us to develop ourselves by learning new things
  • It gives us a sense of personal achievement
  • Work helps us to socialise and build support
  • It provides us with money to support ourselves and take part in hobbies

There is also a wide range of further education and training opportunities available that will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to help you with your career path. 

Organisations that can help 

There are organisations in the city and nationally who can also help give the right information, advice and support.  


Connexions provides advice about training, apprenticeships, going to university and getting a job from the ages of 16 to 25.  As a young person with a special educational need or disability your school should support you to contact the Connexions service.

Employment Enablement Service

The Employment Enablement Service supports young adults with complex needs to find a job, support their training and help them to stay in work.


Remploy offers a range of programmes to train and prepare people with disabilities and mental health conditions to achieve their potential.

Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust works with young people between the ages of 14 to 30 and includes many courses to enable people to lead fulfilling lives through employment.

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