Youngsters graduate from Forth Valley Royal Hospital-based internship

A second group of young people with additional support needs have graduated from a one-year internship programme at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
Young people have benefitted from the DFN Project Search internship based at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert. Contributed.Young people have benefitted from the DFN Project Search internship based at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert. Contributed.
Young people have benefitted from the DFN Project Search internship based at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert. Contributed.

The DFN Project SEARCH initiative helps participants with learning difficulties to gain skills and experience aimed at helping them move into sustainable employment.

The internship involves various partners, such as Forth Valley College (FVC), Falkirk Council Employment and Training Unit, Serco, NHS Forth Valley and Skills Development Scotland.

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There was further good news when it was confirmed most of the interns – ranging in age from 18 to 24 – have secured full-time jobs after completing their course.

Throughout the year, the interns have had experience in work placements across a range of job areas, including: housekeeping, domestic wards, catering, stores, portering and the mail room.

To find out more information on the course, which will start up again in August next year, call FVC on 01324 403000.

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