How do I apply for a place on Project SEARCH Bradford?
We recruit our interns every year. Applicants complete an application form, and those who are shortlisted are invited to interview. We have 12 places on our programme and get more applicants than we have places, so it is a competitive process. Keep an eye on our website for details of our next Open Evening, or add your contact details to our mailing list, here, so we can keep you informed.
What entry requirements do you have?
We are looking for young adults, aged 18-25, who have a diagnosed learning disability and/or Autism. It is a requirement of the programme that you have a current Education, Health and Care Plan. We are looking for candidates who have a good work ethic, demonstrate good attendance and who want to find paid employment at the end of their Project SEARCH year.
What jobs do your interns do during Project SEARCH?
Our interns have completed placements, known as rotations, in over 40 different departments and areas at Bradford Teaching Hospitals, and with our partners. These have included Admin, IT, Gardening, Portering, Cleaning, Ward Hospitality, Estates. We work with our interns to match their skills and interests to rotation opportunities.
Are jobs guaranteed?
No, finding paid employment is not guaranteed. All interns who find paid employment have done so through showing a good work ethic, determination and hard work. Our Graduates have found employment with a variety of employers, across a wide range of job roles. At the end of our sixth year of Project SEARCH Bradford, 76% of our graduates had found paid employment after finishing the programme.