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The Education People - Supported Employment

Our Specialist Employment Service provides a range of services to support individuals to gain and sustain paid employment. We use a one-to-one, person-centred approach, tailored to best suit the individual’s needs. Utilising our specialist knowledge and experience of services for vulnerable learner groups, adults with a disability or disadvantage, and SEND students.

Who to contact

03000 410 781
The Education People Specialist Employment

Through our Kent Supported Employment team, we have been supporting students and adult jobseekers into tailored work experience, internships, apprenticeships and paid employment since 1991. We provide high quality support to help you prepare for, enter and succeed in the world of work.

Supported Employment aims to enhance, inspire and empower disabled and disadvantaged individuals into sustainable employment pathways. We provide a professional end to end service, to enable people to be self-sufficient within the work place. We promote to employers the benefits of employing a diverse and inclusive work force.

We can support you with:

  • Helping you create a new CV or review an existing one and understand how employers use them
  • The different ways of applying for jobs and how to answer certain types of questions
  • Deciding on a career that suits you. We use a vocational profile and professional careers guidance to help you make informed choices about the job you would like to do and see what your skills and aspirations are
  • Work experience and tasters to build on your experience and introduce you to different working environments
  • Preparing for an interview. Many people find interviews daunting, we can help with what to expect and run practice interviews
  • Talking to employers, support to liaise with managers and HR to negotiate flexible working conditions and reasonable adjustments in the workplace (if appropriate), and contacting Department of Work and Pensions about assessments and adaptations
  • Travelling to work to become more confident using public transport and learning new routes
  • Starting your job, we can give you in-work support, with job coaching, to help you learn and understand your new role
  • Advice on benefits to understand how any benefits you receive will be affected if you work and complete better off financial calculations
  • Providing support if you are already in work and are experiencing difficulty due to a disability or health condition.

When is it on?

Session Information
To find out more and to see if you meet our criteria please contact us at: Email: or Telephone: 03000 410781

Other Details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

If you would like our support to find an apprenticeship or paid work and you have a Kent County Council care manager or social worker, you can ask them to refer you to us using our Supported Employment online referral form that they will have access to.

To find out more and to see if you meet our criteria please contact us at:  Email:  or Telephone: 03000 410781

Age Range
Autism, Behaviour and learning, Behavioural, emotional and social development, Communication and interaction, Hearing impaired, Language difficulty, Learning difficulty, Physical disability, Physical sensory/medical, Profound, severe or complex, Severe learning difficulty, Visually impaired,

Local Offer

Local Offer Disabilities
Learning difficulty
Physical disability
Hearing impaired
Language difficulty
Behavioural, emotional and social development
Severe learning difficulty
Visually impaired
Communication and interaction
Physical sensory/medical
Profound, severe or complex
Behaviour and learning
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type


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