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Mencap - Employment Services

Employment Support Service which enables individuals with a learning disability or difficulty to gain paid employment or unpaid work experience in the open market, as well as supported internships, traineeships or apprenticeships.

The 52 week programme includes the following;

  1. Peer support workshops and skills development training which would focus on travel training and keeping safe; appropriate behaviours in the workplace; dealing with bullying & harassment; learning about equality, diversity & discrimination; communicating with others & building relationship; time management; money management; confidence & motivation

  2. Pre employment training, either on a 1-2-1 basis or group workshops covering interview skills; CV writing; exploring job opportunities; working as part of a team; working under supervision; workplace rights & responsibilities.

  3. Mencap will provide an employer engagement and job brokerage service to support finding appropriate job opportunities.

  4. In work support or buddying service through access to work to fully support each individual in the workplace.

Who to contact

0808 808 1111

Where to go

Moore Skills Training Centre
Turners Building
Medway Street

We are currently based at an office in Chatham, however, we are able to meet with clients remotely around various locations in Kent (Maidstone, Tonbridge, Gravesham, Swale, Thanet, etc) 

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Monday - Friday
Time of day

Other Details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

For Employ Me service you will need to be referred to this service by your care manager. If you do not have one please contact Kent County Council, Social Care, Health and Wellbeing and ask for an assessment.

For Traineeships program you must be aged between 18-24 and can make direct contact with us.


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