Creating employment opportunities for young people with learning disabilities and autism
…an ambitious, innovative and caring charity, supporting young people and families to forge their career pathway.
We partner with schools and colleges to create opportunities for those who may otherwise find it difficult to access sustainable employment.
Our experienced programme managers and job coaches build strong relationships with major employers in both local and national organisations, where we plan and deliver supported internships for young adults with an autistic spectrum condition or learning disability.
We also impart key business skills to students through our own series of micro-businesses, where interns can develop in a highly-supportive workplace and gain the knowledge required to be successful in future employment.
Over the course of a year, they attain transferable life and employability skills in a real workplace environment such as the popular local cafe, Keepers Coffee and Kitchen. Students build their confidence and gain valuable work experience while acquiring certificates in areas such as health and safety, food hygiene, fire safety awareness and manual handling.
They then have the opportunity to embark upon a full-time supported internship within a prestigious company, in a highly-tailored role designed to match their interests, abilities and talents. A dedicated job coach works with our interns and their parents/carers to ensure they are supported throughout and all training is adapted to the individual's needs.
Lighthouse Futures Trust are partnered with forward-thinking businesses like Marriott, KPMG, Yorkshire Water and John Lewis - each taking up to six interns at a time and providing them with the opportunity to learn by working as a member of their team, with the potential to secure paid work upon completing their supported internship.
Creating employment opportunities for young people with learning disabilities and autism.