Finding a job

Help to find work

We want to support people with disabilities to find work and to lead independent lives 

You can find out more information on our getting into work page.

City College Peterborough

City College Peterborough Day Opportunities Service provides a range of supported employment services and enterprises run in partnership with adults with disabilities.

The College Employment Team provides support to gain sustainable work and volunteer placements through their team of experienced advisers, job coaches and support staff.  They help people with learning and physical disabilities, sensory impairment, mental health conditions, autism and long term health conditions.  The pdf below 'Employment Hub' provides more information

Employment Hub

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Their Digital CV Team provides a unique way for individuals to showcase the skills they possess to potential employers and for voluntary placements. Through the collation of audio and pictures, along with key information about their background, individuals see and discover their skill set through the production of a tailor made Digital Video CV.

A bespoke written CV is also provided, with an embedded hyperlink going straight to their video. They support individuals with any barrier to employment, including learning and physical disabilities, mental health, impairments and anxiety/confidence issues.For more information please contact:

  • Andy Jones 
  • 01733 797717

Supported Internships

Supported Internships can help disabled young people to get a job.  They are a type of Study Programme.  What makes them different is that most of the learning is done at work and some in college.  This means young people can 'learn on the job'.

You can download an Accessible Guide for learners here.

Supported Internships at City College Peterborough & Peterborough Regional College

City College Peterborough (CCP) and Peterborough Regional College have set up a Supported Internship programme to help young people with additional needs get into work.

This programme gives 16-24 year olds with an Education, Health and Care Plan the opportunity to complete long-term work experience whilst accessing any relevant courses at college. A Job coach will be assigned and support the student and employer throughout their placement.

Both colleges currently work with a number business around Peterborough, although they are always looking for new partnerships with local businesses. They recognise that there are many benefits to hosting a Supported Internship, including access to specialist job-matching services, Disability Awareness training, improving image and external reputations and many others.

If you would like further information, please contact:

City College Peterborough

Special Educational Needs Coordinator
City College Peterborough
John Mansfield Campus
Western Avenue

Tel: 01733 555197 Ext 827 or
01733 761361 Ext 809

Peterborough Regional College

Peterborough Regional College
Park Crescent 

Tel: 07710 762062 or 07710 762067

Have your say

We want to make sure that Peterborough's Local Offer continues to develop to meet the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families To let us know your views please fill in our online feedback form.