Steps into Work


What is “Steps Into Work” ?

Steps into Work is a supported internship programme for candidates with learning disabilities. Candidates will complete an academic year of work place learning with Remploy at our head office at Meridian East. Candidates will undertake supported internships in office based placement across a wide variety of departments. During this period of time they will complete a qualification and will be students of National Star College/Burton and South Derbys College. Individuals on the programme will not be paid a wage during this period of time as they will be classed as students. Anyone currently claiming Job Seekers Allowance will be required to sign off from this benefit, but those claiming Disability Living Allowance or Incapacity Benefit should still be able to claim.


When will this happen?

The project is due to start in September 2013.



The programme accesses Education Funding Agency funding, so to be eligible individuals needs to 24 or under on 31st August 2013, have a disability, and have one of the following:

· an Education Health and Care plan

· an S139a Learning Difficulty Assessment

Individuals also need to live in Leicester, Leicestershire or Derby


What is the qualification?

The main qualification is in either Introduction to Customer Service or Employability and Personal Development, functional skills qualifications will be planned post assessment.


Next Steps

If you have any individuals you are working with who may be interested in this programme, and meet the eligibility criteria please forward their contact details to, We will then contact individuals and arrange initial assessments to establish suitability.



Jignesh Vaidya