HOLMEWOOD: Paid internships are up for grabs

Jackie King-Owen with one of their apprentices Zak Slater.
Jackie King-Owen with one of their apprentices Zak Slater.

A charity which supports hundreds of adults with learning difficulties is looking to take on a number of paid interns.

Enable Care and Home Support, on Heath Road, Holmewood, is offering the internships to ten people who are keen to pursue a career in health and social work.

The roles will last for a minimum of one year with successful recruits earning £10,000 in that time.

They will receive mandatory training and be given £200 to pay for driving lessons.

Jackie King-Owen, executive director at Enable Care and Home Support, said: “This will be a great opportunity for young people who can find it hard to get experience let alone paid employment in these difficult times.”

The charity has been working with people with learning difficulties for more than 20 years.

It provides housing, support and care for 350 adults across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.

Enable Care and Home Support is offering the paid internships at a time of high youth unemployment which has seen thousands of young people being forced to take up unpaid roles in the hope of gaining permanent work later on.

Latest Government figures show the number of unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds soared by 15,000 to 973,000 between April and July.

For more information about the internships and to apply, get in touch with Mrs King-Owen by calling 01246 599999 or emailing jackie.king-owen@hotmail.co.uk

Enable Care and Home Support is looking for applications to be submitted by Tuesday, September 3.

Applicants must live locally, be 18 or over and have A-levels.

Find out more about the charity at www.enable-group.org.uk