NSIP is a partnership between:
- Newham Council
- Newham College
- Barts Health NHS Trust
- John Lewis
The programme supports young people with health and social care needs and /or SEND to gain skills to help them get into work (paid or self-employment).
The programme offers training and direct work experience, to help the young people to develop:
- employability skills
- job specific skills
- Maths, English and IT skills
- knowledge and attitudes to prepare them for paid work
- their communication, team working and problem-solving skills which is important for their overall development as a young worker
through working alongside employees in a workplace environment/setting.
The key partners’ contributions include:
Barts Health NHS Trust
London Borough of Newham (LBN)
provide base for the programme including:
- accommodation/base room
equipment (computers, emails, website, telephones etc.)
- placement offering work experience opportunities etc
||Provides full time teachers and some job coaches|
||full-time job coaches, training any related costs for the programme and a commissioner who will:|
- be a visionary initiator of the programme
- champion the programme in Newham
- source funding
- negotiate with partners and enlisting their commitment and support
- plan and develop the business case
- oversee the work plan including allocation of roles and responsibilities for all partners and shared risk log
To join the programme, participants must:
- demonstrate commitment to undertake training and direct work experience, to help them develop the skills needed to help them to gain paid employment
- be aged between 16-30 years
- be committed to and want to progress into paid employment
The programme will run for 10 months (from September to June inclusive). The participants will complete 3 unpaid work experience rotations. Each rotation is 10 -11 weeks.
This programme will take place in a workplace setting/business site (employers’ premises) where young people will undertake work experience alongside other employees.
Tutorials for functional and employability skills (including Maths and English) will be delivered in a base room at the workplace (employers’ site); The curriculum covers work behaviour, team work, communication, problem solving, budgeting and technology.
The work experience/placements is 5 days a week with 1 full day spent in their base room learning functional and employability skills. The remaining 4 days will be spent on work experience.
The group will be on average include up to 12 young people depending on their support needs.
Expected start date for the programme - The plan is to bring the programme in line with education timetable. For 2018/2019, the programme started 10th September 2018.
Here are examples of different roles/opportunities participants are likely to undertake while doing their placements:
Library duties – stocking/labelling books, issuing books, stocking bookshelves, cleaning bookshelves and other surfaces, issuing library cards, customer care etc.
Catering – setting tables, using tills, washing up, restocking fridges with drinks, sandwiches, salads, cleaning tables and other surfaces, customer service, clearing cutlery and crockery, labelling food pots, etc.
Administration – welcoming and directing guests, answering telephone, booking meetings using meeting, stationary, dealing with simple requests/enquiries etc.
Concierge – greeting and checking in visitors, directing visitors or deliveries to relevant car parks, patrolling the building, monitoring CCTV in the control room, customer service etc.
Records/data – collecting old records from archives, locating reference numbers and details of records, data entry etc.
IT Support – printing and typing, emailing colleagues, booking surgeries for equipment service/management, data entry, customer service etc.
Reception – managing meeting rooms bookings, customer service, reporting any faulty items, Health and Safety risks, checking meeting rooms and restocking stationary items etc.
Others include – Grounds maintenance and gardening, porter, nursery, post room and post delivery, care assistant, stores management, ward matron roles, messenger, printing and typing, shop assistant, etc.
Gerry O’Kello (Commissioner LBN) – Gerry.OKello@newham.gov.uk Tel. 02033731273
Jean Cole (Head of SEND Newham College) - Jean.Cole@newham.ac.uk
Joseph Kunyeda (LBN Workplace) - Joseph.Kunyeda@newhamworkplace.co.uk Tel. 02033734948