Supporting young people with learning disabilities or autism spectrum conditions into jobs


Working in partnership with a range of businesses, DFN Project SEARCH supports young people with learning disabilities or autism into jobs. Their transition-to-work programme includes skills training and tailored support alongside an on the job supported internship at one of DFN Project SEARCH’s employment partners.



Interns who are now employed


Sites across the UK where interns are doing internships


Of interns get fulltime work compared to 4.8% of people with learning disability nationally

Why we support DFN Project SEARCH

16 million people in the UK live with a disability and 700,000 live with autism. Only 4.8% of people in the UK with a learning disability, who are known to local authorities, are in full-time work.
DFN Project SEARCH partners with employers across the UK, to challenge and change workplace cultures and create supported internships for young people in their final year of education. Project SEARCH is a globally recognised transition-to-work programme, which has helped young people with learning disabilities and autism into sustainable employment for more than 30 years.

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