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Employment and Volunteering for Young People

A group of young people who are taking part in the supported internship programme

Starting an Internship


Salford supported internship guide (Adobe PDF format, 376kb)

Internship example from Salford University Sports Centre

The young person has completed a work placement at Salford University Sports Centre. She has been working as a Gym Assistant and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Her duties have included keeping the sports complex clean and tidy including the sports hall, dance studio, changing rooms and fitness rooms. The young person has been an asset to the team and has received excellent feedback from staff. This is what her Manager said “The young person follows daily task sheets independently, she has increased her confidence, developed her social interaction and improved her communication skills which she can take into any workplace.” Well done to the young person for all the great progress she has made that will help her in any paid role she secures in the future.  

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Internship example from University of Salford Deep Cleaner

The young person has been working at the University of Salford as a Deep Cleaner. This role involves a range of duties involving removal of rubbish, setting up classrooms, office moves, general cleaning and maintenance of the Maxwell building. the young person has enjoyed working as part of the team and has been offered a paid opportunity which he is very excited about. This has been an excellent way to develop his skills, working independently and building his confidence to learn the role and what it entails. The young person has found the placement beneficial, some feedback from him “I have really enjoyed the work I did and it has given me so many skills now and confidence.” 

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Internship example from Salford Council Ground's Maintenance team

The young person has been working with Salford Council’s Grounds Maintenance team which he has thoroughly enjoyed. His duties have involved keeping the grounds in different locations across Salford clean and tidy using a variety of equipment. This could involve grass cutting, trim hedges, clean up leaves and litter picking. This is a very hands on practical role which the young person has embraced. He has learnt how to work with others in a team environment, gained excellent communication skills and also managed to secure a similar role in Grounds Maintenance at a local Primary school. This has been a fantastic achievement for CW especially as he really enjoys being in the outdoors.

Internship example from Pendleton Gateway Reception

This is a fast paced busy environment which has a lot of variety. It’s a customer facing role so the young person has been interacting with a range of people who visit the centre. Some of the responsibilities include signposting customers to relevant areas/ services, assisting customers with scanning documents and books, support the library with stock taking and stock replenishment of books. The young person has built a great relationship with staff in the centre and has developed his confidence working as part of the team. The experience he has gained has been invaluable. He will be able to adapt himself to various customer facing roles in the future which is brilliant.

Internship example from The Beacon Centre

The young person has completed a successful work placement with the Beacon Centre part of Salford Council. This is an Admin Assistant role focusing on data entry, typing up documents, working on excel sheets, reception duties and other office work. The young person has excelled with the data inputting side of the work and has been praised for the work she did whilst on placement. George her Manager has provided positive feedback “She has excellent computer skills and is great at data entry and she has integrated well into the team.” The young person is now looking for paid work within an office environment as she is passionate about working with computers and data inputting.

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