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Project SEARCH

A supported internship programme run jointly by St George's Hospital, Cricket Green School and Action on Disability. We prepare young people with learning difficulties and disabilities for the world of work.

Project SEARCH is a nine month long training and employment opportunity for adults aged 18-24 with a learning difficulty which takes place entirely at the St George’s Hospital site. Project SEARCH provides real life work experience combined with training in employability and independent living skills, as well as formulating a CV, to help young people with learning difficulties to make successful transitions from school to productive adult life. The goal for each student is competitive employment somewhere in the community using the skills they have acquired at St George’s.

Trainees undertake 3 x 10 week placements within hospital departments such as porters, post room, catering, gardening, sterile services, and medical records.  They are provided with support from a job coach as well as trained departmental mentors. Individual timetables will be agreed for each placement

Learning takes place in a classroom at the hospital and primarily consists of employability skills practise and functional English and Maths.

Independent travel is desirable; we encourage our students to be as independent as possible in readiness for paid work.

Please use the contact details above with any complaints, comments or compliments. If you remain dissatisfied with our service, please follow the complaints process detailed on the Cricket Green School website.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Bethany Madigan or Catherine Pymm
Project SEARCH - St George's website
Parent Organisation


St. Georges Hospital
Blackshaw Road
SW17 0QT

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday to Friday term time only

Other Details


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

Applicants must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or have requested an assessment for an EHCP.  Applications are welcome from January to early March each year. Once offered a place, your home Local Authority will be asked to name Project Search in your EHCP and to fund your placement with us.

Call or email to obtain an application pack. You will be asked to attend a friendly interview but will be offered full support during this process.

Young people should have a clear wish to work and be at the right stage in their learning and development to benefit from a supported internship.

Applicants need to be working below Regulated Qualifications Framework Level 2 when they apply.

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Last updated: 21/10/2019
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