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Date: 11 August 2022
A group of young people with learning disabilities are celebrating after graduating from a new internship scheme at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.
As part of the Project Choice internship scheme, seven trainees started worked in placements across Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, in departments including pathology, the discharge lounge, catering, clinical coding and portering.
The project, run by Health Education England, is designed to help develop a path into the world of work for youngsters, aged between 16 to 24, with learning disabilities, difficulties and/ or Autism.
Nathan Franklin took part in placements within portering and the discharge lounge. He is now starting in a job at PHU as a ward assistant in the Emergency Department.
He said: “I was really excited for this opportunity. I like to talk to the patients because I am sociable and make sure they are ok.
“I was over the moon to get a job because I have been in hospital many times because I was very poorly and I wanted to give something back.”
Dad Nigel said: “Nathan has grown in confidence so much through this internship and we are so thankful to the team and his mentors for their support. We are so proud and excited for him to start his new job.”
Nathan’s mentor Maria Sabadera, who is the Unit Manager for the Discharge Unit and Clinical Site Manager in the Operations Centre, added: “I enjoyed every single day Nathan came to the Discharge Unit with all his smiles to everyone.
“Patients love him and what I enjoyed is when we developed and supported his skills so he will be ready for his job.”
Tristan King, who worked in portering and library services, said: “I want to thank the Project Choice team and our mentors. I have really enjoyed my time here and I have learnt so much.”
Pathology intern Lucas added: “It was very enjoyable and I have had a lot of fun in my placement.”
The interns received certificates and trophies from Chairman Melloney Poole and Chief People Officer Nicole Cornelius.
Melloney said: “I am so delighted that our first cohort of interns have graduated and I want to thank them for dedication and hard work.
“It has been a rich learning experience for our interns, and our teams, and we are excited to follow their journeys.
“I would also like to thank the families of our interns who have given such support to them.”
Nicole added: “Project Choice is a programme I was passionate about having in place at PHU and I am so proud of our first cohort because they have contributed to the PHU family with such enthusiasm.
“We are really excited for the future of the programme and I also want to thank all our teams who were involved with supporting our interns because they are vital in ensuring our interns have a valuable experience.”
Jo Cannings and Zoe Reavey from Project Choice have been supporting our interns.
Jo, Project Choice Area Manager said: “It has been a pleasure working in partnership with Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust to deliver Project Choice Supported Internships. PHU have enabled Project Choice to work closely with a variety of departments and mentors to support young people to gain valuable skills and experiences as a stepping stone to employment.
“Our first year has been a huge success with our interns developing into confident and experienced young people, who some of which have progressed to secure paid employment within the Trust.
“I am very excited to start in September with a new cohort of interns joining our supported internship programme.”