Supported apprenticeships

with Hampshire Hospitals

Breaking down learning barriers and supporting individual learning needs.

Since 2018, HHFT have run a Supported Internship Programme called ‘Project Choice’, which provides work placements to young adults with learning disabilities, difficulties and/or autism and aims to get interns ‘work ready’. With the success of our first cohort and recognising the value of further training and a qualification, we launched our supported apprenticeship programme for Project Choice graduates in 2020.

What is a supported apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a real job that allow you to ‘earn’ while you ‘learn’, and work towards a qualification relevant to your specific job role. Our supported apprenticeship programme is specifically designed for those with learning disabilities, learning difficulties and/or autism.

What makes the supported apprenticeship programme unique?

Our supported apprenticeship programme allows us to break down any learning barriers and support individual learning needs, we do this by:

  • Increased contact time between tutor and apprentice.
  • Creating individualised learning plans.
  • Using resources and assessment methods tailored to meet the individual needs of the apprentice.

How do I apply for a supported apprenticeship?

Currently, our supported apprenticeship programme is open to existing Project Choice interns and previous Project Choice graduates who gain employment at HHFT. If you are interested in finding out more information, please email

Our values

Compassion, caring about our patients and our staff

Accountable and responsible, always improving

Respect for all colleagues, patients and their families

Encouraging and challenging each other to always do our best

If you are interested in registering for our supported apprenticeship programme, get in touch.