Employment 2018-09-07T07:51:58+00:00

Project Description

What is The Knightly Trust’s Work Coach Service (WCS)?

If you are able to access paid work but require the right help and support, The Knightly Trust runs a work coach service. We discuss and demonstrate things that help you get ready to work in the future. We allocate a work coach who will assess what type of work  you are capable of doing. The work coach will then help you access suitable paid work, voluntary work or training.

Get Help with your CV

What is a CV?

A CV (curriculum vitae) allows you to summarise your education, skills and experience, selling yourself to employers.

If you’re a student or young adult with special educational needs, then you can get professional CV advice.

What is Employment and Support Allowance?

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is a benefit for people who find it harder to get a job because:

  • they have a disability
  • they have a problem with their health and will have this problem for a long time, or the rest of their lives.

ESA is the replacement for incapacity benefit and receiving income support because you have a disability.

Who can get Employment and Support Allowance?

If you are over 16 and have a disability or ill health, which means you are not able to work, you can apply for Employment and Support Allowance.

Career Advice and Options

In special schools, this is likely to be an adviser with experience of SEN. This may be less likely in English schools where the recent cuts and changes in policy have left some services fragmented. Current government guidance to schools on careers advice plays down the need for face to face guidance with a qualified careers adviser. This is not the case for young people with SEN. They and some other vulnerable groups, such as looked after children, are expected to have access to face to face guidance with a qualified careers adviser.

If your child/ young adult has special needs it is really important to get high-quality advice on all possible career options. Not least because some options may be hard to achieve or require long term planning. If this support is not yet in place, you should contact us for details of careers advice that maybe available.