Project SEARCH is an international programme. It helps young people with learning difficulties to gain skills and experience to assist them in securing paid employment.  DEBP are very happy to be involved in this programme in partnership with the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, ISS, Horizons 6th Form at St Martins School, Royal School for the Deaf and Fountains High School.

In September 2019, nine Project SEARCH interns were welcomed to Royal Derby Hospital. The interns have enrolled on a full academic year programme.  They will participate in three placements across catering, administration, receipt and distribution and pathology labs to name but a few. The interns are assigned a mentor from the Trust and are supported by a Job Coach and Tutors based on site.

Read the Project SEARCH case study with some individual student success stories.