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kazbarkaz Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hello I’m Karen I have a 19yr old son who is at college doing ICT he’s on level 3 ..we need to find him a work experience for a week in the new year ..he has Asperges and epilepsy which is under control ..he’s only had epilepsy the last year ..He is a true gentleman very polite but we’ve had no joy finding a placement can anyone help please


  • kazbarkaz
    kazbarkaz Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I hope scan any one help I need a work experience in ICT for my 19yr old son ,he’s on level 3 at college and need a week placement after Xmas .. he has Asperges he’s a true gentleman very polite .. he was diagnosed with epilepsy last yr but has it under control we’re in Staffordshire me Lichfield 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,103 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2019
    Hi @kazbarkaz - Just wondering what area of ICT your son is interested in.
    It's going back a while, but with my son needing work experience whilst at school, I struggled to find somewhere for him in ICT. My son was interested in computer art, & we contacted some local signwriters. He really enjoyed his time with them & designed a sign for an Indian restaurant, which they liked & used! 
    He's also very quiet, & 'next door to Aspergers' we had been told. He gained some self confidence & enjoyed designing on their computer, helping making vinyl signs, as well as going out with one of the signwriters & watching signs for businesses being put up.
    I'm sorry I can't be more helpful, but replying just in case this might be a thought.
    Must admit our son had designed a shop sign for our business when he was 9 and a half years old just on his computer at home. We had used these local signwriters & 'gently' reminded them of this when we asked for a work placement, which possibly helped!
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Hello and welcome @kazbarkaz

    What about contacting your local computer store? Most companies use technology these days including a computer. Is he good with iPads or not? If so what about app design jobs? 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2019
    Hi @kazbarkaz, what about working in your nearest Scope shop?
    Here is some information about volunteering, if you give them a call or email they might be able to help. :)

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