Graduate Programme 2021
Priors Court Graduate Programme is an 18-month programme designed to be a structured yet flexible pathway to a rewarding career, in care. With two decades of autism expertise we will offer you an excellent standard of training and development to support your career development and enhance your skills, knowledge and experience in autism.
During the 18-month programme you will complete up to four placements across the organisation. This will give you the insight into the specialised approach we use to support our young people with autism. It will equip you with the knowledge and experience required, to better understand and contribute to the excellent work we do to support our amazing young people. Every day will be different, and no matter which department you work within, you will be having a positive impact and changing lives.
In addition to four placements across the organisation candidates are expected to propose, organise, and execute a project which enhances the lives of the YP at Priors Court, OR conduct extensive research piece as part of Prior’s Court Research Board. On completion of the programme we believe you will be ready to secure a permanent post in the Priors Court family.
During you time on programme we expect you to:
- Conduct a work-based / research project. We would like this to be based around your skills, interests and degree discipline and for it to enhance the provision we already offer our young people
- Actively engage in the learning and development opportunities available to you.
- Move around the organisation as required by the coordination of your placements.
- Demonstrate commitment to the organisations core values
- To positively and proactively promote a person–centred caring environment through high standards of professional practice ensuring each young person’s personal care, social and emotional needs are met.
- Must hold a degree, in any discipline.
- Must be career-minded, driven and want to make a positive impact on other people’s lives
- Must be willing to undertake a work-based/ research project based around your skills and interests that will benefit our organisations and our young people.
- Must have the ability to work shifts including weekends and bank holidays over a seven day period
- Must have a willingness to work flexibly and adapt well to change.
- Must be resilient and cope well under pressure.
- Must be physically fit and able to support our young people in physical activities.
All positions at Prior’s Court are subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and references in conjunction with statutory requirements outlined by Ofsted / Care Quality Commission (CQC). Priors Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.