Suffolk Local Offer


Employment helps people of all abilities to be independent and feel part of their community.

Work is often an important factor in building someone's confidence, and most young people with learning difficulties or disabilities are capable of working and want to work. For young people with additional needs, getting experience of work to develop their skills is very important. It can also help an employer to recognise the skills that the young person can bring to their organisation.

Access to Work
Assistance for someone with additional needs to enter the workforce.
Combining education and employment, apprenticeships aim to provide young people the knowledge and experience required to thrive in a field.
Careers advice and support
Planning your child’s future is important and schools and Local Authorities have a duty to help your child and you plan for their future.
For employers
Help and guidance for employers looking to employ young people with SEND.
Self-employment comes with benefits and challenges that other work doesn't always have. This page signposts support on becoming and being self-employed.
Support for entering employment
Young with additional needs may want to look for additional support as they start employment. This could include job coaching, supported employment, and more.
Supported Internships
An opportunity for young people with a EHC plan to receive job training and coaching in the world of work.
Work experience and volunteering
For children and young people with SEND, getting work experience can help an employer recognise the skills that the young person can bring to their organisation.
Multiply Suffolk
Coaching, mentoring and support into employment for Suffolk residents aged 19+ without numeracy qualifications.


icanbea... is an organisation focusing on help young people find work in Suffolk and Norfolk. They offer a CV builder, a careers wizard, and job ideas database to help those who haven't picked a career path to investigate or pursue. They also offer virtual tours, employee case-study videos and tips for young people looking to enter the world of work.