Project ‘Search’ began at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor September 2017 as part of the Engage to Change project which supports young people aged 16-25 with a learning disability and/or autism into paid work placements lasting 6-12 months.

Meet Owain, Tim, Connor, Sarah-Jayne, Caio and Rhodri as they finish their first internships and reflect on their experience so far and how they are enjoying placements at the hospital.

Project ‘Search’ is made possible through funding from Engage To Change and a collaboration between host employer Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, educational institution Grwp Llandrillo-Menai, Agoriad Cyf and Learning Disability Wales.

Engage to Change

The Engage to Change project is currently running across the whole of Wales and aims to help over 1000 of these young people achieve their full potential by supporting them to gain experience in the workplace and develop transferable skills through a person-centred approach.

To do this the project are working with 800 employers over five years, offering one-to-one job coaching and specialist employment support to both young person and employer.

This project is made possible through funding from the Big Lottery Fund in partnership with Welsh Government.