Solent Get Into Employment

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Solent Get Into Employment will provide tailored, flexible 1:1 support to Neurodivergent people, including those who have Learning Disabilities and Autism to gain and retain employment.

This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund.

European Social Fund
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Autism Hampshire
Prince's Trust

Southampton City Council, Employment Support Team are working in partnership with Princes Trust and Autism Hampshire to support individuals on Solent Get Into Employment.

What support does programme offer?

  • One to one support to gain and retain employment 
  • Confidence building
  • Employability Skills
  • Work based training
  • Preparation for work
  • CV writing
  • Support with interviews
  • On job support
  • Ongoing support to sustain employment
  • Building on your personal strengths and talents
  • Working in partnership with employers  

Meet the team


Mandy – Senior Development Officer

Hi my name is Mandy and I am a Senior Development Officer in the Employment Support team. I currently manage the Solent Get Into Employment project ensuring we deliver a 1:1 tailored service for all individuals referred. I have been supporting individuals to find and secure employment for over 30 years with Southampton City Council.


Nendelmwa – Employment Officer

My role involves assisting neurodivergent clients in their development through work placements and providing support tailored to their needs. Additionally i assist clients with CV preparation, vocational profiling, Job coaching, and interview preparation, with the aim to securing paid employment.


Paul – Employment Officer

Hi I’m Paul and I’m one of the Employment Officer’s on Solent Get Into Employment. I’m here to help neurodivergent individuals find ways in to work and volunteering. I try to create a good supportive relationship with all clients in one-to-one meetings, so that I can understand what they want to achieve and where their difficulties lie in reaching the end goal. Everyone has a different story, everyone has a different employment journey and there is never a magic wand. But I try to untie some of the knots and tangles along the way to allow for real progress.


Harry – Employment Officer

My role in Solent Get Into Employment is to help people to progress towards finding work and I get a buzz out of helping people to achieve their goals and improve their prospects!

What support does the Prince’s Trust offer?

The Prince’s Trust works with 13-30 year olds, enhancing their opportunities and aspirations. We can support young people to develop their confidence, motivation and employability skills. As a part of the Solent Get into Employment project, The Trust will deliver its high quality Explore, Get Started and Get into programmes across the Solent and a wide range of sectors.

What support does Autism Hampshire offer?

Autism Hampshire will be delivering free training and consultancy sessions to employers across Hampshire. The aim is to increase employers understanding of autism in the workplace and support the recruitment and retention of autistic talent. If you are an employer and want to find out more and register your interest, please visit Autism Hampshire’s website.

How to join the programme

Solent Get Into Employment has now stopped taking new referrals.

Solent Get Into Employment Newsletter

Every month we produce a short newsletter to give you more information about the support we offer and to share good news stories from the people we’ve supported. Click below to view the newsletter.

Solent Get Into Employment Newsletter Issue 1 – March 2023

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