Cohort 3 - September 2018 - July 2019


Here are Cohort 3 ready to start the Programme. Don't they look smart in their uniforms?




On Thursday 31st January, our Project SEARCH group attended the Council’s Getting Ready for Work Event at the Civic Centre. The event gives young people the opportunity to explore their options and collect information about possible next steps towards employment. 

Interns helped the event organiser by meeting, greeting and directing visitors, helping with the refreshments, and helping to clear the main hall at the end of the session.  Some also practised their communication skills by giving information to people who visited our display.  Following a speech about our programme by Mrs Simpson the Course Tutor, two of our current interns, Joshua and Nathan bravely spoke to the audience about their personal experiences at the Marriott Hotel and they both did an amazing job.

It was good to see so many past students of Meadow at the event and to receive application requests for our fourth cohort.  Project SEARCH Interns must be aged 17-24 and have an Education, Health and Care Plan. Please contact Mr Bunker on for further information.

Pictured to the right are Interns Joshua and Nathan with Stuart Smith, SEND Team, Event Organiser.

The Project SEARCH team are also happy to announce their first employment success of the current cohort.

Saimmah our Job Developer has been busy engaging with employers and accompanying interns to their interviews. Adam  began employment at Heathrow Airport as a Guest Ambassador on 1st February. His job is full time and involves him using an Ipad to answer passenger enquiries.  Adam’s parent said “I am very happy that Adam has found a job and he seems to be really enjoying it. Project SEARCH was a good experience for him and gave him the confidence to be able to work with customers,”  Adam is very pleased to have achieved his goal of paid employment and commented “The work I did on Project SEARCH has helped me to understand employment. I have learnt new skills that have helped me to get a job.”  This week we have also received the fantastic news that another intern has achieved his employment goal. Joshua has been offered a job at Costco and will begin work later this month.   Congratulations to both interns.


Here are some photos of Cohort 3 hard at work in various locations around the hotel.



After a busy year on our supported internship programme, on Monday we held our Cohort 3 Graduation ceremony at the London Heathrow Marriott Hotel.  Interns and their families attended along with Marriott, Meadow and Project SEARCH staff. Following a reception and speeches, the Mayor presented the interns with their Project SEARCH certificates, graduation folders and graduation caps.  Each intern featured in the

graduation video, with their hotel colleagues commenting on their outstanding skills and attitude in the workplace.  At the end of the presentation, champagne was served and the graduates were toasted and congratulated on their achievements.  Six of this year’s 8 interns have already secured paid employment and job searching continues with the remaining interns, who will hopefully achieve their goal of paid employment in the near future