Borders College

Project SEARCH in the Borders – Could you be our next intern?

Project SEARCH in the Borders – Could you be our next intern?

NHS Borders, Scottish Borders Council (SBC) and Borders College worked together to introduce Project SEARCH in the Borders back in 2016. Since then the program has gone from strength to strength. We are happy to announce that the search has begun for our class of 2019/20.

An information event will take place on 5th February in the Chaplaincy Centre at the Borders General Hospital from 6:30pm – 8pm. Why not come along and find out more about Project SEARCH?

Project SEARCH is a one year program which will run from August 2019 to June 2020. We have eight places available and those successful will get hands on work experience through rotations in various settings within the Borders General Hospital and Community Hospitals combined with daily classroom sessions. Through this internship our interns will acquire competitive, transferable and marketable job skills as well as gain independence, confidence and self-esteem.

Rob McCulloch-Graham, Chief Officer Health and Social Care, said: “Young people with a learning disability face many barriers to employment and Project SEARCH has been highly successful in being able to deliver opportunities throughout Scotland. It is fantastic that we are able to offer a series of good quality internships to young Borderers.

He added: “This is a great learning opportunity and I would encourage those interested to come along to our information evening to find about more about the programme.”

For more information please contact Joan Cairney at Borders College on 01896 662519 / 07833787478 or email

Published: Wed 23rd Jan, 2019