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Opening Doors For The Workforce Of The Future

DFN Project SEARCH is a transition to work programme committed to transforming the lives of young adults with a learning disability and autism or both.

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Interns now employed

The reason we fight to create a legacy of lasting change.



We have successful sites in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Portugal.


Into fulltime employment

DFN Project SEARCH graduates who achieve full-time permanent roles, compared to the national average of 4.8% of people with a learning disability who are known to local authorities.


Number of interns served By 2030

DFN Project SEARCH aims to support 10,000 young adults with a learning disability, or autism spectrum condition, or both, in the UK into paid employment by 2030. The charity has supported almost 2,000 people into paid employment to date.

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The world of work is ready for you to make your mark.

Find your perfect opportunity today.

Start Your Career

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Help change the lives of young adults with a learning disability or autism spectrum condition, or both.

A DFN Project SEARCH team member can present to your local partners to generate excitement and provide knowledge about the programme.

Make a Change

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Latest News

DFN Project SEARCH takes 70 young adults to Parliament for National Supported Internship Day, meeting Speaker of the House and Chair of Disability APPG
28 March 2024

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Claire Cookson to step down as CEO of DFN Project SEARCH in June and join the Board as a Trustee 
19 March 2024

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Support Claire Cookson and George Pickersgill as they Run 4 Revolution at the Brighton Marathon
11 March 2024

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