Frequently asked questions


We hope you’re excited about the prospect of joining us at NSI, but we understand you might have lots of questions. We’ve tried to answer some of those here, but if you’d like to talk to one of our team, get in touch.

Who can apply?

To apply for NSI you must be age 16 – 25, live in Hull or the East Riding and have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). See our admissions page for more info.

How do I apply?

To join NSI, you’ll need to apply through your EHCP review.

If you, your tutors or SENCO have any queries, you can contact James Berridge, Head of Northcott Supported Internships on 07935 147739 or email

Where is NSI based?

We’re based at The Warren in Hull city centre, just opposite Queens Gardens and the BBC building, overlooking the beautiful rose bowl fountains.

See our location on a map.

How is the Warren involved?

Our partnership with The Warren gives students additional wrap around support to help their personal and social wellbeing. Learners will be able to access services such as counselling, support for physical and mental health problems, music and political programmes.

Find out more about The Warren 

What support will I get?

Each of our learners will have a personalised programme of support, whatever their needs. When you first join NSI, we’ll work closely with you and your parents/carers/other agencies throughout your two-week transition to understand any additional support you may need.

The additional backing of The Warren will give you access to further pastoral support an our job coaches are always on hand to help you overcome any challenges linked to your studies.

How will I get to my work placement?

You’ll be expected to travel to your work placements and internships independently – but no need to worry, we’ll support you to make plans and find the best route.

Find out more about our travel programme here 

Do I have to work during the holidays?

At NSI you’ll follow the same term dates as many schools and colleges, and your work placements will fall in line with these.

Will I get paid?

Your internship is the next step on your career path to becoming a full-time, paid employee – you’ll be learning on the job and although you won’t get paid, you’ll be in a strong position to secure a job in the future.

Who our current major partners are and their 3rd party contractors?

Siemens 3rd party contractors OCS – Cleaning and CBRE – Reception


“I enjoy maths and English. I have also learnt about sex education, art, rock climbing. I find maths useful as I am trying hard to get better at this. I am enjoying English because we learn about things that will help me get a good grade.”