AN AWARD-winning scheme to help Bradford students with learning difficulties find employment has celebrated the graduation of eight more interns.

Project SEARCH, which is based at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust helps students study for an employability skills qualification through classroom teaching and 900 hours of work experience.

They are supported by job coaches and tutors from Bradford-based companies and organisations with the ultimate aim of finding paid, meaningful work.

Professor Clive Kay, the Trust’s Chief Executive, said: "The Trust and all its staff are genuinely thrilled and delighted to be part of this programme and to see the difference it is making.

"I would like to give my sincere congratulations to all the interns who have graduated tonight.

"They have all got great futures ahead of them.”