Category Archives: North West

Aaron has completed a work placement at the Premier Inn in Manchester

WorkFit North West has recently been working with Premier Inn in Manchester to offer paid, 12 week work experience placements. Aaron began his placement at the start of February, working for two shifts each week for 12 weeks. As a member of the housekeeping team Aaron was cleaning bedrooms and bathrooms, re-stocking bedroom items, changing […]

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Alison Thwaite wins award as Learning & Skills Champion

We are delighted to announce that Alison Thwaite, WorkFit Employment Development Officer (North) has won a Highly Commended Award as Learning and Skills Champion at the Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s Skills for Business Awards. As the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK, the awards are very highly regarded within the business community across the region, giving both Alison and […]

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WorkFit North West Regional Conference – March 2016

by Alison Thwaite, Employment Development Officer (North) On 11 March 2016, I was delighted to welcome colleagues, WorkFit members, WorkFit employers and South Manchester Down’s Syndrome Support Group along with parents and practitioners from a range of services providers, including education and social care, to the WorkFit North West Regional Conference. The Down’s Syndrome Association is […]

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Diane – My Story

My name is Diane. I work at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill store two days a week. I got the job after an interview and a trial. Now I am part of the team and get paid. I’ve learned a lot about the products and I know the store layout well. It’s a good team here […]

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Diane has a paid job at Edinburgh Woollen Mill

WorkFit North West has recently been working with Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) to fill a vacancy for a Sales Advisor. Following a successful informal interview and work trial, Diane began a permanent paid role at EWM, working in the store doing a range of tasks including opening, preparing and displaying stock, advising customers, processing sales […]

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Andrea – My Story

My name is Andrea and I did a work placement for Next Home. The store was getting ready for Christmas. It was very busy with a lot of products. I worked in the stockroom. I scanned the barcodes and checked which things should go into the sale. The other staff were very warm and welcoming. […]

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Andrea has completed a short placement at Next Home

WorkFit North West has recently been working with Next Home, at a busy store in the heart of a bustling retail park with a large product range, after Andrea was successful in her application for a short-term contract at Next Home, working in the stock room area, doing shop floor recovery and stock replenishment. Prior to Andrea’s […]

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IHG Academy offer work-based learning opportunities

Whilst helping our jobseekers to attain the role and career path that they aspire to, WorkFit is keen to support the benefits and associated opportunities of educational and vocational qualifications. Choosing education and/or training in their chosen career, will enhance our jobseekers’ prospects of securing a job. In a recent report, the Department for Business […]

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Tim – My Story

My name is Tim. I am 23 years old and I live in Cheshire. I work for Timpson Ltd. I got my first pay cheque this week. It was great. I now have my own bank account and card. I can save money and spend money. The first thing I did was take some money out using my card and brought a […]

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Tim works at Timpson Ltd in Manchester

WorkFit North West has recently been working with Timpson Ltd in Manchester to fill a vacancy. Following a successful informal interview and work trial, Timothy began a permanent paid role, working in the Reception area, with additional responsibilities in the key department, training team and post room, providing to support to all the colleagues within […]

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