Category Archives: Yorkshire & Humber

Celebrating the Success of WorkFit Yorkshire and Humberside

On 12 October parents, candidates, employers and professionals gathered at Camphill Wakefield Community College for a showcase of WorkFit in Yorkshire and Humberside. This marked Employment Development Officer’s (EDO) Cat Rolley’s first year in her position. Cat opened the event by sharing the background to the WorkFit programme and what makes it unique. She also […]

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WorkFit launch partnership with DEFRA in Yorkshire

WorkFit works with organisations of all sizes who want to employ a member of staff with Down’s syndrome. With larger organisations we are happy to work in a partnership – where we work with an employer to place multiple candidates at more than one location across the country. We are delighted to announce the launch […]

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Emily- My Story

My name is Emily. I work for DEFRA in Yorkshire as part of the facilities team.  I am part of the WorkFit programme. I started at DEFRA on a six week trial in April.  After my trial period I have been given a one year fixed contract which I started in May. I work for […]

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WorkFit creates our 250th placement

We are pleased to announce that Lucy, pictured right, has recently become the 250th  WorkFit  placement since 2012. She has started a 12 week work experience placement as an Administrative Assistant at the Thornton NHS Practice in Lancashire. Lucy has a range of duties, including opening and sorting mail and managing and ordering stationery and we wish […]

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Emily- My Story

Hello…my name is Emily. I work at a local hair salon as a salon assistant. Leigh is the owner and another salon assistant called Phoebe helps me and shows me how to do the jobs well. I love my job because it helps me to think a lot about my life and my skills. I […]

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Ben- My Story

My name is Ben. I work at the National Laboratory Service. I know what to do on the computer and I know how to register samples and put labels on them. I take all the deliveries. I like the people I work with. I work with Shane, Andy and Johnny. I get up early on […]

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Sophie excels at the A1L2B project

WorkFit have recently been working with Carillion and Morgan Sindall to offer a 15 week paid work placement to WorkFit candidate Sophie at their joint A1L2B project. Becca, Project Skills Co-ordinator for A1L2B, first contacted WorkFit in March 2017 to find out more about the project and how they could get involved. She told us […]

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Meet our new EDO for Yorkshire and Humber… Cat Rolley

Cat is our new Employment Development Officer for Yorkshire and Humber. She joined the DSA earlier this month and tells us about her career so far and her plans for the future with WorkFit. I’m Cat and I am delighted to have joined the WorkFit team as the new Employment Development Officer (EDO) for Yorkshire […]

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