WorkFit News

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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Meet our new EDO for the North West of England … Fran Austin

Fran is our new Employment Development Officer for the North West. She joined the DSA earlier this month and tells us about her career so far and her hopes for the future with WorkFit. After graduating from University in 2012 I started working as a Teaching Assistant in a Special Educational Needs High School in […]

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Celebrating Three Years of WorkFit Wales at The Senedd

WorkFit Wales celebrated three successful years on 22 May 2017, at a reception hosted by Julie James, Welsh Government Assembly Minister for Skills and Science, at The Senedd in Cardiff Bay. Over 80 people from all across Wales attended the reception. The attendees represented a wide range of people: young people and adults with Down’s […]

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Josiah – My story

My name is Josiah. I visited Nationwide with a school trip and now I am doing work experience there one day a week. I work with with Pete, Lauren, Sophie, Clare, Heather, Ben and Harry. I do the most fabulous job you have ever seen! I wear a Nationwide uniform. It is a blazer, shirt, trousers […]

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Josiah’s work experience at Nationwide develops key skills

“I do the most fabulous job you have ever seen!…The skills I use at Nationwide are teamwork, following instructions and I am polite and friendly.” This is Josiah. The school that Josiah attends encourages all their pupils to do an external work experience placement. Inclusion and promotion of independence is at the heart of what […]

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Emily is one of the team at Cutting Room

WorkFit Yorkshire & Humberside has been working with Cutting Room to secure an employment opportunity for Emily (pictured, right).   Following a successful informal interview she initially began a short term paid employment contract as a Salon Assistant, working for 3 hours a week in February 2016.  Emily’s duties include welcoming customers, offering refreshments, cleaning […]

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Ben flourishes at the National Laboratory Service

“I want to learn things and I want to push myself. I want to show that I can do things on my own” –  Ben WorkFit Yorkshire & Humber has recently been working with the National Laboratory Service (NLS)  to secure an employment opportunity for Ben. Following a successful informal interview he began a work […]

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Sally, WorkFit and Baxi Boilers

#MyVoiceMyCommunity WorkFit West Midlands has recently been working with Baxi to offer permanent paid work to WorkFit candidate, Sally. Sally is very happy with her job at Baxi… “I love coming to work. Nikki is amazing and I have lots of new friends. My brother and sister are so happy for me. I bought myself […]

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