WorkFit News

Greggs Triumph at the Understanding Disability Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that both Greggs and Miss Tilley’s Cafe, founded by our candidate Laura, recently triumphed at the Understanding Disability Awards in Cardiff. The awards are held annually by Cardiff & the Vale Parents’ Federation to celebrate people who have made an extra effort to involve and include people with learning disabilities […]

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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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BASE Conference 2017

On the 8 and 9 November, WorkFit attended the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) Annual Conference at the Jury’s Inn Waterfront Hotel in Brighton. We delivered a presentation on employer collaboration and enjoyed valuable networking opportunities. We hosted an exhibition stand in the Hotel Atrium on both days of the conference to showcase WorkFit […]

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Marking the success of WorkFit North East at the Marriott

On 6 October 2017 we held our annual WorkFit North East Conference at the Marriott Hotel Metrocentre in Gateshead. We were happy to welcome WorkFit members and their parents to the event as well as employers and professionals from a range of service providers, including the education and social care sectors. During the day guests […]

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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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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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Luke- My Story

My name is Luke. After I finished full time college last year I didn’t know what I could do next. I have worked hard and learnt and now I have two jobs. I work at the cafe in Dunelm and at a Greggs. I really enjoy both my jobs. I love working at Dunelm and all […]

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