WorkFit News

Celebrating Phillip’s Success at Microsoft

In July 2018, some of the WorkFit team attended the World Down’s Syndrome Congress in Glasgow where Employment Development Manager, Alison Thwaite and WorkFit candidate Lynsey Dixon presented about the WorkFit programme. They were delighted to meet some of the members of the audience after the presentation and in particular were pleased to meet Phillip […]

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Shomari develops his career at Rabobank

WorkFit would like to acknowledge the wonderful support Shomari has received since starting his job at Rabobank in London. Shomari started a paid fixed term position in September 2017 as a Mail Room Clerk working for one day doing five hours per week. This was a significant development of Shomari’s career, following his successful work […]

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Hetti and Dunelm

We are delighted to announce that our candidate Henrietta, known as Hetti, has successfully gained a paid, permanent position with furnishing retailer Dunelm in one of their stores in south west England. Hetti’s role is Café Assistant and she has a range of duties such as cleaning tables and taking food to customers.  Her placement […]

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Luke’s Journey at Wiltshire Police

WorkFit recently asked Roy Perrett of Wiltshire Police to describe the journey that his WorkFit candidate Luke has undertaken over the last two and a half years culminating in Luke achieving his City & Guilds in Employability Skills. Luke came to Wiltshire Police via the Down’s Syndrome Association’s WorkFit programme in April 2016, initially in […]

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WorkFit- A Parents Perspective

My son Ben is a client of Alison’s and she helped support Ben into work with the Environment Agency in Yorkshire. His work has really helped to develop his confidence speaking with people and building relationships. We recently moved from the house that Ben has lived in all his life to a very small village […]

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WorkFit extend collaboration with John Lewis Partnership to South Manchester

The hospitality industry remains a popular career choice for many WorkFit candidates and we are delighted to announce the expansion of our partnership with John Lewis at the Intu Trafford Centre in Greater Manchester. We have previously placed candidates at Waitrose stores in London, Wales and South West England. WorkFit candidate Matthew has completed a […]

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WorkFit Review of 2018

2018 has been a very successful year for WorkFit. We have continued to support more and more people with Down’s syndrome to find suitable job opportunities. Thanks to new funding our team expanded at the end of 2017. That means that this year we have been able to create 81 employment opportunities for our candidates […]

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WorkFit expand partnership with Holiday Inn Express

Since WorkFit was launched, positions in hospitality such as hotels have been a very popular career choice for our candidates. We have successfully placed people with larger chains such as Premier Inn and Travel Lodge and independents such as The Marine Hotel. We are delighted to have expanded our work with Holiday Inn Express by […]

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Todd’s persistence pays off

At WorkFit we support candidates and employers in a wide range of ways. Many candidates are able to source potential employers themselves, and then obtain the help they need from us to make the placement a reality. One such candidate was Todd in the South West of England who, we are delighted to announce, has […]

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Vivian begins a work experience placement with Wiltshire Police

In our last blog we told you about the success of Lane’s placement with Wiltshire Police earlier this year. The Wiltshire Police team had been so impressed by WorkFit that they were keen to take on another candidate and have recently welcomed Vivian to the team. Employment Liaison Officer Jonathan Grew first met with Vivian […]

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