WorkFit News

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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Lane makes a huge impact at Wiltshire Police

We are delighted by the development of our partnership with Wiltshire Police. Through collaborative work with the force we have been able to create four placements at stations in the county. Wiltshire Police have also supported us with fundraising, conference appearances and promotional videos. One of the candidates to benefit from the partnership was 19 […]

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Wiltshire Police awarded Best Employer Practice Award for 2018 by BASE (British Association of Supported Employment)

There was great excitement at the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE) Awards 2018 ceremony as WorkFit Candidates Luke and Jeremy had the honour to accompany Kier Pritchard, Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police in collecting the Award and Certificate for “Best Employer Practice” on behalf of Wiltshire Police. In his acceptance speech the Chief Constable […]

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Celebrating the Success of WorkFit North

On the 4 October parents, candidates, employers and professionals from across the north of England gathered to celebrate the success of our jobseekers and acknowledge the support given by the employers that we partner with. In the last year Alison Thwaite has been creating positions for people with Down’s syndrome and delivering employer training sessions […]

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