WorkFit is the Down’s Syndrome Association’s employment programme which brings together employers and job-seekers who have Down’s syndrome. It is a tailored service dedicated to training employers about the learning profile of people who have Down’s syndrome so that they can be supported in the workplace. We focus on finding the right employment opportunities for people who have Down’s syndrome and ensuring that they have the support they need to be successful in the workplace.

Supported employment is not an end destination but a stepping stone into a career pathway. Have a look at our YouTube Channel  which illustrates the range of job roles that our candidates are employed to do.

As well as developing new opportunities, we want to progress employees in their careers by supporting them to expand their experience and learn new skills through training and opportunities for professional development.

Read our WorkFit Information Leaflet

DSWORKFIT  ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Congratulations to Liz, who has settled in wonderfully in a 'front of house' role @RickSteinRest in Marlborough, Wiltshire. She absolutely loves her new job! Many thanks to all the team at Rick Stein's Marlborough for this great opportunity. https://t.co/icBWkVKG6J
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Congratulations to Oliver, who visited @Wickes in Sutton last week. He did so well that they offered him a job on the spot, and he will be starting work there next week! Great job Oliver, and many thanks to the team at Wickes for this wonderful opportunity. https://t.co/eeX5QDNstP
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Sam started his new job at @WaldorfHilton_ yesterday as a Breakfast Assistant. He told us "I completely love it. I’ve been greeting customers, clearing and cleaning tables and setting up for afternoon tea." Thanks to all at Hilton Waldorf for their support of Sam. https://t.co/8FgfS1USsX
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DSWORKFIT NEWS

Tom’s successful role at GXO Widnes
WorkFit have had the pleasure of working in partnership with GXO Widnes in the North West to create a permanent paid position for Tom. Widnes is a busy logistics site that provides contractual recycling, tray washing services and equipment management to their...
A team effort: Jack’s permanent paid position at GXO Washington (formerly XPO)
WorkFit have recently had the pleasure of working with GXO Washington in the North East to create a permanent paid position for WorkFit Candidate Jack. This success story was supported by funding from County Durham Community Foundation as part of their community...
Sarah’s Story
Hello, my name is Sarah. I have Mosaic Down’s syndrome – one in 1,000 people have Down’s syndrome, but only 1 in 50,000 have Mosaic Down’s syndrome like me. I am not very academic, but I get by on what I know and putting on a front and looking as if I know what I’m...
WorkFit North Evaluation Reports
We wanted to let you know that our formal evaluation reports for the WorkFit 'North' Project (2017-2020) have been published. We are delighted with the findings and hope that you enjoy reading the feedback from our members who have Down's syndrome, their families and...
Tom’s successful role at GXO Widnes

Tom’s successful role at GXO Widnes

WorkFit have had the pleasure of working in partnership with GXO Widnes in the North West to create a permanent paid position for Tom. Widnes is a busy logistics site that provides contractual recycling, tray washing services and equipment management to their...

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Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Hello, my name is Sarah. I have Mosaic Down’s syndrome – one in 1,000 people have Down’s syndrome, but only 1 in 50,000 have Mosaic Down’s syndrome like me. I am not very academic, but I get by on what I know and putting on a front and looking as if I know what I’m...

read more
WorkFit North Evaluation Reports

WorkFit North Evaluation Reports

We wanted to let you know that our formal evaluation reports for the WorkFit 'North' Project (2017-2020) have been published. We are delighted with the findings and hope that you enjoy reading the feedback from our members who have Down's syndrome, their families and...

read more
Sarah’s job at XPO Logistics, Kegworth

Sarah’s job at XPO Logistics, Kegworth

WorkFit has recently been working with Sarah who told us that she was keen to work in an administrative role to build on her previous experience. WorkFit have built a strong partnership with XPO Logistics over the last 2 years and we were delighted to be approached by...

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