Cox Agri and Jonathan

My name is Jonathan and I wanted a job doing Administration work as I done a qualification at Gateshead College doing NVQ Business Administration Level 1 and Level 2. I passed my Administration Level 1 and Level 2 I got a certificate.

I heard about WorkFit which is getting work for people who have Down’s syndrome. The WorkFit team came to Cox Agri and I had an interview which went really well. I had a work trial at the end of the trial I went for a meeting and they were very pleased with the work standard that I have done. WorkFit supported me all the way through the system.

jonathan-lowes-1My job title is Business Support Administrator. My jobs that I do are:

  • Making tag Boxes
  • Serial Numbers
  • Barcoding
  • Photocopying
  • Scanning
  • Typing

and I am learning new things all the time. What I like about Cox Agri is the family basis also I like the work and also like getting pay slips! Other activities that I do are:

  • Work with my carer doing Administration Jobs

Also things that I like doing:

  • Zumba
  • Volunteering with GVOC and Sight Services doing administration.

My advice to people with Down’s syndrome is not to be worried getting out of the house, get information ready for your interview, get useful questions for the interviewers.

My advice to different organisations is to give Down’s syndrome people a chance the same as me.

Jonathan’s manager at Cox Agri says:

“Jonathan is a great asset to our work force here at Cox Agri, he has shown great team work and the ability to work on his own. Jonathan has learned some new skills and has played a great part in organising our e-filing. His work in our Warehouse has been gratefully appreciated and he loves working in our ‘Goods In’ department helping log information onto our computer system. He is a pleasure to work with and the experience has been a great learning curve for us all.

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For more information about WorkFit please contact the team on 0333 1212 300 or email us on dsworkfit@downs-syndrome.org.uk

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