Monthly Archives: March 2016

Diane – My Story

My name is Diane. I work at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill store two days a week. I got the job after an interview and a trial. Now I am part of the team and get paid. I’ve learned a lot about the products and I know the store layout well. It’s a good team here […]

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Diane has a paid job at Edinburgh Woollen Mill

WorkFit North West has recently been working with Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) to fill a vacancy for a Sales Advisor. Following a successful informal interview and work trial, Diane began a permanent paid role at EWM, working in the store doing a range of tasks including opening, preparing and displaying stock, advising customers, processing sales […]

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WorkFit, Highshore School and Alix-Partners have been working in partnership to provide meaningful work to a student with Down’s syndrome

Following on from the Victoria Derbyshire show ‘It’s hard to find a job when you have Down’s syndrome’ feature, shown in May 2015, WorkFit received a number of calls from interested employers. One of which was Alix-Partners, a leading global business advisory firm with an office based in central London. The WorkFit team met with Alix-Partners […]

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Andrea – My Story

My name is Andrea and I did a work placement for Next Home. The store was getting ready for Christmas. It was very busy with a lot of products. I worked in the stockroom. I scanned the barcodes and checked which things should go into the sale. The other staff were very warm and welcoming. […]

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Andrea has completed a short placement at Next Home

WorkFit North West has recently been working with Next Home, at a busy store in the heart of a bustling retail park with a large product range, after Andrea was successful in her application for a short-term contract at Next Home, working in the stock room area, doing shop floor recovery and stock replenishment. Prior to Andrea’s […]

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