WorkFit Update: May 2023

WorkFit candidate Grace did an amazing job welcoming Jo Gideon MP to her workplace at the Dunelm Distribution Centre in Stoke last month. Grace showed Jo around and explained the work that she does there.

Jo said ‘I was truly inspired by this exceptional young person who graciously gave us a tour of the centre.’

Grace was supported into the role as a Distribution Centre Operative through WorkFit in September last year, and really enjoys working there.



Good luck to WorkFit candidate Florence, who has been nominated for The People Awards at BaxterStorey in the Front of House Star of the Year category!

Florence enjoys her role as a Food Service Assistant that she started through WorkFit 3 years ago. She is doing a great job and says that her buddy at work has helped her build her confidence and skills. She told us that she likes serving the customers on her own.

It is absolutely wonderful to see Florence recognised for her contribution – we wish her all the best for the awards ceremony in July!


Charlotte, who started a job as a Receptionist at Tesco Headquarters through the WorkFit programme, was recently featured in an article by the Daily Express, talking about her experience of finding work.

Read the full article here.






We are proud to be supporting The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge (BLDC) which is being held at Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire, on 22 June. The event is an opportunity for organisations from the Logistics and Warehousing sector to share best practice, network and help shape a more inclusive sector, while recognising and rewarding employees with an adventurous day of fun.

‘Everyone has a value and positive ways to contribute. The BLDC brings this to the forefront of everyone’s mind.’ comments Laura Nelson, Managing Director of Talent in Logistics and RTITB.

We have many WorkFit candidates in roles within the Logistics sector, and this is a great opportunity to embrace and celebrate the benefits that diversity brings to their organisations.

To find out more please visit the Big Logistics Diversity Challenge website.


WorkFit Employment Development Manager, Alison Thwaite, was delighted to attend an event at GXO East Midlands Gateway hosted by Cathy Earnshaw-Balding, discussing the important topic of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.







Good luck to all of our WorkFit candidates who started new roles over the last month! 

To find out more about WorkFit and how we support people who have Down’s syndrome to access meaningful work opportunities that can benefit the rest of their lives, please contact the team on 0333 12 12 300 or email us on For more information visit the WorkFit website: