WorkFit candidate Victoria, and WorkFit Officer Becki, met with Peter Gibson MP at XPO Logistics in Darlington. Victoria enjoyed showing Peter around her workplace where she is employed as a Customer Service Administrator. Peter Gibson MP said ‘It was great to meet Vicky and see how she has become part of the team. Credit to XPO for the work they are doing in conjunction with Down’s Syndrome Association’s Workfit to help those with Downs syndrome‘.
Tanzie has a Saturday job at her local H&M store. In this article from Special Needs Jungle, Tanzie’s Mum, Sharon, talks about the challenges of finding suitable work experiences placements and opportunities for Tanzie, and how H&M and WorkFit were able to help.
We have some exciting new job opportunities!
- Cleaning Operative in St Paul’s, London. Tasks would include sweeping, window cleaning, wiping down surfaces and vacuum cleaning floors.
- Food & Beverage Assistant at a prestigious Central London hotel. Tasks would include meeting and greeting guests, serving drinks, and clearing tables.
- Logistics & Distribution roles in Stoke and Tamworth (Staffordshire) and in Middlewich (Cheshire). Tasks could include assembling cartons, packing, arranging, and stacking boxes, cleaning work areas and quality assurance.
- A role in an automotive company in Warwickshire. Tasks would include putting stock away, cleaning, and supporting team members.
Flexible part-time hours would be agreed to suit the candidates (e.g. 2-3 days a week, 4-5 hours per day). Get in touch with us if you have Down’s syndrome and you are interested in any of the roles. Email us at: email@example.com.
We also have opportunities across other areas of England and Wales, so do register for our WorkFit programme via our website if you want to know more.
Congratulations to Josh who is celebrating his 1 year anniversary working at Big Yellow Self Storage in Cardiff! Josh started the role as a General Assistant in July last year, and has become a valued member of the team. He enjoys his job and has learnt lots of new skills. Josh was recently featured in our WorkFit blog, and you can read more about his experience of work at Big Yellow here: https://loom.ly/lrNfFKw
Thank you to all the team at Big Yellow for their continued support.
We have placed candidates in a range of exciting opportunities this month, including Kurtis who is a Foyer Host at Odeon Cinema in Chatham. He told us ‘I like helping with the food, drinks, scanning tickets, the people. I love this job in my heart.‘
Oliver who started at Early Excellence in West Yorkshire as a Warehouse Assistant said that he was excited about his first day and he enjoyed working with his buddies.
Daniel, who was happy to join the Bridge Theatre in London as a Theatre Host told us ‘I like my job at the theatre. I like my buddy. I am happy.’
And finally, Happy Birthday to Barney who turned 30 this month! Barney has worked at GXO Logistics in Barnsley as a Distribution Operative for almost five years through our WorkFit programme. His colleagues created a video to celebrate the occasion sending birthday messages, including one from actors from the film Champions! What a great team!
Thank you to all of our employers for their continued support of our WorkFit programme, and good luck to everyone starting new roles this 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 firstname.lastname@example.org For more information visit the WorkFit website: www.dsworkfit.org.uk