Category Archives: North East

Sarah gains valuable work experience at Legal Aid

Last year WorkFit worked with the Legal Aid Agency in Jarrow to offer a 12 week work experience placement to our candidate, Sarah. The LAA showed their commitment to supporting Sarah in her placement by attending free training sessions to find out about the condition and how to support someone with Down’s syndrome in the […]

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Marking the success of WorkFit North East at the Marriott

On 6 October 2017 we held our annual WorkFit North East Conference at the Marriott Hotel Metrocentre in Gateshead. We were happy to welcome WorkFit members and their parents to the event as well as employers and professionals from a range of service providers, including the education and social care sectors. During the day guests […]

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A parent’s perspective of WorkFit

Louise’s mum, Alison tells about her daughter’s life and ambitions… Since being a young girl, Louise has always expressed an interest in working in catering; spurred on by a love of all things edible! When the chance came for a catering course via the local Adult Learning Alliance we jumped at the chance as it […]

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Staff at the Marriott Hotel are thrilled with Lynsey’s work

WorkFit North East has recently been working with the Marriott Hotel to offer a 12-week work experience placement to our candidate, Lynsey. Lynsey began her placement in July as a Kitchen Assistant and works 10 hours a week over 2 shifts. She is now working as a Breakfast Assistant, which includes working on events and […]

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Alison Thwaite wins award as Learning & Skills Champion

We are delighted to announce that Alison Thwaite, WorkFit Employment Development Officer (North) has won a Highly Commended Award as Learning and Skills Champion at the Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s Skills for Business Awards. As the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK, the awards are very highly regarded within the business community across the region, giving both Alison and […]

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Two candidates have completed placements at Durham University

WorkFit North East has recently been working with the Catering Department of Durham University to offer two WorkFit candidates each a 12 week work experience placement. Durham University has ten “catered colleges” providing students with a self-service breakfast, lunch and dinner. These busy areas are at the heart of college life. Catherine and Gary began […]

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WorkFit Candidate Gary

DSA Member and WorkFit candidate Gary lives in the North East of England.  Gary likes to keep busy and attends college three days a week where he is learning gardening skills. In his free time Gary plays football and attends a local gym. During his vocational assessment with the Employment Development Officer, Gary said that […]

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