Category Archives: North West

Chirag and Barclays Bank

WorkFit are delighted to announce that one of our candidates, Chirag, has completed a really successful 12-week work experience placement with Barclays in Greater Manchester. Chirag had a range of duties including supporting customers, keeping the bank clean and tidy, assisting with a branch move to another. Chirag began his placement with Barclays after completing […]

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WorkFit employers share their experience at North West Conference

One of the great benefits of attending a regional WorkFit Conference is the chance to hear directly from employers and their employees. At the recent 2018 North West Conference we had the pleasure of hearing presentations from several employers from across the North West. They spoke about their positive experiences of employing candidates, through WorkFit, […]

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Celebrating the Success of WorkFit North West

A year after she joined the DSA’s WorkFit team, Employment Development Officer (EDO) Fran Austin was thrilled to welcome candidates, parents, employers and professionals to the Revolution bar at Deansgate Locks, Manchester, for a celebration of WorkFit North West. Last month’s event gave Fran a chance to highlight what she has achieved in the last […]

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Ben- My Story

This is me. My name is Ben and I am 18 years old. I am so happy to have my job at MPT as it makes a great addition to my CV. My favourite parts of my job are entering information on the computers, photocopying and checking the printers. I get on really well with […]

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The Reader wins at the Brain Charity Awards

We are delighted to reveal that the winner of The Brain Charity’s 25th Anniversary Award for Most Supportive Employer is WorkFit employer The Reader Café! The Reader is a national charity and social enterprise based in Liverpool. Since 2002 they have pioneered the use of Shared Reading in the UK and beyond to improve well-being, […]

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WorkFit- a Parents Perspective

Parents are a vital part of the WorkFit process. They are often a part of candidate assessments and support their children through the process of getting a placement every step of the way. Julie, the mother of our candidate Thomas, recently told us about the positive support they have received from WorkFit: “My experience with […]

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MPT take on a WorkFit candidate

Today’s guest post comes from one of our partners, MPT, who have just welcomed Ben on a 12 week work placement: It is with great pleasure that MPT recently welcomed our new staff member Ben to the Trafford Park Line team. He will be working alongside our administration team helping to keep the office running […]

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“My job is amazing, fun and rewarding!”

WorkFit and the South Manchester Down’s Syndrome Support Group (SMDSSG) have recently been working with  Tesco in Greater Manchester to develop a permanent paid job for Conor (right). SMDSSG work in partnership with WorkFit in a Local Support Network (LSN) capacity. They have been developing WorkFit in their local area with support from the Employment Development […]

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“His work ethic is incredible”!

WorkFit have recently had the pleasure of working with Horwich Cohen Coghlan (HCC) Solicitors in Manchester to create a permanent paid position for Bilal. Earlier in the year Bilal had completed a successful work experience placement at Eastlands Trust. HCC Solicitors is a busy firm of specialist personal injury lawyers. They have a large and […]

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Meet our new EDO for the North West of England … Fran Austin

Fran is our new Employment Development Officer for the North West. She joined the DSA earlier this month and tells us about her career so far and her hopes for the future with WorkFit. After graduating from University in 2012 I started working as a Teaching Assistant in a Special Educational Needs High School in […]

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