Category Archives: North West

A Parent’s Perspective – Aaron’s job at XPO Manchester

WorkFit – A Parent’s Perspective It was great to hear how much Aaron is enjoying his job at XPO in Manchester. We always love to hear from all those involved in our placements and so we’re delighted to hear the thoughts of his mother Carole: “I am so proud of Aaron at this moment. “I […]

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WorkFit – A Parent’s Perspective

We love to hear how our candidates are getting on after being placed in work and so we were delighted to hear from Suzanne, Tom’s mum. Tom works for Timpson in the North West of England. “With support from WorkFit, Tom started working at the Timpson engraving centre in the North West in November 2018. […]

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Aaron- My Story

“I love my new job; I would like to become a Health & Safety trainer at XPO Logistics. All the staff has been very nice and I have learnt how to say good morning in lots of different languages. I like it when my boss Neil comes to see me working. I like to work […]

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WorkFit extend collaboration with John Lewis Partnership to South Manchester

The hospitality industry remains a popular career choice for many WorkFit candidates and we are delighted to announce the expansion of our partnership with John Lewis at the Intu Trafford Centre in Greater Manchester. We have previously placed candidates at Waitrose stores in London, Wales and South West England. WorkFit candidate Matthew has completed a […]

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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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