Category Archives: Parents

Twins Ollie and Cameron play starring role in new WorkFit film

Social media sensations Ollie and Cameron have played a starring role in a new film for WorkFit called ‘When I Grow Up…’. The identical twins from Dundee, feature alongside their mother Elaine as they ‘test out’ a number of different jobs. The film aims to promote a presumption of employment, where children grow up ‘expecting’ […]

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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 Parents Perspective

My son Ben is a client of Alison’s and she helped support Ben into work with the Environment Agency in Yorkshire. His work has really helped to develop his confidence speaking with people and building relationships. We recently moved from the house that Ben has lived in all his life to a very small village […]

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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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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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A parent’s perspective of WorkFit

Ffion’s mum has shared her views on WorkFit and employment… My name is Janice; my daughter Ffion who is nearly 18 years old has Down’s syndrome. She attends High School where she is in the 6th form and she is a prefect. After a very successful work experience placement in an office, Ffion is keen […]

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A parent’s perspective of a volunteer placement at Oxfam

Last year, we met with Florence and her mum Jenny to talk about the WorkFit programme and how we could support Florence in her role. We contacted a local Oxfam store to talk about a volunteer opportunity and Graham, a long term volunteer and his manager were both very open to meeting Florence. In January […]

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