WorkFit News

Callum- My Story

My name is Callum I’m 26 . I work at G4s through DSA Workfit. I absolutely love it. My sponsor Anne Marie is amazing and let’s me do photo copying, post, address envelope.  I make cuppas for my work friends. I also play football for Doncaster club academy Titans.  Doncaster rovers disability.  I train 3 […]

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Alys- My Story

My name is Alys and I live in in Mid Wales. I am 27 years old and I live with my parents and I have a twin brother. I have lots of hobbies and interests. My PAs take me to Zumba, running, trampolining and circuit training. I am the Welsh Rugby Team’s biggest fan and […]

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James- My Story

How would you describe yourself? I’m fun, quirky, flirty, dashingly handsome, friendly and helpful. Do you live at home? No, I moved out to my flat a few years ago.  I live alone now. Where do you work?  What do you do? I work for The Fire and Rescue Service. I am an admin assistant […]

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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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Celebrating Phillip’s Success at Microsoft

In July 2018, some of the WorkFit team attended the World Down’s Syndrome Congress in Glasgow where Employment Development Manager, Alison Thwaite and WorkFit candidate Lynsey Dixon presented about the WorkFit programme. They were delighted to meet some of the members of the audience after the presentation and in particular were pleased to meet Phillip […]

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Shomari develops his career at Rabobank

WorkFit would like to acknowledge the wonderful support Shomari has received since starting his job at Rabobank in London. Shomari started a paid fixed term position in September 2017 as a Mail Room Clerk working for one day doing five hours per week. This was a significant development of Shomari’s career, following his successful work […]

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Hetti and Dunelm

We are delighted to announce that our candidate Henrietta, known as Hetti, has successfully gained a paid, permanent position with furnishing retailer Dunelm in one of their stores in south west England. Hetti’s role is Café Assistant and she has a range of duties such as cleaning tables and taking food to customers.  Her placement […]

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Luke’s Journey at Wiltshire Police

WorkFit recently asked Roy Perrett of Wiltshire Police to describe the journey that his WorkFit candidate Luke has undertaken over the last two and a half years culminating in Luke achieving his City & Guilds in Employability Skills. Luke came to Wiltshire Police via the Down’s Syndrome Association’s WorkFit programme in April 2016, initially in […]

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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 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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