WorkFit News

Celebrating Three Years of WorkFit Wales at The Senedd

WorkFit Wales celebrated three successful years on 22 May 2017, at a reception hosted by Julie James, Welsh Government Assembly Minister for Skills and Science, at The Senedd in Cardiff Bay. Over 80 people from all across Wales attended the reception. The attendees represented a wide range of people: young people and adults with Down’s […]

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Josiah – My story

My name is Josiah. I visited Nationwide with a school trip and now I am doing work experience there one day a week. I work with with Pete, Lauren, Sophie, Clare, Heather, Ben and Harry. I do the most fabulous job you have ever seen! I wear a Nationwide uniform. It is a blazer, shirt, trousers […]

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Josiah’s work experience at Nationwide develops key skills

“I do the most fabulous job you have ever seen!…The skills I use at Nationwide are teamwork, following instructions and I am polite and friendly.” This is Josiah. The school that Josiah attends encourages all their pupils to do an external work experience placement. Inclusion and promotion of independence is at the heart of what […]

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Emily is one of the team at Cutting Room

WorkFit Yorkshire & Humberside has been working with Cutting Room to secure an employment opportunity for Emily (pictured, right).   Following a successful informal interview she initially began a short term paid employment contract as a Salon Assistant, working for 3 hours a week in February 2016.  Emily’s duties include welcoming customers, offering refreshments, cleaning […]

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Ben flourishes at the National Laboratory Service

“I want to learn things and I want to push myself. I want to show that I can do things on my own” –  Ben WorkFit Yorkshire & Humber has recently been working with the National Laboratory Service (NLS)  to secure an employment opportunity for Ben. Following a successful informal interview he began a work […]

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Sally, WorkFit and Baxi Boilers

#MyVoiceMyCommunity WorkFit West Midlands has recently been working with Baxi to offer permanent paid work to WorkFit candidate, Sally. Sally is very happy with her job at Baxi… “I love coming to work. Nikki is amazing and I have lots of new friends. My brother and sister are so happy for me. I bought myself […]

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WorkFit and Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group prove how important it is to be heard and included

#MyVoiceMyCommunity On Tuesday 28 February WorkFit, in partnership with the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group, held its first South West Regional conference. The event took place at the Village Hotel Swindon (a registered and trained employer of WorkFit). The day showcased the amazing successes that WorkFit candidates have achieved throughout the South West. The Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group […]

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5 ways to be a better workplace ally to your colleague with Down’s syndrome

This article was first published on the totaljobs Inside Job website on 14 March 2017. The Down’s Syndrome Association WorkFit programme gives advice on how employees can better support a work colleague with Down’s syndrome. By Veronica Mulenga, Employment Development Manager In the past decade, societal and workplace attitudes towards individuals with Down’s syndrome have made positive […]

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