Category Archives: Candidates’ stories

WorkFit extends partnerships with Dunelm in the East Midlands

One of our longest running and most successful partnerships has been with the furnishing retailer Dunelm. We are delighted to have been able to extend this partnership into the East Midlands, as our candidate Hawabibi has gained a paid, permanent job as a Customer Service Assistant at a store in the region. Prior to gaining […]

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WorkFit- An Employers Perspective

Last year we told you about Emily’s job at DEFRA in South Yorkshire. We were delighted to get a recent update from her employer as to how she is getting on. Emily’s ability and confidence has come on leaps and bounds. She takes on new tasks with ease and often completes her duties using her […]

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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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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 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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WorkFit Review of 2018

2018 has been a very successful year for WorkFit. We have continued to support more and more people with Down’s syndrome to find suitable job opportunities. Thanks to new funding our team expanded at the end of 2017. That means that this year we have been able to create 81 employment opportunities for our candidates […]

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WorkFit expand partnership with Holiday Inn Express

Since WorkFit was launched, positions in hospitality such as hotels have been a very popular career choice for our candidates. We have successfully placed people with larger chains such as Premier Inn and Travel Lodge and independents such as The Marine Hotel. We are delighted to have expanded our work with Holiday Inn Express by […]

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