WorkFit News

Meet Craig who’s lovin’ it at McDonald’s

WorkFit are delighted to have supported Craig to fulfil his ambition to work at his local McDonald’s restaurant. He had his heart set on the job of Customer Care Assistant, where he would be welcoming people to the restaurant, making sure they enjoy their visit, cleaning the tables and keeping the restaurant area clean and […]

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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 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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WorkFit and JoJo Maman Bébé Joint Winners

Both WorkFit and JoJo Maman Bébé have been awarded for their fantastic commitment to getting people with learning disabilities into work. They were joint winners in the ‘Employer’ category at the Cardiff and the Vale Parents’ Federation ‘Understanding Disability Awards’ last week. Now in its 26th year, the awards celebrate ordinary people who have made […]

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‘BEST EMPLOYER PRACTICE’ AWARD FOR XPO LOGISTICS

November 2019 ‘BEST EMPLOYER PRACTICE’ FOR XPO LOGISTICS Last month, new statistics revealed that just 5.9% of people with a learning disability are in paid employment. It’s a downward trend year-on year, and confirmation that schemes like the Down’s Syndrome Association’s ‘WorkFit’ employment programme are vital. One company that supports getting people with learning disabilities […]

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XPO LOGISTICS ‘BEST EMPLOYER PRACTICE’ FINALIST AT BASE AWARDS 2019

One of WorkFit’s most successful partnerships is with XPO Logistics and we are very happy to announce that they are finalists in the ‘Best Employer Practice’ category at the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) Awards 2019. The company employs seven people with Down’s syndrome in their supply chain network across the country. These permanent paid jobs […]

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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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