Steps into Work newsletter Winter 2016
Welcome to the first-ever issue of the Steps into Work newsletter. Find out what’s inside our Winter 2016 edition by browsing the stories below and clicking to find out more.
At a glance
We’re thrilled to report on a very successful year for both our Steps into Work Supported Internship and Traineeship programmes. 70.5% of interns achieved paid employment at the end of their programme and are now working either part-time or full-time. 11.8% enrolled in further education. Fantastically, 91% of trainees entered employment, further education or training.
Halfords traineeship leads to job for Harry
Bike enthusiast Harry Wilson achieved a permanent job at Halfords after undertaking a Steps into Work Traineeship for six months. The placement was secured after Harry told his job coach about his love of cycles and wish to gain some experience at the high street retailer.
Trainee Justin has the right ingredients for UCAS catering firm
Steps into Work trainee Justin Watts is wowing in the kitchen after undertaking a work placement at a catering firm managed by UCAS. Justin joined Charlton House Catering in November 2015 and from the start of his placement had the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of food preparation.
Gavin’s 15-year dream comes true with supported internship
Gavin Higgins always wanted to work but he never thought he would find an employer who would want him. Then he signed up for National Star’s Steps into Work Supported Internship at EDF Energy in Barnwood. Now the 31–year–old from Cheltenham has a paid job as an administration assistant and is loving every minute of it.
Matthew is ready to face future after Wessington Court Farm internship
Matthew, one of Wessington Court Farm’s first learners on the Steps into Work Supported Internship programme, will complete his placement at Christmas. The time has certainly flown by, and to Matthew, the internship has been a life-changing experience.