Warren and Ryan, two of our clients at Mansfield Street, have been doing a work placement at Nottingham Community Transport, as Support Worker Stella writes…
The lovely people at Nottingham Community Transport approached us offering a couple of work placement opportunities at their Sherwood garage. Ryan and Warren were ready for the challenge and spend their shifts cleaning buses, attending M.O.T’s and swapping buses from sites in Mansfield and Queens Drive.
Terry Richards, who has been acting as their mentor, is delighted with their enthusiasm, reliability and eagerness to learn; he said “they are both part of the team”.
Warren’s “buzzing” after each shift and feels it’s a great place to “find your feet and learn new skills”. Ryan says he’s enjoying the independence and uniform!
Our work placement scheme is a great opportunity to empower our clients, give responsibility and encourage the development of soft skills. If you think you could offer a placement for a couple of hours a week, we would love to hear from you!