Our Summer 2023 Schemes are now fully recruited
Look out for more opportunities next season
We believe that our Trainee programme is one of a kind:
Understanding of and passion for supporting hidden health conditions which are often uncatered for by other providers.
A holistic approach that provides practical skills and experience but also builds of soft skills required for employment.
Trainees setting their own goals for learning and skills. No 'one size fits all' approach here.
10 weeks (50 hrs) of paid work
Food hygiene quaIification
1:1 time with employment
Personal goal setting
Lolly Production Trainee Programme
In our 2022 season we developed and piloted our very own Lolly Production Trainee Programme
This collaborative programme offered paid part-time work over 2 months, created with the participants and individualized to their needs, learning goals and skills. It was open to those who face barriers in the workforce because of a hidden health condition or disability. It focused on developing skills in food hygiene, production and packaging, offering access to a level 2 certified qualification, as well as development opportunities in other areas of business. We provided support in work readiness, getting into a work-day routine, building confidence, facilitating positive conversations around access to work and reasonable adjustments, building a CV with practical work experience and supporting individuals to thrive in a workplace environment in this paid traineeship.
A total of 4 individuals from our local community have benefitted from this scheme in 2022.