We are very excited here at Silx at the moment, why? well in the last week or so we have managed to secure seasonal employment for 6 young males thanks to our fantastic partnership with Cramlington based bean bag manufacturer Bazaar Group, and that’s not all in the last 2 years two of our young people have gained full time employment at the company thanks to our connection 🙂
Calum was referred to Bazaar from us in November 2013 as a temporary warehouse operative and thanks to his hard work and determination he has now been trained as a printing operative and works full time for the company. Sinead was referred to Bazaar by ourselves in September this year and is now employed full time as a Customer Care Apprentice and is doing really well.
Sinead (on the right) enjoying her new role at Bazaar
Our progression worker used to work for Bazaar and because of this connection they trust us to refer to them hardworking, skilled young people who might not have a lot of confidence or qualifications but have the drive and determination to succeed if given the chance. In October we were asked if any of our young people would be interested in doing some work in their warehouse over the Christmas period- during our 1st Step employability sessions we discussed these roles with the young people and sent off CVs- this then led to 6 of our young males being offered work trials which they all completed successfully and they are all now working full time on the run up to the festive season!
We are very honoured and proud to be connected to such an innovative and exciting business, and we are very grateful to them for giving our young people the opportunity to show what they can do and we are looking forward to see how these young people grow and progress under the supervision of Bazaar! We will keep you all updated on further developments…….
Check out the article in last week’s Journal all about our partnership and the Journal’s ‘let’s work together’ campaign: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/business/business-news/bazaar-group-uses-youth-project-10421871
Bean Bag Bazaar: http://www.beanbagbazaar.co.uk