Successful Placement for Flying Fish

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Successful Placement for Flying Fish

Waad was initially referred to the Flying Fish project in January.  Since Waad started with Flying Fish he has shown promise. On his first work placement in Shoezone, Loughborough earlier this year he was highly praised on his hard work and focus by colleagues and customers alike. Recently Waad started on his second placement of the year at Subway, Loughborough, another placement provider of ours. After just a few days at his placement Waad was offered a job as a Sandwich Artist, all down to his dedication and commitment, huge congratulations to Waad! Beck, The manager of the Loughborough...

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Placements Team Away Day

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Placements Team Away Day

Quadron Services East Midlands Horticultural Manager Nicola Clarke and Head Ranger Ciaran Fern were, especially delighted to welcome members of the Leicestershire Cares placements team recently to the Outwoods to do some conservation volunteering work of their very own. Following introductions and a safety briefing it was decided that it was too cold to attempt dry stone walling, so opted to do a more energetic activity thinning out an area of over crowded birch trees. Armed with bow saws and the appropriate safety wear, it was not long before the volunteers warmed up by felling selective...

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Flying Fish – Arron’s Apprenticeship

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Flying Fish – Arron’s Apprenticeship

Flying Fish client, Arron, was referred to the project by Prospects. He had previously studied ICT in college but was having difficulty in finding work.   He had a very keen interest in computer programming and website design; The challenge for Flying Fish was to find him some work experience that met his specific needs. As the project had no suitable providers in his geographical area, a new company has to be sourced that would be interested in offering work experience placements for someone like Arron. Peter Boyne, Flying Fish Project Co-ordinator, contacted Mark1 IT Solutions in...

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Golden Heart #42

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Golden Heart #42

Last week Flying Fish project co-ordinator, Peter Boyne, presented our 42nd Golden Heart to Susan Lapworth at Shoe Zone Leicester for her outstanding support for both Flying Fish and Community Safety. Over 40 young people have been supported in work experience placements with Susan. She started working with Leicestershire Cares in 2007 and enjoys knowing that she has helped disadvantaged young people in some way on the road to employment, saying: “You do not always see immediately how a work experience placement has helped them but it is always good to hear from previous clients who...

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Employ Me! #4

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Employ Me! #4

The 4th Round of Employ Me! took place at the end of January 2014.  This is a scheme to help care leavers broaden their career horizons and to improve their employability skills through a series of tours and activities. On the first day, 6 young people attended  British Gas to explore the importance of having a good attitude and how to be professional. They then moved on to Ford & Slater where the young people took part in a tour and a team building activity to build a stretcher out of duct tape to successfully lift one of their party off the ground. On the second day, 3 young people...

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