Success with Supported Internships!
Chloe started her internship this September where she works at Toni and Guy for two days a week. Chloe is really enjoying her time there and is enjoying the perks that come with the job! Enable worked with Chloe over the summer and arranged a work experience placement at a hairdressers to give Chloe extra experience. Enable also worked with Chloe’s family to ensure that she was not only ready to start the internship but that she would thrive during her time there.
Chloe said: “I am very happy to have the opportunity to have work experience at Tony and Guy hairdressers as this is something I have wanted to do. I am enjoying the work and learning different things. It is helping me build confidence to speak to customers when I ask and make drinks for them as they arrive. I like the staff who work there and have been offered to have my hair cut and coloured for free. Gary is getting me a Tony and Guy top to feel part of the team.”
Luke completed a supported internship at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College (SSFC) last year where he carried out a work placement at Theatre Severn. During his placement Luke’s confidence grew and he gained experience in a busy box office environment, greeting customers and working on reception. After the placement the Supported Internship team at Enable secured an eight week work experience placement for him at Edinburgh Woollen Mill. As Luke had built up his customer service his transition into the retail environment went really well and he received excellent training during his time on placement. His managers were so impressed that they offered him an apprenticeship with Edinburgh Woollen Mill.