The following article was published by Lycetts on their intranet. It very proudly highlights the successful work placement which Christopher Adams (one of our amazing Learners) has managed to secure.
In October, Charlie Renwick, divisional director at Lycetts, got in touch about a local charity that Lycetts has linked up with called Learning for Life – an educational charity for young people with a range of learning difficulties based in County Durham.
One of the charity’s biggest challenges
is providing work experience for their students so Lycetts has made a commitment to take one of their students, a young man called Christopher Adams, for a work placement for the upcoming academic year. Christopher will work with the team at Lycetts for a few hours up to a full day, one day a week, accompanied by a Learning for Life teacher.
Christopher (pictured on the left) has now had his first work day at Lycetts and it was a great success. Michael Quinlyn-Nixon (pictured on the right), the Learning for Life teaching assistant, who supports Christopher’s work experience gave fantastic feedback:
“The staff were all very friendly and exceptionally professional. They all knew who Christopher was and they couldn’t have made us feel more welcome.” And the Principal and Head of Services at Learning for Life was delighted and wanted to recognise our ‘amazing staff’: “Christopher really enjoyed the experience and was delighted to have been to ‘work’.
Thank you so much for making this experience so positive!”
While Lycetts can’t pay Christopher directly, they will be making a donation at the end of the year in line with the amount he would have earned and this will go to Learning for Life. Several of the Lycetts team support this great charity through My Giving and the team hopes placements like Christopher’s will become a regular thing.
If you have a fantastic example, like this one, of how we’re supporting our local communities, please get in touch so we can share your story.
Look out for another In the Picture tomorrow as we continue to celebrate a whole year of your amazing stories!
We would like to say how very proud ‘Learning for Life’ are of his achievement and wish to thank all those at Lycetts for welcoming Christopher and Michael into