Jobs Successes for Liam, Shardel and Aaron

Posted on the 24th July 2018

Yes! Here are three more young people who all faced quite different challenges and have secured paid jobs as a result of their Tameside Supported Internships.

Shardel (above left) is now an assistant at the cafe in Loxley House, Dukinfield.  Aaron has a paid job with the Talbot Road Co-op in Hyde and Liam has landed a role as a General Assistant at the Bizzy Bouncers Indoor Play Area in Ashton-under-Lyne. See him above with his new boss, Bizzy Bouncers Owner Sajeeda.


Shardel is delight to have paid work.

Shardel (above) benefited from spending time with the other interns as this helped him develop his social skills. This in turn enhanced his self-confidence. It was on his third placement though in a catering role in the cafe at Active Medlock that he really found his niche. He really enjoyed his work. When a paid position at the caffe in Loxley House came up, he was delighted to be offered the role.

Read Shardel’s full story by clicking here.

Liam tends the "livestock" at Bizzy Bouncers.

Liam had to overcome speech issues and a want of self-belief to achieve his job goals.

He had struggled to make his own decisions at the start of the internship but his determination and the commitment of Pure job coach Beverley have brought him a long way.

The skills he acquired at the Sky High Arena – including  sanitising three-storey inflatables! – have transferred  perfectly  to his new role at Bizzy Bouncers.

Read Liam’s full story here.

Aaron stacking shelves

Aaron has the strong arms needed for this job!

Aaron overcame short-term memory issues with support from his job coach, Jade. This included the creation of a bespoke  timetable and the setting up of alarms on his mobile phone as reminders to do specific tasks by specific times.

These and other measures helped boost Aaron’s confidence as did the sound advice that it is fine to ask if you don’t quite understand something.

You can read Aaron’s Story here.

We are all delighted with Liam, Aaron and Shardel’s success – not least Neil Willows from Pure Supported Internships.

This is what I really enjoy about my job: seeing young people like Shardel, Aaron and Liam embrace the Internship, progress into something they enjoy and meet their own aspirations of having a paid job. It provides them with more independence so they can make more of their own choices.

They can be very proud of what they have achieved.

Neil Willows - Assistant Internship Contract Manger, Pure.

The Tameside Supported Internship is run in partnership with Tameside College, Tameside Council, Tameside YES and Active Tameside.

Our thanks to them all for their roles in these successes.

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