Aaron’s Internship Story

Aaron was nervous about meeting new people when he began his internship - but look at him now.

Aaron with the icebucket at Artisan

Aaron stays chilled in the cool surroundings of Manchester's Artisan restaurant and bar.

A joy of our supported internships is seeing  interns grow in self-belief. Aaron was apprehensive about new faces and new environments when he started the course but on his supported placements he rose to meet the challenge.

His first role was in the Manchester Arndale Market where he had cleaning duties in the cafe area. Being a part of a team in a real working environment, with a  job coach for support, really boosted his confidence.

A fruitful experience for Aaron.

When an opportunity arose with  Living Ventures  Aaron was encouraged to apply.  Living Ventures is the group behind some of our region’s top restaurants and bars with a  great modern approach to employment.

Aaron was welcomed into a working interview for the role of  ‘Bar Back’ and demonstrated his ability and his potential to learn new skills. To his delight he was offered the job at the super-cool Artisan bar and eatery in Manchester’s slick Spinningfields.


Having a job is brilliant. I'm really happy to start earning my own money


As a Bar Back, Aaron helps set up the bar before it opens. He prepares fruit for cocktails, stocks the fridges with drinks, helps with deliveries, keeps the ice troughs stocked and much more.

He works independently and just gets on with his job. He is happy to help wherever he is wanted.

Attention to detail is all important.

Aaron is doing really well. He is happy and always on time.

Chris - Artisan

Aaron is now much more confident  It is a great achievement Aaron. well done!

Our partners for the Manchester Support Internship are Manchester City Council, The Manchester College and in Aaron’s case, of course, Artisan.

The Internships prepare young people with a learning difficulty or disability for work by equipping them with skills, practical experience, confidence and a college qualification. Interested?