Jodie’s Story

Jodie has recently been given the opportunity to complete a work placement as a receptionist for 6 weeks on a voluntary basis.

A picture of Jodie sat in an office desk Working on the computer.

"I am really enjoying working here, it’s keeping me entertained and out of trouble! It is the best thing that has ever happened to me."

Jodie is supported by Alternatives Futures Group (AFG)  and Pure partners with AFG to provide employment support to their clients.

Jodie is based at  Zen Internet in Sandbrook Park Rochdale . Zen Internet provides data, voice and hosting services to business and residential customers and has been operating in Rochdale for the last 18 years.

Jodie said: “I am working as a receptionist. My first day was the 16th October and I work there every Wednesday. I am really enjoying working there, it’s keeping me entertained and out of trouble! It is the best thing that has ever happened to me.”

Jodie’s jobs include laminating, photocopying and checking emails. Jodie has her own desk and is left to get on with her jobs with some support from Jemma Heyes, Employment Officer at Pure Innovations.

Jodie works really hard when at Zen. She  is such a quick leaner and minimal  support is needed from myself. She seems to have fit right into the working  environment and each week I see a difference in her confidence and motivation;  it is a pleasure to watch. – Jemma

Jodie’s mum echoed Jodie’s enthusiasm. She said: “This is really good for Jodie which will help her learn new skills. Even I would like to work there!”