This coverage celebrates three of our students, Daniel, Sam and Valentino, who completed their internships and have subsequently been offered permanent employment at Greggs.
As part of their work, all three of our students gained experience in Gregg’s warehouse and distribution centre in Enfield as warehouse operatives. They were tasked with picking orders, placing them in cages and preparing for them to be loaded onto trucks and taken to local Greggs shops.
The leading UK food-on-the-go retailer struck up a partnership with West Lea in 2019, taking on a cohort of students as part of the school’s Supported Internship Programme. The programme is a one-year full-time study scheme for 16-24-year-olds who have SEND or an Education and Health Care Plan. It involves an in-person work placement with a local employer, with one day a week in class to continue working on any areas for development that have been identified in the workplace.
Student Daniel said: “It’s been a really positive experience, where I’ve made some new friends and have received a lot of support from the job coaches and Greggs staff, all who have pushed me to become more confident in myself and what I do.
“I enjoy being with people in this role and feel so grateful for the opportunity. It has motivated me to keep getting better and has given me greater purpose.”
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