Aldingbourne Workaid project sees the call go out to employers

James Faulkner in the Salvation Army
James Faulkner in the Salvation Army

A GROUP of top workers are on the look-out for jobs.

As part of the Aldingbourne Trust’s Workaid project, the hunt is on to find seven job-ready candidates the perfect place to work.

Their interests and experience vary, however they are all willing, motivated, enthusiastic and reliable and are open to consider any appropriate offers of employment.

Sarah Holden is one of the magnificent seven.

She lives in Bognor Regis but is willing to commute to work.

She is seeking employment in either retail or catering. She has experience as a kitchen assistant in preparing light meals and serving customers, and has passed an NVQ 2 in food preparation and cooking.

Sarah has been working part-time as a kitchen assistant since 2005, but unfortunately her place of work is closing down.

Sarah said: “I feel that I am punctual and hard-working. I like working by myself, 
but I can also work as part of a team.

“I am a person who is easy to approach and I am friendly, kind and caring towards others no matter what background they come from. I always do my best to help anyone who asks me for assistance.”

Darren Longhurst lives in Chichester, but is willing to travel to work as he possesses a full clean UK driving licence. He is also forklift-qualified.

Darren is looking for paid employment either in horticulture or in a warehouse.

He has experience in a variety of produce-growing techniques, handling produce, packaging and organising stock and cultivating bedding plants.

Darren said: “I am an industrious, physically-fit individual with 25 years’ experience in horticulture and nursery environments.

“I am reliable and have good practical skills. I am willing to learn and have a friendly disposition.

“I enjoy working as part of a team while at the same time being able to work unsupervised.”

The WorkAid project has been running for more than 15 years and has a brilliant track record of supporting employers to match the needs of their business to the skills of people with a learning disability.

It is a free service to employers, and an employment consultant will support them with inductions and work trials, to ensure 
they have the right person for the job.

The trust is committed to equal opportunities and overcoming barriers of diversity.

If you can help, please contact WorkAid manager Rachel Smither on 07508 038 639 or email