Colleagues from our Pendeford site have partnered with Wightwick Hall, a local school for Autistic children, and have been supporting them with some key skills to boost their confidence and help them secure employment.
As well as running sessions at the school, the children are also invited into Lloyds Banking Group for work experience with a view of potential employment opportunities.
Lloyds Banking Group have really made a difference to the children, giving them help and support to understand workplace best practice and tips to help them in interviews. The children’s confidence has sky rocketed because of it, from not communicating at all at the beginning to having the confidence to take part in interview role plays. The difference really is there to see. I really appreciate that the team from Lloyds Banking Group have shown real faith in the children’s potential, seeing beyond their disability and making them believe in their own potential when others may not.
- Roger Carter, Founder, Work to Work charity at Wightwick Hall school