Moores have just returned from Paperworks’ 20th year celebration since their establishment in 1994!
Moores are joined in partnership with Paperworks, a local not for profit social enterprise, helping adults with learning, physical and mental health related disabilities get work ready.
The supportive work experience programme is specifically designed to provide trainees with work preparation training and support through a range of tasks and job roles in a number of working environments at Moores.
Jackie Keir, Deputy Manager at Paperworks’ Harrogate branch, commented: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Moores Furniture Group to deliver this fantastic programme.
“Many of our trainees have limited experience of different workplaces, so this is a great way to learn first hand about a wide range of jobs within the different departments helping to increase their skills and confidence ”
As part of the celebration the Paperworks trainees gave a presentation to the visitors and gave guided tours in small groups to help build their confidence further.
Moores help Paperworks trainees develop their general communication and interview skills, such as helping them with their CVs, as well as providing them with essential health and safety training in the workplace.
Mark Hunter, Moores’ Learning and Development Manager, said: “Paperworks is a fantastic organisation that we have worked in conjunction with for a number of years as a fulfillment house for sending out marketing literature and brochures to our customers. The introduction of this programme builds on our partnership approach to working even further.”
Harry, one of 5 trainees from Paperworks who have had a work placement at Moores said ‘I enjoyed my time at Moores working with the lads. It was a long day but it gave me confidence that I am ready for work’.
For more information on Paperworks visit www.paperworks.org.uk