Our latest trainee gives us the lowdown on her dynamic first five days

New starter with The Bayford Foundation Vanessa Ible, a 46-year-old mother of two, hit the ground running as a trainee data cleanser and filled us in on her fast-moving first week. Continue reading

Time flies! – Oliver reports on his non-stop work placement year

We will soon be bidding a fond farewell to our fab work placement student, Oliver Hempsall. To mark this sad departure, we asked the 22-year-old marketing assistant to run through his exciting stay with us and The Right Fuelcard Company (TRFC), which runs our Foundation:

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How we fuelled a scouts’ camping trip to Snowdonia

Out latest community project has accelerated the success of a local scout group’s first ever camping trip to Snowdonia.

As a dedicated champion of ‘putting something back’, when we heard that Church Fenton scouts needed support for the expedition we fuelled a minibus for the Wetherby-based group.

Armed with our newly launched prepaid RightPay fuel card, the seven-strong troop of youngsters and three scout leaders had £300 worth of diesel for their adventure.

Adam Walsh, business director of The Right Fuelcard Company (TRFC), which runs our Foundation, says: “We wholly support the idea of encouraging young people to embark on informative and enjoyable outdoor activities and were very happy to help out.”

Scout leader, Sally Tindall, adds: “We can’t thank The Right Fuelcard Company enough for making our limited budget stretch a lot further. The fuel card was easy and convenient to use as the price was fixed wherever we went. It was easy to find stations that accepted the card thanks to the handy site locator available on the RightPay website. The scouts had a great time and came back buzzing with what they had seen and done.”

TRFC, which was ranked 33rd in the Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For in 2016, runs a vibrant charity and community support programme, raising almost £3,300 since 2013 for Leeds Children’s Charity alone.

On two separate occasions over the past few months, two groups of TRFC employees helped to improve a community centre garden run by Leeds charity OPAL, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​which supports older people to live happy, healthy, informed lives in their own homes.

The business encourages staff to work with good causes, with all employees given a working day off each calendar year to provide practical help or raise funds for a charity of their choice.

You can find out about Church Fenton scouts group at www.churchfentonscouts.org.uk.

For more information on The Bayford Foundation and job opportunities available, visit www.bayfordfoundation.co.uk or call 0113 202 5129.

How our #CareerTips videos are helping jobseekers

We’re boosting job applicants’ chances of success with a dynamic new series of YouTube videos that give practical tips on how to write their CVs.

Each short #CareerTips film is presented by Foundation Manager, Nick Elletson, who takes viewers through simple steps to help them impress employers and find the right job.

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Why we’re helping inmates to become workmates

Our foundation manager, Nick Elletson, receives many invitations as a result of our powerful relationships with community organisations that refer future staff to us.

Invitations this year have included one to take part in a jobs resettlement fair at Leeds Prison, in Armley.

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We’ve scooped a bronze award for our commitment to the armed forces community

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Our commitment as a ‘no barriers’ employer have been acknowledged with a bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) awarded to The Right Fuelcard Company, who runs our Foundation

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Our latest trainee reveals all about his busy first week

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As our fab foundation continues to go from strength-to-strength, we are very excited to welcome our latest recruit, ex-Royal Engineer, Ryan Hartle. We caught up with Leeds lad, Ryan, 19, who gave us the inside track on his exciting first week as a data inputter with our busy team.

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Why our foundation is off to a flying start in 2017

 

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The lively team at our foundation is all fired up and ready to go as we look forward to another exciting year.

With a dynamic series of developments and success stories already underway, we’ll be revealing the details in future blogs – so keep coming back to find out more!

The busy, buzzing first week of 2017 has seen us continue to be called on by the media for comment and opinion – with TRFC business director, Adam Walsh, invited to give his business predictions for the popular business publication Business Link.

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We’ve made a BIG splash in the Yorkshire Post – read all about it!

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We’re on a roll – and wanted to share the exciting news with you that we’re featured in a three-page, full colour feature in the Yorkshire Post’s ‘Yorkshire Vision’ magazine.

The article ‘Inmates to workmates’ by business reporter, Ismail Mulla, focuses on how The Right Fuelcard Company (TRFC) and our groundbreaking Bayford Foundation training arm have solved a skills gap over the past few years.

The feature outlined how we achieved this by helping long-term unemployed people and ex-offenders – with no previous sales experience – into careers by uncovering their potential.

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More career development celebrations as Nick goes top of the class

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We’re celebrating the achievements of yet another fantastic Bayford Foundation graduate – but this time it’s for their success in an external qualification rather than a move to The Right Fuelcard Company’s (TRFC) sales team.

Our foundation manager, Nick Elletson, has gained his CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HR Management at a vibrant award ceremony at Leeds University. He was formally presented with his certificate by bestselling author, broadcaster and educator Gervase Phinn.

The event was the culmination of a year’s hard work for Nick which, along with his busy day role, saw him studying one evening a week at Leeds City College, followed by a raft of assignments and revision at home most weekends.

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