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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Oh what a week! – An insight from new recruit, Sarah Jordan

It’s been a whirlwind for Sarah Jordan, 26, since starting with The Bayford Foundation as a data cleanser. Despite that, she was able to spare us five minutes to talk about her first week.

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How – and why – our training programme transforms lives

Major impact: Jessica, (1stleft) with TRFC Sales Manager, Shubbi Seehra (3rd left), Foundation Manager, Nick Elletson (3rd right) and fellow team members.

One of our main aims is to unleash the potential of all employees – empowering them to embrace new skills and gain confidence.

We’re very proud of our culture, which looks beyond an individual’s situation – identifies inner talent and gives them career opportunities via our pioneering Bayford Foundation.

Our recent Foundation graduates include Jessica Rawling, 19, who embarked on our training programme before joining The Right Fuelcard Company (TRFC) where she now sells fuel cards to businesses across the UK. Continue reading

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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A chat with one of our latest trainees about her exciting first week

 

Georgina Watson, 23, is among our latest new recruits to settle into the Foundation. We grabbed five minutes with her to glean an insight into her fast moving first week as a data cleanser with our busy team.

How did you come to be employed by the foundation?

I was introduced by Interserve, which provides skills, education and employment services and works closely with the Foundation. I had an icebreaker chat with Foundation Manager, Nick Elletson, at their offices, then I was invited up to Hunslet for a formal interview with Nick and data inputter, Chantelle Robinson and I was offered the job a week later.

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Why we’ve been digging deep to support a charity for older people!

Eight green-fingered volunteers – including our Foundation Manager, Nick Elletson – have put their backs into a charity gardening project as part of our commitment to our local community.

A dedicated champion of  ‘putting something back’, we encourage our staff to get involved with good causes, with all employees given a day off each calendar year to provide practical help or raise funds.

Our latest volunteering venture saw our team dig deep to help improve a community centre garden run by Older People’s Action in the Locality (OPAL) charity based in Leeds 16 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​which supports older people to live happy, healthy, informed lives in their own homes.

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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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