Why we passed our Investors in People re-accreditation with flying colours!

 The buzz and excitement continues as we celebrate retaining our cherished Investors in People accreditation for another three years.

Following our assessment, an IiP assessor said: “The organisation’s approach to The Bayford Foundation shows exemplary practice in working with individuals who have been unemployed for long periods to support and develop them back into working life; with some moving on to sales roles within The Right Fuelcard Company.” Continue reading

Why a former printer gives our Foundation the stamp of approval!

Thirty-five year old Gareth Conlon was forced to review his options when mobility problems meant he could no longer continue as a printer.

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Our newest trainee talks about her warm welcome

 

Yet another new starter has entered the Bayford Foundation‘s pioneering training environment. Here, rookie data inputter, Nicola Tuke, 43, talks about her first impressions of working for an organisation with a very progressive approach to helping its people succeed.

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A new recruit shares his exciting career boost

There’s been even more of a buzz in our offices since new Bayford Foundation arrival, Hamran Mamaniyat, 31, came aboard. Tackling his data inputting training with great energy, he gave us the lowdown on settling in. Continue reading

We’ve been highly commended for creating a wealth of job opportunities  

L to r Adam Walsh, Sue Jackson from Novus, Carol Richardson and Nick Elletson.

We’re proud as punch to be highly commended in a prestigious national award for our ongoing commitment to creating opportunities for disadvantaged and long-term unemployed jobseekers.

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Our business director is up for a prestigious Institute of Directors Award

Adam Walsh, business director of The Right Fuelcard Company (TRFC), which runs our Foundation, is a worthy finalist in the IoD Director of the Year Awards Yorkshire & North East.

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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

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

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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