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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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 Christmas party was a tree-mendous success!

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Our foundation’s surprise Christmas party was the icing on the cake – and a fantastic way to round off a momentous year for our top team.

The organisers – comprising dynamic duo Nick Dodsworth and Martin Taylor-Hemingway – managed to keep everything under wraps until the big night on Friday the 16th of December.

After guessing (and being wide off the mark!) as to where we were partying and letting our hair down – we all gathered with excitement and anticipation in Leeds city centre when all was revealed. Continue reading

Business audience gives thumbs up to our recruitment presentation

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Companies from wide ranging sectors have given Nick Elletson, who heads our foundation, fantastic feedback on a presentation he gave about how we attract and retain great people.

Spearheaded by Manchester College, one of our recruitment partners, the employer engagement event was held to encourage businesses to work with the college’s recruitment arm and give people a second opportunity.

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