Sean: A success story


Following a successful informal interview process, Sean began his work-based training on 6 July.

Sean is delighted to be taking up this fantastic opportunity for work-based learning. Sean is working with his mentors, Dennis and Lydia to develop a range of skills in the hospitality industry. Sean is currently working as a Breakfast Assistant too. Sean says:

“I like the job and the staff at the Holiday Inn and look forward to going there regularly”.

Sean’s colleagues were keen to express their views about the programme:

“Our experience to date has been amazing! To be able to offer Sean the chance to gain valuable work experience whilst working towards an NVQ fills us all with pride. He has fitted into the team really well and is pleasure to work with. He brings a smile to our faces and makes mornings fun! We are all looking forward to guiding Sean through this year.” Beverley Smith, Hotel Manager

“WorkFit has had a hugely positive impact on Sean, myself and the entire hotel. It’s a fantastic programme that supports people to gain employment and training and offers employers access to a diverse and capable talent pool. I know Sean is really enjoying his job and has already learned some valuable skills. I am very grateful for the scheme as it has allowed me to gain additional, invaluable skills and actually furthered my professional career and, last but not least, it has enabled me to work with a fantastic new employee. Sean is one of the most popular members of the team and has had a really positive impact on everyone here.” Dennis Routledge-Tizzard, Guest Service Assistant

Sean is receiving fantastic support and training from colleagues at Holiday Inn Express who are enthusiastic and committed to the programme.

The NVQ course has been specifically tailored to the needs of people with learning disabilities and incorporates a range of assessment techniques including observation, questioning, photo, and video –evidence-gathering to ensure that the learners are given as much flexibility as possible to complete the course and demonstrate their skills and abilities.