In August our two graduate interns from Nottingham University – Niranjan Parayogasingam and Andrea Ferdinands – began work with us. They have been awarded to us for 8 weeks and are helping us do lots of preparatory work, researching information, writing our policies and risk assessments, getting quotes for bids etc. It has been a great boost to us.
We have been submitting funding bids, and holding meetings with organisations (like probation, MENCAP, Remploy, Seetec, Job Centre Plus, Intraining) looking to place people with us. We should be well-placed to meet their demands when we are up and running.