Supergroup, a top FTSY 100 Company head office is based in Cheltenham. Supergroup are a design and manufacturing clothing company with outlets all over the world. They market and sell the Superdry brand.
Supergroup worked alongside the Forwards Employment Team, agreeing to provide paid jobs for people with disabilities, with support to integrate the candidates into their company. Their initial employment requirement was within their Customer Services Department. If this programme went well, Supergroup were keen to roll this out to other departments within the company!
They agreed to give two people an opportunity in this department on a one week trial supported placement. Interviews took place with the two prospective candidates and they were then placed on work trials. These were successfully completed, and both Lucy and Jess have since been offered paid roles. Jess was offered a 30 hour position spread over 5 days, as she impressed the employer with her increased confidence and developed skills. Lucy has a 14 hour paid role spread over two days, and has continued to work hard and show a strong work ethic!