Community Foundation for Calderdale’s own Steve Duncan had the idea to create a project, to put young people into
apprenticeships; He named it ‘Cycle for Work’. Cycle for work did extremely well in its 1st year as it raised just over £100,000 and put 24 young people into apprenticeships, after they achieved this very impressive milestone they decided that the ‘Cycle for Work’ project would need to become a charity … they changed the name to ‘Working Wonders’ and applied for charitable status and the rest as they say is history.
“In the first 12 – 18 months of Cycle for Work we successfully converted all our work placements into apprenticeships, other work or further education. We intend to continue to support Working Wonders in this way.” – Working Wonders Board
Working Wonders is aiming to secure 50 apprenticeship placements this year and raise £200,000 to support apprentices by contributing £1,500 per apprentice towards salary or mentoring support costs.
Apprentice Jade Drinnan, is a Retail Assistant at Harvey’s and Working Wonders Charity Patron. Whether she’s on the till, window dressing or shoe fitting, Jade is quickly becoming an accomplished retail assistant and she is getting help with her maths.
“I have to be at pass level to complete my NVQ and I really struggle with maths, so it’s a big help that I’m receiving some guidance and tuition,” says Jade.
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