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As a national charity with over 1,400 employees working in 200 locations across the UK, Shaw Trust offers a truly diverse range of career opportunities.

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About our people

See some of the different roles that our employees are doing and read about the varied work they are carrying out.

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How we recruit

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Case studies

  • Asda Wal-Mart

    Asda Bridgend was contacted by Shaw Trust to discuss any potential cleaning vacancies. Having high expectations of any suitable job candidates Neil Mundy, Store Cleaning Manager stated "I'm looking for candidates that can excel in their role, make it their own and go that extra mile which can only benefit my job and my business".

    Work Choice client Ceri certainly excelled Neil's criteria as within a week of starting his work trial he was offered a permanent role!

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  • Work Choice clients in the Tees Valley area have been making a huge impression on a local employer, so much so that the employer, INNOV8, have taken on not one but four Shaw Trust clients!

    INNOV8 is one of the North East's leading I.T.disposal companies collecting all manner of I.T. equipment from small to large companies, including Orange, BT and the NHS, which they dispose of in a simple, environmentally friendly and cost-effective way.

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  • Jessica

    27 year old Jess was one of the first clients to be referred to Shaw Trust's Work Choice programme. Despite having dyslexia, Jess worked hard to successfully gain GCSE passes whilst at school and college and she then went on to attain a BA (Hons) in Public Services.

    Jess quickly secured employment as a Customer Service/Sales Adviser with a national Insurance Company but in 2010, she was sadly made redundant from this position.

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  • Poundland

    Nigel, is a 42 year old gentleman who lives in Pontardawe with his family. Due to once having worked in a large retail store, Nigel is well known within his community and he speaks both English and Welsh.

    Leaving school with no formal qualifications and having mild disabilities and dyslexia, did not stop Nigel from being an outgoing individual but due to this speech impediment others sometime found it hard to communicate with him and this could at times impact on his workin....

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  • Elaine

    Elaine contracted septicaemia in 2008 which affected her strength and mobility. She was hospitalised for four months, and had to undergo intensive physiotherapy. Having been out of work for some time, Elaine required extra support to go back to her job as a Cook at Daisies Day Nursery.

    She was referred to Shaw Trust by the Nottingham Job Centre. Starting on the Work Step programme, she then joined their Work Choice programme in Nottingham.

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  • Joanne

    Taunton lady, Joanne, has managed to make a clean sweep of her doubts and worries about returning to work thanks to the support she received from Shaw Trust and her Work Choice Adviser.

    Joanne had previously been employed as a Cleaner within a local nursing home but due to the lack of support shown to her, and her health condition, Joanne began to seriously doubt herself and her abilities and eventually she gave up working fully believing that she could not perform.

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  • Lisa

    After enrolling on a Hair and Beauty Course at her local college Lisa, who has learning difficulties, lost her confidence and self esteem after being told by her tutor that she should not continue her course as she would never pass her NVQ.

    Noting her despondency Lisa's parents, who had heard about Shaw Trust within their local community, made a specific request to Lisa's Disability Employment Adviser at her local Jobcentre Plus office that Lisa was referred to Shaw Trust so....

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