If you are an employer and would like to discuss the possibility of offering work placements in your company or organisation, please call FST Main Office on 020 8855 7386.
External Work Placements
FST sets out to make it as easy as possible for you, the employer, to provide this vital step back into employment. FST carefully selects trainees before putting them forward for an external placement. We will only suggest someone if we are confident of their reliability, performance and positive attitude towards work. We will agree hours, duties and length of placement with you. We are there at every stage to provide support both to the employer and trainee.
How does FST Prepare People for Work?
Ronnie Wilson, CEO First Step Trust, MBE
Trainees join FST as workforce members working for up to 12 months in our social enterprises which include MOT and garage service centres, foodservice outlets, painting and decorating and garden maintenance. Workforce members learn ‘on the job’ and build up their sense of responsibility as well as their skills.
Benefits for Employers
- Gain an enthusiastic worker with a responsible attitude towards work and willingness to learn.
- Save on recruitment costs if you decide to take the trainee on.
- Be recognised for doing your bit for the community by supporting local people back into work.