Where there’s a Will there’s a way!

Will stacking the shelves at Tesco's Exmouth as part of his work experience
Will stacking the shelves at Tesco’s Exmouth as part of his work experience

WESC Foundation learner, Will, aged 19 has been taking part in a weekly work placement at Tesco’s in Exmouth for the last month. Will, accompanied by his enabler Suzanne Bushell, goes into the store every Thursday, working in the grocery section from 11am to 2.30pm. During that time he helps re-stock and tidy shelves and break down boxes once produce has been put out on the shop floor.

Will said he has very much enjoyed his placement so far and particularly likes destroying the empty cardboard boxes. Will has cerebral palsy and numerous eye conditions including Retinopathy of Prematurity. Prior to his time at Tesco he had already completed several other work experience placements, including one at Exeter City Football Club. Will, a self-confessed huge football fan, spent time at the club checking fans’ security tags as they came through the turnstiles.

Linda Stafford, WESC’s Work Experience Coordinator said: “He is an excellent example of what can be achieved with a positive attitude and determination.

“Upon leaving WESC, Will hopes to remain in Exeter, living independently in one of the supported houses provided by WESC and hopefully in paid employment with the work experience he has gained previously and at Tesco.”

Will getting to grips with the shelf boxes!
Will getting to grips with the shelf boxes!

Will’s work placement has been organised by Whizz-kidz, a charity which helps provide wheelchairs for children that require them.

Well done Will!

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