Case Studies

Feedback from our placements

I only have positive feelings about the way New-U is run

“I only have positive feelings about the way New-U is run and has helped my autism and my confidence.  Just by working with the team I am more independent.” Young person supported on a Work Placement with New-U Norwich.

I have become more confident when meeting new people which include staff and customers

“I have become more confident when meeting new people which include staff and customers, everyone is very friendly and I highly recommend New-U to anyone who is looking for work experience. I have learnt so many new things whilst working with staff at New-U and they are very supportive if you need help or get stuck on something, even if you make a mistake by accident they help correct you.  What I like about engaging with New-U is that I love talking to staff and talking to new customers, I also love to help staff when needed. I like being part of the team.”  Young person supported on a Work Placement with New-U Norwich.

Working with New-U has helped boost my confidence by providing me with the opportunity to help in a retail environment

“Working with New-U has helped boost my confidence by providing me with the opportunity to help in a retail environment. They also provided workshops to help with writing a CV, searching for jobs and managing finances. Since engaging with New-U I have gained some experience working in an environment I previously wasn’t comfortable with and found that I enjoy some aspects of it.  The staff that I’ve worked with are very kind, friendly and supportive. I enjoy being in the shop and working as part of the team and I always feel as if I’m welcome there.” Young person supported on a Work Placement and Employability Workshop with New-U Norwich.

I was welcomed and was made to feel comfortable and supported

“During my work placements, I was welcomed and was made to feel comfortable and supported. The sessions were really enjoyable and everyone was friendly and approachable. I learnt to be more independent and my confidence majorly increased. I had the chance to get used to being in a real working environment and I would do the placements all over again if I was given the opportunity. I am going to see if I can volunteer at the shop on a semi-regular basis in the future to stay in touch with everyone. I cannot think of any way that the work placement project could be improved, I really enjoyed it, thank you.” – Young person supported on a Work Placement and Employability Workshop with New-U Cromer and Merchants’ Place.