Day in the IT department gives Luke a taste of work [Gloucestershire Echo (England)]
(Gloucestershire Echo (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) FIRE safety and security firm Allcooper is supporting a scheme aimed at giving work experience to young people with a learning disability. It welcomed Luke Coulston Jenkins, an autistic student from the National Star College, Ullenwood, into its Gloucester office.
The visit was part of the 30/30 challenge, under the Grow Gloucestershire campaign.
Luke joined the IT department for the day, assisting staff with helpdesk enquiries, checking stock levels, sorting the software archive and re-connecting PCs and IT equipment. IT manager Hugo Grimes said "It was an absolute pleasure to work with Luke, who is a very polite and friendly individual." Allcooper's chief executive Roman Cooper added: "We were very happy to take part in the 30/30 challenge by offering Luke a day's work experience. The initiative is hugely rewarding for all and gives students a real taste of a working environment."
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