Hare Hatch Sheeplands offers disabled student work experience

by | Feb 18, 2019 | Business, News | 0 comments

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A disabled teenager has been given work by Hare Hatch Sheeplands after other companies turned him down over his lack of mobility.

Ed Parkin, 18, suffers from a muscular condition which means he has to use a wheelchair.

He is currently studying for a level three BTEC in business studies at Reading College. He’s reached the stage of the course where he has to gain work experience.
He struggled to find work and says many of the companies he approached were unable to accommodate him.
Now Hare Hatch Sheeplands has invited Ed to work in the office.
Ed said: ?I am going to be learning all aspects of running a business. It means when I do go out and seek full-time employment after passing my exams, I can show that I do have the experience.
?After a few rejections, I am very grateful for the opportunity.?
Speaking about his condition, Ed said: ?I woke up one morning and realised that I had become paralysed. It was traumatic at the time.
?Now I have to go to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital for specialist treatment.
?I was introduced to Sheeplands by Nick Barnett, who is one of their consultants.
Sheeplands manager Andrea Burlingham said: ?We are very happy to give Ed the chance to gain experience. We wish him every success.?

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