Over the past year, we have helped 900 people with autism or a learning, physical or sensory disability to find work placements through our Surrey Choices EmployAbility service.
The success of the service was celebrated recently at our Making a Difference awards where we highlighted what a difference being within a work environment can make to our customers lives. However, it’s not just our customers who have seen the advantages – some of the biggest employers in the country have benefitted from adding hard working, enthusiastic and skilled individuals to their teams.
Carl is a Sales Advisor with H&M. His main duties include serving customers, ensuring the shop is clean and tidy and helping with visual merchandising, but his favourite bit of the job is the interaction with customers.
Carl has worked really hard to gain confidence and develop new skills and has become known for being a perfectionist with an eye for detail. H&M continue to be very supportive to Carl Fairchild and have remained flexible and adaptable. They have continued to provide on-going training to Carl to ensure he has the support he needs in his role as a sales advisor.
As one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, H&M offers endless career opportunities. A fast-paced, buzzing environment with great diversity – a place where the customer is always the centre of attention.
When H&M interact with colleagues and customers around the world, their values help them develop and grow. Individually these values may seem obvious, but together they form a culture that they think is unique and different from many other companies.