Our Somercotes branch receives employer award

Our Somercotes team were delighted to attend Landmarks college employers awards this month and received a special award for being a top employer this year. The team got involved with Landmarks when Ryan Clarke-Booth joined them in 2018 on work placement. Ryan has autism and a keen interest in automotive and attended our Somercotes branch, alongside his support worker Sam, every week. He proved to be very hard working and in 2019 was offered a part time job.  Ryan helps the team with putting away tyres and keeping the workshops clean and tidy. He has excellent attention to detail and is now also very proficient at wheel balancing.

Landmarks is specialist college that facilitates work placements for students with specialist requirements and who may find themain stream college difficult. Learners often have very specific needs and Landmarks provides a support worker to attend work with the student, helping them progress and develop their skills within the workplace. Enabling the students to be independent.

Ryan is a fantastic asset to the Somercotes team and well liked by both staff and customers. He’s has developed both his skills and confidence during his time with us and we hope he continues to enjoy his learning and being part of the ETS team.