Manchester Airport has successfully hosted a number of interns on contracts supported by Stockport Charity Pure Innovations, with some going on to secure paid work for the first time.
The charity works with people with disabilities and those from disadvantaged groups to become more independent and access employment and community activities.
The Pure Supported Internship programme is a partnership between Pure Innovations, The Manchester College and employers such as Manchester Airport, giving the charity’s clients access to vital education, work placements and experience and support interns into paid work long term.
Pure Innovations continue to support their interns after graduating the programme and progressing into paid work, offering support such as CV writing.
One supported intern, Megan, has a Pure placement in the administration team at Manchester Airport. She said:
I joined the Supported Internship to find a paid job, make new friends and get experience. I have learned lots about myself like my confidence and independence. I couldn’t fault my role. Office work is what I want to do. I think the tutors are good. They explain things well and we have a good laugh. Sarah and Lisa [Pure Employment Officers)] deserve an award!”
Another intern, Nathan, has gone on to secure a paid placement at the Airport following his supported internship through Pure. After gaining experience as a trolley handler, he has been offered a position at World Duty Free after attending one of Manchester Airport’s recruitment events.