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Supported LearningSupported Learning students • Samantha Spink, Lucy Killington, Kishan Patel and Caleb Barwick-Francis at Tesco in South Tottenham.

Students with special educational needs will be undertaking eight weeks’ work experience at Tesco this autumn.

Around 15 Supported Learning students from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) will be working at the South Tottenham branch from 12 October.

They will be employed in different areas of the business including customer services, groceries, produce, dairy and warehouse deliveries.

The students visited the store for a staff induction on 2 October, which included learning about health and safety, including cleaning up spillages, handling heavy goods, fire prevention and food hygiene.

Student Rilwan Yusuf, 24, added: “I am looking forward to working at Tesco because it is going to be a different experience and give me confidence.”

Student Kevin Ockan, 22, said: “I feel great about having a job. I am looking forward to working with the staff and helping the customers with their shopping.”

Supported LearningSupported Learning students at Tesco with Store Manager Bernard Osei-Tutu and HR Manager Sacha Prior.

The students are all studying Employability courses at the College, which cover work skills, job interviews, managing money, computing, English and maths.

Store Manager Bernard Osei-Tutu said: “We saw this as a great opportunity to give these students a head start in their careers and support the local community.

 “As a company, we’re keen to give opportunities to anyone regardless of their background, and hope these placements will provide them with a good experience of working in retail and develop their skills for employment.”

Call 020 8442 3055 or click here for more information on Supported Learning courses at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London.

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