ASCG has been working closely with Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the charity, Shaw Trust to give people with disabilities a chance to have a bright career with ASCG.
After employing two team members through Shaw Trust, we have been recognised and accredited with a Level 2 Disability Confident Committed accreditation, which will be renewed in 2021.
Meet David Pearson
David used to work for his local council, completing operative tasks such as fulfilling envelopes, boxes and such, working alongside other people with physical disabilities. David recalls: “I count my blessings that I am so lucky. I used to work with people who were blind, had no arms and had prosthetic legs. I am so grateful every day.” Sadly, David was made redundant by the council, which really knocked his confidence. He thought he would never work again, describing himself as hitting rock bottom.
David was introduced to ASCG by Shaw Trust in 2018. He came in to meet General Manager, Michael Richardson and HR Business Partner Dawn Hunter- Thompson who offered David a career with us. Since that day, David hasn’t looked back, saying: “When I arrived on my first day I was over the moon. It felt like winning the lottery. At first, I was quiet and wasn’t very confident with my work, but now I’m sticking on three labels at a time!”
Michael added: “The first time I met David, I knew I had to do everything I could to be in a position to offer him a job on my team. His work ethic and passion for his job are second to none. I’m so happy that David has settled and feels so comfortable at ASCG, he fits into the team and operation so well. I have no doubt David has a lot of happy years ahead of him at ASCG, and I look forward to working with him for years to come.”
David is a true inspiration, a real role model and an asset to our workforce. Swapping letters for garments has proven to be an easy transition for David, and it’s great to see and hear that he is loving working at ASCG as much as we are enjoying having him here.