All of us at Marwell Wildlife connected with Rainbow Life Chances were saddened when our involvment with the project ceased. The professional support and dedication of the project staff from the initial contact, through development of the placement opportunities to the placements themselves impressed us all. We are extremely pleased to provide professional references for any of the young people placed with us and it was a most rewarding experience for Marwell to be involved in this project. We would be delighted to work in partnership on similar projects with Rainbow again.
As a host organisation offering work placements for five seconded young people we are delighted at the successful outcomes of the Rainbow Life Chances service. Candidates were carefully interviewed an placed in the most appropriate position available. Each young person was given induction training prior to starting their secondment. This meant the had the structures in place to help make their employment placements work e.g, had bank accounts and had seen a GP. They alo came better prepared and equipped to cope in a work environment.
Rainbow worked extremely hard and successfully throughout the work placements to keep good contact with their employees and to offer guidance and support. The young people also had access to support from an experienced mentor.
It was a pleasure to see how the young people involved in the project grew, both in respect to their approach to employment and their personal development.