Supported work experience

Working in our cafes with the support of a mentor helps people on the path into employment

The feed chefs

We provide supported work experience placements for adults who face barriers to employment.

The work experience is within our cafés and catering business and there are various roles that you can try.

You do not have to be interested in working in catering and hospitality as you will learn many different practical skills that you can use in other job roles. We aim to help you build your confidence, motivation and self esteem in our positive learning environment.

I am relaxed when I am at The Feed, I feel I have a purpose and have something to offer others.

You will have the opportunity to take your Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate if this is something that interests you. Alternatively we will help you to look for other relevant training opportunities.

You will be able to work with one of our Opportunities Coaches on a one to one coaching basis. They will help you to search for opportunities, whether it be training, employment, volunteering or other valuable work placements. They will help you to set goals for the future, identify your strengths and you can work together to plan and implement your next steps.

I think the main thing The Feed has done for me is given me my voice back.  

There will be an opportunity to take part in workshops and external visits.

Lunch will be provided every day you are with us.

Our work experience is tailored to each individual so we can make sure it meets your needs. If you are interested in finding out more, please call us on 01603 850447 or send an email to

We also take referrals from other support services. Please email for more information or fill in the application form with your client and return to us.

If you need support to make an application, please don't hesitate to call 01603 850447 or pop into the café on Prince of Wales Road.

Thank you for your application, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Section 1: About you

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Please note that we cannot guarantee an environment free of nuts or other allergens

This might include things such as being homeless, drug/alcohol misuse, your mental or physical health, a history of offending, lack of qualifications or anything else that you feel gets in your way

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Section 2: About your referrer

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If you prefer you can also download our application form here.

You can fill this in yourself or on behalf of someone you are supporting. Please return it to or pop it into the café on Prince of Wales Road.

You have helped me find my inner smile that had been buried for safety. I now just want to continue to shine.
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