Supported work experience

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


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.

The programme takes place for 40 hours typically spread over a 10 week period.

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

What will be included

We tailor the programme for each person to make it suit what you want. These are some of the things that can be included:

  • One to one support from one of our Opportunities Coaches.

  • Arranging visits and work experience with other organisations in sectors which interest you.

  • Helping you to set goals for your future and identifying your strengths

  • Making a plan and then putting this into action.

  • Taking a Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate.

  • Lunch will be provided each day you are with us.

Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more there are several choices:

  • Call us on 01603 850447

  • Email

  • Pop into our café on Prince of Wales Road, there's usually someone around 8.30am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

  • Complete the form below.

We also take referrals from other support services.

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.

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