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Erin's growing in confidence thanks to her job at our Chesser store

May 01, 2018 01:44 PM

Meet Erin Gordon – our wonderful young colleague who's going from strength to strength after getting a job on the pizza counter of our Chesser store.

Erin, who's 18, found school difficult as she has anxiety and memory issues resulting from being born three months early. The school put her in touch with ENABLE Scotland, a charity which helps people with learning disabilities.

They helped Erin get an interview with Asda and, after she secured a job at our Chesser store, colleagues says she's becoming more confident all the time.

Erin said: "This job has really helped improve my confidence. Everyone who works here is good to me, and I enjoy chatting to customers. Asda have been understanding and helpful, and I enjoy my job.

"I was born three months premature and had two bleeds on the brain. This has affected my memory and means I also have anxiety issues, which can make things difficult for me.

"I left school at 16 and didn't know what I wanted to do. My school put me in touch with ENABLE Scotland, and they helped me through the interview process and continued to support me as I learned about the job."

Erin's manager James Duncan said: "Erin does a really good job. She's very efficient and punctual and during her time with us we've seen her come out of her shell and grow in confidence to become really popular with colleagues and customers."

Erin and Asda also recently supported DuoDay – a day of action to promote the role of disabilities in the workplace. This was hosted by the Scottish Union of Supported Employment who work with ENABLE Scotland.