NICKEL SUPPORT SESSIONS
All sessions we deliver at Nickel Support have a real purpose to them and they not only contribute to the overall growth of the trainees, but they are also integral to the development of the Enterprises
This is our most popular enterprise at Nickel Support, in which the team produces wonderful products, which are sold in our ‘Interestingly Different’ shop and online. The team learns the art of turning a tired/old piece of furniture into something beautiful.
The trainees are involved in all aspects of the process, from designing the piece of furniture, through to giving the final coat of wax.
We are always thinking about new enterprises and this session is dedicated to finding new products we can develop. Trainees are currently developing a range of teabags. They are experimenting with various new recipes and techniques to try and create delicious flavours to sell, which will increase profits and, in turn, enable us to employ more trainees.
This enterprise is mainly focused around our jam & relish products, which have been lovingly developed over the past few years. Trainees are involved in all aspects of the creation of these wonderful products, including the making, the ‘jarring’ up and labelling. Alongside this they also bake a range of cakes to be sold each week at our cafe.
RETAIL WORK (CARSHALTON ONLY)
Trainees have the opportunity to work in the Interestingly Different shop, getting involved with all aspects of retail. This includes serving our customers, pricing, delivering/collecting furniture and creating shop floor displays.
Many of the products we make are sold online through different sales channels. Trainees learn the steps needed to ensure we are showing the products in the best possible light, including creating a description of the product and photographing it.
CAFE (CARSHALTON ONLY)
This session gives our trainees the opportunity to learn new skills in a real work environment. Trainees get the opportunity to learn how to deal with customers as well as serving skills, understanding food hygiene and undertaking barista training. Trainees are also interacting with customers which helps them build confidence and communication skills.
In order for anyone to be fully engaged at work and in life, we believe it is important for people to feel good both mentally and physically. Trainees can take part in yoga sessions, which is a fantastic way to strengthen your core, stretch your body out, but more importantly calm your mind.
The dance sessions are a fantastic way for trainees to let loose and strut their moves around the studio. The trainees taking part in these sessions have the energy to perform to a much higher level in the employment related sessions ... and they also have a little extra sass in their step!
Exercise enhances our physical and mental wellbeing, helping prepare our trainees for the world of work. Each exercise session is tailored to the needs of the trainees taking part, ensuring they get the most out of it and are ready to attack the rest of their sessions with lots of energy.
Throughout the week we run cookery sessions for trainees to learn new recipes, or to practice ones they have made before. The aim of this session is for the trainees to fully understand the process of making each dish, so they are able to cook it for themselves or their family at home.