Shaun wins North Devon Trainee of the Year Award

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We are so proud of our very own Shaun Turner who has won the North Devon Manufacturers Association ‘Trainee of the Year 2017’ Award.

Shaun, 44, who was unemployed for over 7 years, works at the Pluss factory in Barnstaple. Shaun has overcome 
a range of significant health barriers, including diabetes, back issues, depression and anxiety. He also needed
support with 
numeracy and literacy.

Since coming to Pluss, Shaun has embraced the opportunity to receive support with his reading and attended
weekly sessions to improve his literacy skills. He has gradually increased to full-time hours, and is motivated
and committed.

Shaun has made amazing progress. He excels at meeting stringent quality standards and is now responsible
for opening and securing the Pluss site in Barnstaple, which manufactures luxury beds on behalf of Vi-Spring.

Shaun is now financially self sufficient.  He is an active role model for new trainee’s in the factory and helps them
with both practical and emotional support. He is a great advocate in encouraging people to grasp the opportunity
that has been given to them – just as he has!

Huge heartfelt congratulations to Shaun from everyone in Pluss. 

Pluss delivers Work Choice, the Department for Work and Pensions specialist disability employment programme.
Work Choice receives funding from the European Social Fund for customers referred to the programme prior to
25th April 2017.