We pride ourselves on providing a high quality, efficient service to a range of clients who require an experienced partner with the right technology, facilities and attitude.
Ayudante, which is Spanish for assistant, offers a competitive and social alternative to traditional in-house manufacturing, while offering work placements to disadvantaged people and enabling them to access work experience to get back into the job market. This involves taking part in the Disability Confident scheme, as outlined below.
From our Stoke-based factory we have dispatched over 2million finished products across almost 1,200 types in the past 12 months, and we can help you with ad-hoc batches or regular scheduled deliveries.
At Ayudante CIC, we are proud to announce that we are a part of the government’s Disability Confident Scheme. Over 52% of our team at Ayudante have disabilities and we promote inclusive work placements.
The Disability Confident scheme aims to help organisations “improve how they attract, recruit and retain disabled workers”. As of June 2018, over 6,500 employers had signed up to the Disability Confident scheme.
Being part of the scheme means we have committed to offer disabled people opportunities and that we are actively looking to attract and recruit disabled people, as well as supporting our current disabled staff.
We’ve supported 34% of our work placements into paid work.
Remain in employment for over 12 months.
We promote inclusive workplacements, with over half of our team having a disability.
At Ayudante, we offer a 4-week programme, which whilst doing this the volunteers will have more of an idea about the current job market. The volunteers will then go on to learn about different trades such as Bicycle Maintainance or Manufacturing.
Whilst doing this, we will be helping to improve volunteers CV’s, helping them to improve their confidence and well-being to go back to work which will then go on to encourage them to move forward into a job.