At FareShare Sussex & Surrey we are not just passionate about reducing food waste, we’re also all about empowering our volunteers. If you are looking to return to work, or looking for your next job opportunity, then join us on the FareShare Futures Programme.

FareShare Futures is a job readiness programme designed to improve your employment prospects and get you prepared for a future role in the food or logistics industry. The scheme uses tailored individual learning plans and aims to deliver a programme which supports you holistically into sustained and meaningful employment or further education at the same time as improving your general wellbeing. Over a 6-12 week period, we provide a fluid programme of work experience, accredited training modules as well as one to one support which increases your chances of finding future employment. You will receive your  food hygiene training, manual handling training as well as taking part in group work sessions that build your confidence. You will gain first hand volunteering experience in our busy warehouse and get a real life introduction to the food and food surplus industry.

You will get one to one support with your CV writing, job interview prep and job application process. We will signpost you to potential employers operating locally and other community organisations where you can develop and practise your newly acquired skills.

In addition to gaining new qualifications,you will be making a real difference in the local community and get a chance to meet an army of other committed volunteers that believe strongly that no one should be going hungry while tonnes of food are being wasted nationally.

Last year we supported over a dozen of our volunteers back into employment, and you can be next. If you are keen to start your journey with FareShare Sussex & Surrey today, fill our application form below. If you have any questions and want to find out more about the programme please fill in the form below.

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Conal’s Story

In July 2021, Conal signed up for the FareShare Futures employability course. He was out of work for a while due to health reasons and needed a boost in confidence, as well as some help regarding his CV and interview technique. Conal really got stuck in as soon as he arrived, volunteering three days a week whilst completing the course. 

In August, he successfully completed his Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate and decided to stay with FareShare Sussex & Surrey and continue volunteering three days a week. At the beginning of September he was nominated to become a Lead Volunteer and, by the end of September, he was nudged towards applying for a 6 month contract as a Warehouse Assistant, which he did and secured full time employment with the Warehouse Team. 

Conal showed extreme commitment and enthusiasm and today he is an invaluable member of the staff, supporting the operations team and all the volunteers in our busy warehouse.

“Getting on board with the employability course was amazing. It taught me a lot regarding what employers are looking for and how to go into interviews with confidence without overthinking too much which was an issue for me for a long time. It taught me to just be myself and play to my strengths. In the end, it seems to have worked considering I got the Warehouse Assistant job.”