Elise’s story

'Volunteering at WECIL gave Elise the confidence and specific skills she needed, just before starting her professional life '

My name is Elise and I am French. I have worked for WECIL during several mouths, on a work placement program.

After my communication studies, I decided to go abroad in order to improve my English language and to have a significant experience in the UK.

I was placed in WECIL as a volunteer communication and marketing assistant.

This experience was a real opportunity for me, and it has been very rich for different reasons.

From a professional point of view, I have been able to use my communication and graphic design skills. I have learned new  vocabulary specific to this type of work and I have participated in interesting events and projects (drop in sessions, radio shows etc).

On a personal side, it was a pleasure to work for a good cause such as supporting disabled people in Bristol. The volunteering has given much more meaning to my travels.

WECIL’s team is really patient, open-minded and friendly. Inspite of my limited English at the beginning of the internship, they took the time to understand me.
I feel really well received and I am happy to be part of the WECIL Community!

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Next week @WECILBristol are collaborating with @CfDHoH to host an event to get your views on the support provided by @BristolCouncil's SEND Sensory Support Service as part of our work for the @VoiceInfluenceP
details here https://t.co/vUmyhNoyl7 #haveyoursay #voice

This is such a valuable learning experience for WECIL, what a fantastic project to be a part of. #employment #learn #shareideas https://t.co/AZq6hJgZH4
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Kinny at WECIL @KinnyWECIL
Listening to disabled people at CRPG who are on an employability project reminds me of the similar work we do at @WECILBristol - They’re on a professional & educational certified course that will lead to them having an internship with a company in #porto https://t.co/vaeAEpSvGN

What do you think of the clean air proposal? Will you be affected? There will be a live Q & A session next week with @MarvinJRees so if you have any questions or worries then you can feedback. We want to make sure that the disabled community are able to travel easily in Bristol. https://t.co/0bGqfsmitW
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My next Facebook Live Q&A on Tues 19 November 18:30-19:30 will be a #CleanAirZone special

Ask me any questions you have about our proposals at https://t.co/LQFHEVFEGp

If you’re not on FB, you can submit questions in advance by commenting on this tweet or using #AskBristolMayor https://t.co/JFqFC6iEB6
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