Discover Fresh Start

Our new equal opportunities programme.

Our Fresh Start programme encourages diversity, flexible working hours and training opportunities for individuals who are:

  • Mentally or physically disabled
  • Full-time parents
  • Retirees
  • Homeless
  • Refugees
  • Ex-military
  • Ex-offenders

With Fresh Start, you will:

  • Be part of a team
  • Connect with like-minded people
  • Find new ways to apply current skills
  • Learn new skills
  • Receive new training opportunities
  • Work in an innovative environment
  • Receive flexible working hours (where desired)

As Fresh Start aims to offer employment to people that would otherwise face barriers to work, we partner with several charity organisations, geared to support vulnerable people in the workplace.

  • Reed In Partnership
  • Mencap
  • NHS
  • CTP
  • Emmaus
  • Big Ambitions
  • Sheffield’s Working
  • Autism Plus
  • Shaw Trust
  • Tempus Novo

Through working closely with these partners, we have been able to offer over 600 people work across our business, in just the first 12 months of the programme.

So far, Fresh Start has been a huge success for our team and is gaining industry recognition. In 2019, we celebrated winning the following awards:

  • RHA Diversity Award
  • ENEI Impact Through Innovation Award
  • Highly Commended at the ERSA Awards for our partnership with Mencap

Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident

At Team Clipper, we take our commitment to equal opportunities very seriously. We have achieved Disability Confident status, which means the only criteria we have for our opportunities revolves around the individuals’ fit for whatever vacancy they apply for.

Along with working hard to create part-time and differing shift patterns, to give full-time parents time to work, we have taken several steps to ensure the success of our diversity and inclusivity programmes:

  • Achieving Disability Confident status
  • Auditing sites to ensure we are fit for purpose and making any reasonable adjustments necessary
  • Recruiting Fresh Start Mentors for each site, to act as ambassadors for the scheme, and be a safe point of contact for any employee experiencing issues with mental or physical disability
  • Having trained Mental Health First Aiders on each site
  • Providing Disability Awareness training for site colleagues
  • Installing systems and processes to monitor the success of the scheme effectively
  • Mitigating risk through stringent checks during the recruitment process
  • Regularly checking and auditing to ensure inclusion is successful and making any necessary adjustments