Helping more people go far

11 million people across the UK struggle to secure employment, despite their desire to work.
This is where Clipper Fresh Start comes in.

At Clipper, we have all kinds of jobs for all kinds of people. And we focus less on previous experience than drive and potential. We partner with a variety of charity organisations who support people in removing and overcoming barriers to work.

So whoever you are, and whatever your background, our Fresh Start initiative will help you start a new chapter in logistics.

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Fresh Start Employees

We offer flexible working and expert training to individuals who are:

  • Learning and physically disabled
  • Refugees
  • Ex-offenders
  • Retirees
  • Ex-military
  • Full-time parents and carers
  • Homeless

Clipper’s commitment to Fresh Start

To ensure the initiative’s success, we have taken several steps including:

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Auditing sites to ensure we are fit for purpose and able to accept Fresh Start cohorts.

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Nominating Fresh Start Champions for each site to act as ambassadors for the initiative and be a safe point of contact for employees.

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Providing disability awareness training for site colleagues.

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Offering flexible and alternative shift patterns to increase access to employment (e.g. weekend only shifts and term-time only contracts).

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Having Mental Health First Aiders on each site.

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Installing systems and processes to monitor the success of the initiative effectively.

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Regular checks to ensure inclusion is successful and make any necessary adjustments.

Our Partners

We partner with local and national organisations for their experience in supporting people into work.

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UKs No.1 ex-offender recruitment specialist.

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The voice of learning disabilty.

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Specialising in vocational support.

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Helping to create an inclusive workforce.

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Responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy.

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Specialising in helping disabled people.

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Helping those sentenced to prison lead law-abiding and useful lives, while in prison and after they are released.

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Employee spotlight

Julie Cotterill

Hygiene Operative, Sheffield

What is your background?

I spent most of my working life as a childminder before finding a job as a social worker. But when things in my personal life started to go downhill, it became difficult to balance my professional and home life, so I decided to search for a new job.

How did Fresh Start help?

My local jobcentre introduced me to Portland College, where I received pre-employment training to secure a place on Clipper’s Fresh Start initiative. Within weeks, I became a Hygiene Operative at their Pretty Little Thing operation in Sheffield, which remains a valued role – especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

What are your hopes for the future?

I see myself progressing through Clipper and hope to become a Team Leader in the near future.

Julie Cotterill

Interested in becoming a Fresh Start partner?