Making Wood Work

Last year, 44 people participated on the programme and 29 of them have progressed to positive outcomes.

Making Wood Work is a ten week programme to help you make progress towards employment, training or volunteering.  It’s made up of real work experience in our furniture making workshop, training in wood recycling and employability support.

It takes place in our South Street workshop on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am – 4pm and Friday 9am – 12pm.

Travel expenses, lunch and PPE are provided.

You don’t need to give up your benefits to take part on the course.

If you would like some further information or to arrange a workshop tour please contact Eileen on 0141 237 8566 or development@glasgowwoodrecycling.org.uk.

Ben - volunteer at GWR

Benjamin’s story

Benjamin came as a trainee on our Making Wood Work programme in May 2015. Before that, he hadn’t had paid work since 2001. Now Benjamin has a full-time job with a food processing company in Cambuslang.

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Peter - volunteer at GWR

Peter's Story

Peter joined Making Wood Work in February 2015. His determination to get back into ‘work mode’ has led to him gaining confidence in his abilities and finding paid employment.

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I really enjoyed learning to use tools and my initiative

Trainee

It’s a chance to meet new people and learn to work together

Trainee

I enjoyed making things for customers, going out on site and learning to use different tools

Trainee

The 10 weeks went really quickly and it got me back into a working routine

Trainee

It improved my confidence and gave me something to talk about at an interview and helped me get a job.

Trainee

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