Leslie Wincote, 41, of Nuneaton is ‘lovin’ it’ at McDonald’s!
With years of experience from working as a petrol station assistant, security guard and site labourer, Leslie had a host of valuable skills but had encountered difficulties searching for a job. He was referred to Remploy by his disability employment adviser at Jobcentre Plus and worked with the field team in Nuneaton and the Coventry recruitment branch to search for work.
Within six weeks, Leslie had been successful and is now working as a maintenance assistant for McDonald’s at Bermuda Park in Nuneaton, a busy 24 hour restaurant. He joined a team of 80 crew members at the restaurant and works the busy late afternoon and evening shift from Thursday to Sunday.
“I’m responsible for keeping the car park and area around the restaurant clean and tidy,” he said. “I love everything about the job.” Restaurant manager Mandip Johal said: “Leslie has been one of our success stories; he works hard and is a valuable member of the team.
Initially, Leslie was apprehensive about working in a large team and using his own initiative as well as following the more structured jobs but he has totally proven himself wrong and can do any assigned task.” McDonald’s Franchisee Sarah McLean, who owns and operates the restaurant and six other McDonald’s restaurants in the area, has developed a successful relationship with Remploy’s Coventry branch.
To celebrate the partnership, Remploy’s regional director, Gareth Parry, and two members of the branch team joined Leslie at the branch to work a shift themselves. Sarah said: “It’s lovely to have people who work with us showing a genuine interest in what we do and it demonstrates the level of commitment Remploy has in seeing the recruitment process through and understanding the variety of skills required and the training provided for our staff.”