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Spotlight on… Sixteen Cooperative

March 31, 2023

WE Work is pleased to work in close partnership with an award winning specialist job coaching organisation.


As a project, WE Work engages a wide range of participants some of whom need specialist support to get into paid work. We work alongside a number of different partners who are experts in their fields of employment support. One such partner is a small yet dynamic Bristol based cooperative business called Sixteen.

Sixteen has been supporting people with a learning difficulty, learning disability and/or autistic people into paid work for over a decade now.

They are a specialist supported employment agency and  follow good practice supported employment processes, which are by their nature person centred and tailored.

Sixteen typically follows the 5-step supported employment process:

  • jobseeker engagement
  • vocational profiling
  • job/enterprise search
  • employer and community engagement
  • in-work support

Sixteen helps employers and jobseekers navigate the recruitment process, providing support and practical guidance along the way.

Since 2021, the partnership between WE Work and Sixteen has supported a wide range of WE Work participants into paid employment and ensures continued support for young people finishing their supported internship.

Read more about their wonderful work here:

Sixteen – Home (sixteencoop.co.uk)
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