Student Social Worker (Former Employee) – Lancaster – 16 June 2018
As a student, I was given very limited learning opportunities. The management within the organisation made for a hostile working environment. The work of the staff was positive despite these challenges.
Response (Current Employee) – Lincoln, Lincolnshire – 14 June 2018
I work for the Response Team. This team provides 24/7 support to Service Users who have a tele care unit and we also provide emergency short term care to support people being discharged from Hospital or Avoidance of going into Hospital.
I'm so, so proud to be part of this organisation where everyone works tirelessly to ensure an excellent service is provided.
There are so many services that Age UK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire offer with many different Teams and each and every one are amazing in their own right.
Cannot praise highly enough what a wonderful Team of people make up this organisation.
Best company I have worked for by a million miles!!!!
Excellent rates of pay, full support from managers, great cafe
Responder (Former Employee) – Lincoln, Lincolnshire – 12 June 2018
I worked as a responder in the Lincoln office. If your face fits your safe of not its catty, lots of back stabbing, frustrating as others in the same role are poor performers but never seen to get performance managed. Little to no safety risk assessments not always followed and even completed. Was so glad to leave this toxic environment. Don't trust anyone! Avoid at all costs.
Lates nights and early shifts no proper pattern, No work life balance, Out of pocket with car wear and tear
VOLUNTEER (Former Employee) – Boscombe, Dorset – 2 June 2018
Volunteering at Age UK part time whilst studying my first year at university was definitely great experience for when i get a paid job. It allowed me to get a feel for what retail work would be like as a job.
Furniture Warehouse Assistant/ Drivers Mate (Former Employee) – Rotherham, South Yorkshire – 24 May 2018
I would work in the Warehouse and as a Drivers Mate helping with the delivery's when not in the on delivery's I would work in the Warehouse helping to sort out the delivery's and help to load and unload the van. Help with customer questions. Help with the rotation of stock. and general day to day running of the warehouse.
I have volunteered at two different branches of Age UK, and the staff have all been friendly and management was good. I thoroughly enjoyed working here and picked up a number of skills whilst doing so. It's quite easy to build up a rapport with customers as there are many regulars.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Hailsham – 8 May 2018
I worked here as a Volunteer on a Tuesday afternoon. It enabled me to keep in with the local community. I worked the Cash Till and my Manager trusted me to do the weekly Banking at Barclays Bank. I sorted, collated and served customers.
First choices of items for sale at 30% discounts
Manager left and management problems not concerning me.
Work Experience Placement (Former Employee) – Runcorn, Cheshire – 8 April 2018
this was a work expierence role and day to day role included tagging steaming and sorting out donated clothes and other things, working behind tills and serving customers helping any customers out with their enquiries
enjoyed working with other peopleand getting on well with them
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – Redditch – 6 April 2018
When working at an AgeUK charity shop, I got to meet lots of people, whether they were shopping or bringing in donations of clothes, homeware items or money. On a typical day I would work behind the till, restocking the shelves, bringing in donations or helping people around the shop as a lot of times, people with different disabilities would come into the shop and ask for assistance. I learned how to work quickly and efficiently in order to complete many tasks in a small time frame whilst still completing them to an excellent standard, I learned how to assist people with different needs, how restock shelves in a way that meant customers could see everything available and how to work with money and other trusted valuables behind the till. There was a lot of culture at the shop, whether it was the people or the items that were donated. The hardest part of working at AgeUK was bringing in all the donations every day, as we got a lot of large donations it was often quite heavy duty work. I really enjoyed working at AgeUK as every day was different, we had to inspect all the items to make sure they were suitable to sell and this meant I got to view lots of products I never thought I would. It was also a satisfying feeling knowing that someone could find products in our store as there was only ever one of each item.