Jobs success for project

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A SPORTS employment project aimed at people with disabilities is celebrating success in South Yorkshire two people landed new jobs.

The initiative, set up by the Federation of Disability Sports Organisations in partnership with Action for Employment, aims to help people - particularly those with sports qualifications - show what they can do in the workplace.

It was set up to tackle barriers disabled people face when in the jobs market and open up opportunities matching their skills.

Sheffield man Matthew Riley, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, has used the project to help him land an unpaid work placement that shows off his IT skills and qualifications.

Barnsley teenager Jamie Ibbotson has landed his dream job working as a volunteer assistant in the disabled supporters enclosure at Barnsley Football Club.

Meanwhile, Alexander Thompson from Sheffield who has learning disabilities has received help to get him enrolled on a RLS Lifesaving Course with a view to becoming a lifeguard.