Mindful Gifts CIC

Work Experience in a friendly environment


Area’s support can be offered

Sandwell   Dudley   Wolverhampton   Central   Walsall


contact us

Vicki Phipps


where is it?

Mindful Gifts CIC Shop, 1 Church Street, Darlaston, Walsall, WS10 8DS



8 week placement to suit your needs


Overview of Support offered

We will provide you with an 8 week work placement in our unique Mindful Gifts CIC Shop that is set in the past located in Darlaston, Walsall (you can find us on Facebook!)

The shop is very informal and welcoming providing an atmosphere for an enjoyable experience. The 8 weeks will include a variety of work tasks including:

  • Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Shop based shelf replenishment and stock stake
  • Hospitality
  • Furniture repairs and maintenance

Sounds technical but it really isn’t!

You will also receive group and 1-2- 1 support in employment related activity including:

  • Interview techniques (including how to dress for interviews, roles plays, mock interviews)
  • CV writing and adapting CV’s for each job applied for
  • Application form completion and how to make sure the application matches the job description and person specification
  • Team Building
  • Confidence and resilience

Sounds boring but it really isn’t!

All of the support offered will be at a pace to suit your needs and requirements, so there’s no need to panic! Most of all it will be fun!

Our shop is set in the past as we specialise in dementia so as well as learning lots of new skills you will also learn about dementia at the same time. Oh, and I forgot to mention that we do Vintage Tea Parties, so you will also get to help to prepare these and see the enjoyment on people’s faces when they see the china teapots and cake stands!


Is this activity linked to;

Increasing confidence   Increasing motivation   Increasing Optimism   Improving employability


Where does this support fit into my journey?

Engagement   This is me   I’m up for it   I’m ready   I’m on my way


Session type

Individual   Group


what equipment should I bring?

None Required


Outcomes expected

We will ensure that you will gain more confidence and have aspirations to do well in your career. All of the tasks you participate in will help you to grow and develop new skills. The 8 week placement will be tailored to meet your needs and support will be given so that at the end of their journey you will be ready for work, training, further education or ready to start your own business.