Supermarket worker Jodi Shuttleworth is being celebrated by Sainsbury’s and Lincolnshire learning disability charity, Linkage, for achieving 20 years’ service in retail.
Jodi, 41, from Skegness, progressed from studying at Linkage College to begin his working life work at the Linkage Green Café in Mablethorpe, one of the work experience outlets operated by the charity. Jodi has worked since for different retail brands, starting with Gateway. The last five years have been spent at Sainsbury’s Spilsby store, where he is paid for 7.5 hours a week, working in the household section. He is responsible for putting out household items including kitchen towels and toilet rolls, collecting baskets and “dressing” the shelves on Mondays and Thursdays. Jodi is supported in this role by Linkage, which helps to find job opportunities and assists the relationship between the employee and the business.
Jodi is one of six staff out of the 71 at the Spilsby store to mark 20 years’ service and receive a special badge.
He said: “I was totally taken by surprise by the presentation just after I had started my shift. I am very proud of the badge and of my job, which I enjoy.”
Jodi was presented with a special badge for his uniform to mark the milestone by store manager, Gary Evans. Supervisor, Cathy Bailey said: “Jodi enjoys coming in, takes pride in the job and all the staff get on well with him.”
(Pic caption) Jodi with, from left: Carla Waite, HR manager at Sainsbury’s, Cathy Bailey, supervisor, Anthony Spiers, Linkage and Gary Evans, store manager.