Training Our Trainees Ben: Student at Brighter Future Worskhop since 2009. Ben enjoys to be kept busy and also likes everyone else to be working hard. "It is good to work here. I like to keep busy and enjoy fixing stuff. I am friends with everyone and I like working with my babe the best (Karen). I always keep myself busy and don't stop. I like working with all the different tools." Stephen (SPUD): Student at Brighter Future Worskhop since 2014. Stephen has a very cheeky side that makes everyone laugh. He tries really hard with his speech of which has improved a lot. Matthew: Student at Brighter Future Worskhop since 2015. Matthew has gained a lot of confidence since first attending. He is now working alongside others and engaging others in conversation. "I like working with everyone. Working here has made me more sociable and confident. I have learnt new skills. If I didn't come here I would be sat at home wasting time." Jordan: Student at Brighter Future Worskhop since 2014. Jordan came to the workshop very shy and nervous. Now he is extremely confident and the chattiest student we have. "I like working because it is enjoyable. I like to see Pete and my friends. I love quiz day because I am the quiz master! I am best at talking." Ian: Student at Brighter Future Worskhop since 2011. Ian has come out of his shell from his first few weeks with us. He now starts conversations and has a joke with us all. "It is like a family here because everyone is kind and helpful. I like doing the servicing the best because I am learning more. I used to be shy but I now have more confidence. Lunchtime is my favourite time of the day because I talk with all of my friends." Chris: Student at Brighter Future Worskhop since 2008. Chris is a great character to have in the workshop. He makes us all smile and laugh everyday with his jokes and singing. "I like coming to see friends, I have made loads of friends. I am very sociable and always busy. I am an entertainer and I am good at singing. I am a good worker and I will always help others." Daniel: Student at Brighter Future Worskhop since 2012. Daniel has built a lot of confidence from being at the workshop as well as making many friends. "I have tried to get different jobs but Brighter Future said I can come here. I learn lots of skills. I like when people give us donations because we can have new things to work on. I like making things shiny and taking things apart. I love playing table football on my break." Declan: Student at Brighter Future Worskhop since 2014. Declan is a pleasure to work with. He is a comical genius with a great sense of humour. Always smartly dressed and great fun. Colin: Student at Brighter Future Worskhop since 2015. Colin comes in every week with a happy smile on his face and is always talking about football. Mark: Student at Brighter Future Worskhop since 2009. Mark is always happy and smiling. He really enjoys helping everyone. "The best thing about working here is putting stickers on the work we do. I work hard. I like helping everyone." Graham: Student at Brighter Future Worskhop since 2006. Graham loves to talk with all his friends here and always starts a sing-a-long in the workshop. "I like coming because everyone is nice. The best is when I pass my skills and get certificates. I have loads of certificates at home. If I didn't come here I would be sat at home and be bored."