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May 13, 2024

Joshua Hoskins is a 25 year old man with Down syndrome who lives in Tamworth, England with his parents. He loves his family and friends, and his hobbies are horse riding, boxing, musicals, supporting Newcastle United Football team, going out on trips and going on holiday.

Josh has two jobs: he loves them both and has great buddies at each place. Josh’s Mum Debbie helps him create posts on LinkedIn every week, because Josh wants to help other people with Down syndrome to get a job if they want to.  

During this episode, you will hear Josh and Debbie talk about:

  • How he had found his job at Marshall Fleet Services with WorkFit, and how the Down's Syndrome Association in the UK prepared him for the role
  • What he does in his role with Marshall Fleet Solutions, and what he likes the most about it
  • How LinkedIn helped him find his second job at Movianto 
  • What inspired him to write about his life and work on LinkedIn
  • How work has helped him grow as a person, build positive relationships with his coworkers, and support his local community
  • Why employers should consider hiring people with Down syndrome, and how employers can include them in their companies 

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