Nida joined Bread & Beyond in 2019 as our bakery Job Coach to help young people with autism gain vital skills within our bakery for them to be able to thrive in the world of work.

As Bakery Job Coach, Nida arranges regular sessions to enhance the customer services and in-bakery hygiene skills our young people are developing, alongside the baking aspect itself. This ensures industry-level standards, supporting the young people's prospects of employment.

Nida previously worked for another charity, helping young adults with disabilities to get into work, so has the ideal background and experience for her Job Coach role.

The idea is to get that industry-style working environment right here. The main thing is our young people can use these skills to find employment either in a bakery or elsewhere, such as in a customer-facing role. 

Sydea Nida Naqvi, Bakery Job Coach