Meet Some Students


This is a unique and positive pathway for students and adults with learning disabilities and autism to gain confidence and the vitally important skills for the transition between school and college and into the work place.




Hi I'm Kieran. I like to take before and after photos of the cars we valet. I am really proud of the work we do. I always ask if I can speak to customers so I can show them around  their cars when we are finished.




Hello my name is Alex. My favourite job on the car is vacuuming. Zest makes me smile and I work very hard. I am proud I can travel on my own and before Zest I had never been on a train on my own before.




I love using Tango which is one of our professional cleaning products, on the outside of the cars to get rid of all the dirt and grime. I am so proud to complete my training in the shortest time.




When we finish our work on the car it looks brand new. I like doing the really filthy jobs like the wheels. It can be really tough but I always have a smile on my face because I crack all the jokes.




Hello I'm Sophie, I train at Zest Car valeting and I really like the training I do here because it teaches me lots. I'm the only girl here so far and just me working with the lads, I love it! We all look out for each other.

"Team work makes the dream work."




From Paul at Zest. I run my Thursday team like a well oiled machine. It's my job to keep Martin (the boss) in line. I have learn't lots at Zest and I can now take car bookings at Eastbourne.




Hi I'm Arran I like talking to customers and I like customer service. When we finish a car I always show the customer around the car and show them the jobs we have done.




Hello I'm Sam. Zest makes me feel happy. I always do a good job. Working with the team makes me smile. I am team leader sometimes and I am good at taking charge I like the responsibility of being the team leader.




Hi I'm Rashid. I love doing the wheels and the tyres and the team all know me as the wheel expert which makes me feel so good.