Tanjida Nipa (19) commenced her training on the Entry to Employment programme. She completed her Level 1 in Business Administration and improved her maths and English skills. This enabled her to continue her studies and enroll on an Apprenticeship programme. With the help of her dedicated Assessor, she was successful in gaining a paid Apprenticeship at Altaf’s Solicitors in Bradford, as an Office Junior.
Tanjida thrived in this new and exciting role, developing and improving her administration and customer service skills. As a result, Tanjida was successful in gaining a full time, permanent position within the company. She successfully achieved her Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration in May 2012 and has now been given extra responsibilities, with a view of training her to become The Office Manager within the next few months.
Tanjida hopes to use her skills and experiences to support new Apprentices in the future.
Ellie came for an interview in September last year wanting to start on the customer service l2 course. Ellie had left school early and had no qualifications. Ellie began placement at fitness first later that week where she proved that she was capable of dealing with customers in a polite and professional manner.
Later, Ellie wanted to move from receptionist to a more retail based placement. Ellie worked at Poundstretcher, developing her skills and knowledge. We then moved on to developing her CV and interview skills and when a position became available at Poundstretcher Ellie applied and was successful in getting the role as a part-time sales assistant. During this time Ellie has worked hard and completed her Communication and Application of number qualifications.
Ellie continued to work hard and applied for a new job and has been successful in moving to a full time position in Horbury. Ellie now realises the difference that education and qualifications can make to securing employment and is looking towards completing the level 3 at the end of this qualification.
Adam Norton (18) commenced his training in Retail Skills as a paid Level 2 Apprentice at Divers Warehouse. He worked effectively in the workplace to develop his retail skills and knowledge and also improved his confidence. Unfortunately, Divers Warehouse closed down and Adam was supported by his Assessor to quickly gain alternative employment at Otter Watersports as a Sales Assistant. Within this work place Adam went from strength to strength.
He gained an in-depth knowledge of the Retail environment and also developed his customer service skills. This enabled him to work effectively and he is now coming to the end of his Apprenticeship and has been offered a full time paid position.
Adam is now considering progressing onto a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Retail.
Nicole joined Woodspeen Training in November 2011 on the Health and Social Care apprenticeship, she was unemployed and had never worked in the care sector before. Nicole went for an interview at the Manor House and started on a 4 week placement to see if adult elderly care was really for her. She enjoyed this and was successful in gaining employment at the end of 4 weeks.
When Nicole joined Woodspeen she was very quiet and didn’t really join in group activities preferring to work quietly on her own. Over the next few weeks Nicole grew in confidence, joining in more during the sessions. Nicole also gained excellent feedback from her employer about her progression and what a good carer she was. Over the next few months Nicole’s confidence increased further, even supporting new members of the team in centre with their work, and supporting a new apprentice in the care home. Nicole was also asked by Woodspeen Training to be on the interview panel for a new assessor.
Nicole completed her Diploma Level 2 in Health and Social Care in July 2012 and has returned to do her level 3 qualification, this in itself speaks of her determination to progress with her career as the level 3 qualification is a senior qualification and is completed by very few 18 year olds.
Well done Nicole
Comment from Nicole Harris-
I have fully enjoyed my time at Woodspeen Training, the help and guidance I have received has been excellent during my level 2 health and social care qualification. This has helped me in my first steps to my long term goal of becoming a nurse. I have now just started my level 3 qualification and am looking forward to this.
Thanks to all the care team at Woodspeen Training
Allun started on programme and was a little unsure about the qualification so appeared to lack confidence. He attended sessions regularly and his interest grew in the qualification. He was reliable and punctual and worked hard on his assignments, showing he had the knowledge and understanding required. Allun worked a lot of hours at CSS, often doing 24 hours at a time but his commitment never faltered and he always completed work I asked for to a very high standard. Due to his job role, finding time to complete his qualification has at times been difficult but he has never let this stand in his way. I have watched him grow in confidence and take on a new work role as house leader. He also supported other members of staff with their job roles and with qualifications when they were on shift together. Allun enjoyed undertaking his qualification and when he achieved his level 2 he was eager to progress to his level 3.
Statement from Allun Hudson
I have always felt very well supported, and my assessor was always there when I needed any help with written work. She was easy to contact and she worked around my shift pattern, I was pleased to have completed my level 2 , and when I asked if I could do my level 3 I asked for the same assessor as I felt we had built a good working relationship.
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