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Susan’s Story – Job Coaching Helped Me Get An Apprenticeship

Four years later and Susan is now a fully qualified Care Assistant and loves what she does.

Alison had helped me a lot in the past few years to be confident and I have come out of my shell. I don’t know what I would be if I had never met her. She has helped me to find my perfect job and helped me look to the future. I am now a Care Assistant just finished my NVQ Level 2 and going on to so my level 3 very soon.” Susan.

Susan’s journey in to employment

When Alison first met Susan, she was a timid young girl who lacked confidence. Her parents were keen for her to join the Army but Susan knew this wasn’t for her.

At first they met weekly to talk through Susan’s interests and what she liked to do. “I knew it was important to gain Susan’s trust and really get to know her. We discovered she liked painting and decorating and she decided to enroll on a programme to learn the trade.

Susan was so shy that at the start of the course I went along with her while she built her confidence and made new friends.”

They continued to meet and work on Susan’s self-esteem issues when Susan mentioned how much she loved helping out her Gran and working with the elderly.

A spark was lit and Alison contacted some Health & Social Care training providers to discover that a local residential care home was looking for an apprentice.

Following some interview preparation, Susan went for the interview and got the job. Four years later and Susan is now a fully qualified Care Assistant and loves what she does.