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Nicola Holley, Health & Social Care in Residential Care Home
Over the years of working in the Health and Social Care sector I have completed three levels of apprenticeship. I began working as a Care Assistant and completed my level 2 in Health and Social Care, with this level I gained great knowledge and understanding in caring for people in the most effective ways possible. My career path developed and I gained experience supporting different groups of vulnerable people. I went on to complete my level 3 in Health and Social Care and with this came career progression working as a Team Leader supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities. I have always thoroughly enjoyed supporting vulnerable people to work towards their goals and life ambitions and promoting a good quality of life. I also enjoyed my role supporting the team to provide an excellent level of care to all those we support.
The support I received from my Assessors at Fareport while completing my apprenticeships and the knowledge and skills gained from these qualifications spurred me continue my development. I went on to complete my level 5 in Health and Social Care. My career developed further and I work as a Deputy Manger of a Residential home supporting Adults with learning Disabilities. The apprenticeship schemes have provided me with the resources to make my achievements in my career and set goals for a future career, working as an assessor myself to support others to gain their own qualifications and set their career paths in the Health and Social Care sector.
Samantha Buckley, 26, Business Adminstration at Alver Vets
I have worked at Alver Vets for 7 years in various roles. I am now a receptionist for the Vet practice.
I meet and greet the customers, dispense medication, answer the phone, chase the debt to us, complete the insurance forms. I also give simple advice over the phone to pet owners. And I have been on a course for Pet Health Counselling which also include helping customers with grief when losing a pet.
The best part of my role is meeting the customers and cuddling the animals. I chose an apprenticeship to help enhance my business admin skills within my receptionist role. It will benefit me and the company. It will also help to develop my skills for future progression.
I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone because you can earn as you learn! It is hands on and not just sitting in a class room stuck in a text book
I think I am gaining a qualification that’s adding more knowledge of business administration practices and procedures. I can help others I work with and it will give me the skills I need to progress in my career.
Matthew Close, 19, Warehousing
I am a warehouse operative in Gosport and completing a warehousing NVQ. I have been working in this role for nearly a year. In my role I pick orders, label stock, palletise boxes and carry out general cleaning in the warehouse. I enjoy palletising boxes best as this is more challenging and has to be done right, it must be perfect and not stacked too high so they are safe.
I chose the apprenticeship as it is a new way to learn new skills and I really enjoy it. I would encourage anyone to do an NVQ. It is a new way of learning at work and it is fun. It can sound boring on the job title but it is more interesting and the job is more exciting and fun.
I think that I will gain skills that will help me in my career and I would like to be a supervisor one day. This apprenticeship is giving me the skills to use a fork lift, palletise and other Warehousing jobs ready to be a supervisor.
Hannah Franks Bentley, Level 5 Management at Redclyffe House Learning Disabilities Home
I have been doing my Apprenticeship since October 2015. I started my Level 5 whilst I was employed at Contemplation Homes Northcott House - I was employed as the Deputy Manager from September 2013 until 2016. My role was to oversee the residential aspect of the home - whilst I was there I brought in and set up a Team Leader role. Their duties included carrying out the medication rounds, supporting the junior staff, write and update care plans, carry out supervisions and work in partnership with other visiting professionals. I also set up the training room, supported new staff with the common induction standard, which then changed over to the care certificate. During my time at Northcott there have been 2 inspections' by CQC. The last inspection I was the only Manager present at Northcott, which was rated Good in all areas. This is one of my proudest moments. In August I started a new job role with Numada healthcare as the Manager of Redclyffe House. I enjoy my new job and all the challenges that it brings.
Why did you choose to do an Apprenticeship:
I choose to undertake an apprenticeship level 5 to support me with my job role at Northcott House and to be able move my carer forward, the apprenticeship has helped me do this. It will also help me with my CQC registration.
Would you encourage others to do an Apprenticeship:
I would have no hesitation in recommending the apprenticeship, to anyone wanting to move forward with their career.
Rosie Hewett, Health and Social Care
Having first joined Fareport in 2007 as part of their E2E programme, I was able to complete my NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care through an Apprenticeship. During this time I gained a lot more knowledge, confidence and experience working with adults with learning disabilities and Autism. With the continued support from Fareport I was given the opportunity to undertake my Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification, which I successfully completed in 2010. Four years later and I have now returned to Fareport as a Learning and Development Coordinator. I feel Fareport has given me the opportunity to develop my skills and continue learning in other areas of Health and Social Care. I can now use the skills I have learnt with Fareport to help others who wish to pursue a career in Health and Social Care, through my role as an Assessor.
Liz Owen, Retail Skills at The Range
Not long after I started working at The Range four an a half years ago, I was given the opportunity to complete the Retail Skills Level 2 Apprenticeship with Fareport. After having completed this accreditation my job role changed and I was able to then attain the Team Leading Level 2 qualification.
This really benefited me and helped me to understand the principles of leading a team, communication and the importance of feedback. With this knowledge it has helped me to secure a supervisory role within the store, which has helped me to gain confidence.
As my role progressed, I started to take on more responsibilities in supporting the department manager, which has now enabled me to start my Retail Skills Level 3 in Management.
This has given me more opportunities to learn about the role of department manager and now I am proud to say that I have just been promoted to run my own department.
Kim Rowe, Retail Skills at The Range
I left school with very few qualifications and then brought up a child up on my own for 10 years. By completing the apprenticeship it has given me the opportunity to achieve something worthwhile and for myself. It has boosted my confidence in my work and home life and I feel that it has been beneficial to me. I am so pleased to now have my Level 1 in English and Maths and a Level 2 NVQ in Retail.
Finishing this qualification and the support from my assessor has motivated me to now start my Level 2 apprenticeship in Team Leading. This will help further my career and made me realise that you can achieve in your life with the right support and determination.
Georgina, Business Adminstration at Liquid Friday
Georgina has been taken on by the company as an Expenses Administrator, dealing with client registrations and payroll. Mr Baines says that the right training has played a big part in helping her to progress. The balance of theory and practical work and the opportunity to complete work online caters for the needs of the business. He says that Georgina "Rose to the challenge" by getting involved from day one and has taken on more responsibility in her work. She is now hoping to go on to do a Level 3 qualification in either Business Administration or Accounts. Georgina's Apprenticeship is delivered by Fareport Training and she feels that she has really benefited from work-based learning.