I'm John and I am currently employed as a Support Worker after I completed the Step into Care programme.
What were you doing before you enrolled onto the Step in Care programme?
I was a barber and because of Covid-19 I was forced into not working. It gave me a chance to think about my career and what I really wanted in life, deciding this was to care for others and make a difference to peoples lives.
Can you give a brief overview of the training you completed with WEA?
I learnt so much from attending the Step into Care training course, it really helped me prepare for my career in social care. The Zoom classes were great, and I enjoyed engaging and working with the other students in the virtual training.
Did you find your placement beneficial to you?
My placement was very beneficial to me as it enabled me to experience the role, as well as prove myself within the role. This ultimately supported me in gaining a permanent role and achieving my goal of a career in care.
Can you tell us a bit about your role and responsibilities, and what do you enjoy most about your job?
I love my role, it enables me to care for people and provide person centred care. By caring and making sure the people I support are ok, makes me happy. I know I have a positive impact in people’s lives each day. I enjoy everything about my job, it's amazing and I am proud to care!
How do you feel the Step into Care recruitment Programme supported you?
The Step into Care programme has been amazing! I was given so much support both during the training and by the Employability Manager who really supported me in finding a vacancy that would suit me. This programme has had a really big impact on my life as I see a great future for me now in care.
Where can I go from here?
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