Jack achieves so much in just two and a half years – working in a job he loves with qualifications.

Jack started at Achievement Training in September 2020: Jack enrolled on a study programme as a school leaver gaining qualifications in; Technical Award in Child Development and Care L2 and Certificate in Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings.
Jack then moved on to a Traineeship in September 2021 studying, Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings as well as Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.  This course included a section which helps young people with Employability Skills. Jack did a few weeks of work experience placement at Animal Asia which he really enjoyed. This placement gave him experience of what it is like in a real working environment, which is key to learning the soft skills and behaviors needed to be successful in a job.
Jack then applied for a few apprenticeships in the health and social care sector and was pleased that after quite a bit of effort applying and not getting anywhere that he came across a L2 Apprenticeship In Health and Social Care at Colebrook South West. Jack commenced his L2 Diploma in Care which started in December 2022.
Jack has flourished in his role and is keen to make a life long career in Care – he works with adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs – he loves seeing the individuals achieve their goals and enjoys supporting them to have active happy lives.  Jack is given lots of support from Colebrook SW, he has a great team of colleagues who offer advice and give continuous training, now that he has experience in the role of a care worker , he feels confident and comfortable asking for support.  Jack has recently been promoted to support worker plus and has more responsibilities.
Jack took HSC as a GCSE subject – he said he was always good at that subject even when he wasn’t doing so well in some of his other subjects mainly due to a bit of poor behaviour. He was one of only 3 boys who took HSC, the rest of the class being girls who could be a bit annoying at times! But being in this minority meant he felt like he stood out a bit from the rest, he had to be determined and said his advice to his younger self is – to stick at it
….and then the COVID 19 pandemic started just as Jack was in his final year, resulting in him not sitting any exams and only achieving low grades in maths and English, which he feels very disappointed about.
Jack is now working towards English and maths Functional Skills L2 (equivalent of GCSE Grade 4) as part of his L2 Apprenticeship, which is the equivalent of 5 GCSEs.  Jack’s ongoing commitment to self-improvement is reflected in his effort to gain these skills which is not only beneficial in his current role but is also creating a strong foundation for his future career. Jack aspires to achieve the Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker apprenticeship which is the equivalent of 2 A levels.

Jack’s determination to overcome challenges and make a difference in the care sector is commendable. His journey serves as an inspiration for others, especially those who may have faced difficulties in their academic paths. Jack’s success story demonstrates that with dedication and a passion for the work, individuals can achieve their career goals and find fulfillment in their chosen profession. His commitment to continuous learning and career advancement is setting a positive example for those around him.

We are all really happy for Jack – he is achieving, earning twice the normal apprenticeship salary and working in a job he truly loves.