After successfully completing a 12-week training course at Witton Lodge Community Association, local woman Shasta Bi is about to start her dream job.
Supported by Employment Adviser, Melissa Gayle, Shasta’s efforts through the SWAP (Sector Work Academy Programme) My Care portfolio Level 1 in Health & Social Care has earned her a job as Residential Support Worker with Fairway Homecare Ltd. She also gained an Award in Digital Skills.
For three-months the pair worked together to build Shasta’s confidence, improve her interview skills and provide her with knowledge of the sector she wanted to work in. Those efforts have now been rewarded.
“I want to say thank you to Witton Lodge and a massive thank you to my employment adviser Melissa who supported me by not only giving me useful information but the confidence to find a job,” said Shasta.
“I’ve always wanted to become a health care assistant but I had no experience. Melissa helped me with my CV, interview preparation and also gave me great employment advice. She was warm and welcoming and made me feel very comfortable when I attended the sessions. With her help I have achieved something I never thought I would have.”
Employment Adviser, Melissa, said: “When I first met Shasta she expressed some challenges that were impacting her day to day life. “I specifically remember her saying ‘Now I need to do something for me.’ I am pleased for Shasta achievements, through determination and resilient she has overcome many obstacles. I wish Shasta every success, knowing her future will be bright.”
Shasta starts her new role with Fairway in two-weeks time.