26 Apr

Firstly I would like to welcome all of our students back after the Easter break. What a lovely end we had to the holidays with that gorgeous weather! This week, many of our students have started new placements and a couple have attended interviews! As you know, now is a key time for us to support our students in gaining employment so it is all systems go! Over to Anne-Marie for a full update…

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! Our young people came back well rested ready for the new term and what a busy first week back it has been. As we came back on Tuesday there has been no college day this week but that hasn’t stopped us working on completing our Healthy Lifestyle unit and job searching.

Many of our young people have been back out on placement..

  • Tara – The Clean Plate Kitchen. Tara is now doing 3 days each week at The Clean Plate Kitchen and is loving it just as much now as she did when she started last term: “She’s doing a great job!!” Tara says “It’s just always busy and the staff are lovely to work with!”

  • Helal – Premier Inn. Helal will be starting his new placement next week at the Premier Inn (Oldham Central), where he will continue to work on building his skills and job searching.
  • Chloe has been for a job interview this week – here is hoping for a positive outcome!!
  • Edward – working at The Atrium Café. “It’s great over here! I have met loads of different people and I do loads of different jobs.” Edward has also been working on some of his independent skills – slicing bread and shelling hard boiled eggs..

Last term was full of successes for our young people. Our first success of the year was Sebastian..

Sebastian gained a long term voluntary position at 2 different placements – Age UK Charity Shop and Stoneswood Retirement Village following a successful placement opportunity.

Kyra followed closely with her success..

Kyra gained a part time paid job at NSL, a company based in the centre of Oldham. Kyra completed a 6 month placement at NSL and was then offered a part time Office Junior role with the company.

Next was Colette..

Colette gained a long term volunteering role at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, working in the café after doing a short trial.

Our most recent success was Afsana..

Afsana has been working at a local nursery on placement since September last year. Afsana was due to finish her placement on Friday 5th April but the placement didn’t want her to leave so they have offered her a part time paid opportunity as a Nursery Assistant where she will be working towards completing her Level 2 Childcare Qualification.

Fingers crossed these successes continue!!

That’s it for now, see you all next week.

I am looking forward to bringing you more news on our hard working students next week.

Have a great weekend,

Daniel
Head of College

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