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Good News Stories! – Kaitlyn

Invest in Renfrewshire > Good News Stories! – Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn got involved with invest in July 2022 and met with her advisor Tina. Kaitlyn was unsure of where she wanted her employment path to go when she first signed up, as she had just finished college.

In the first few weeks Kaitlyn completed her CV, applied for a few jobs, and had some interview preparation. Kaitlyn expressed she would like to try social care for elderly. By August 2022 Kaitlyn joined a training programme ran by HSC futures through Invest. During this 6-week course she gained qualifications in Moving and Handling, Food Hygiene, First Aid Level 3, and various other qualifications. Kaitlyn also completed 2-week work placement and is currently doing her SVQ Level 2 in Social Services and Healthcare

Kaitlyn gained positive feedback from placement resulting in her securing a position within the company. Kaitlyn was supported by invest with regards to her fares/lunch for the training course, work clothing, SSSC and her PVG.

Since starting her role working in social care, she received positive feedback from service user saying, “How helpful she was and went above and beyond on shift”.

Kaitlyn said, “I got a lot of support from Tina, which helped me get into a training course which I then gained employment with”.

Tina said, “I am so proud of the commitment, effort and dedication that Kaitlyn has put into completing the course and placement and gaining employment” “What a difference in Kaitlyn from when I first met her, her confidence is growing all the time and hope this is her meeting her aspirations for her future”.