Shannon is a natural in the workplace
- 11th May 2017
- Posted by: Anna Fletcher
- Category: Uncategorised
Shannon has grown in confidence and made new friends as well as accepted a paid job through the Supported Internship programme.
Before starting the internship Shannon was shy, nervous and didn’t like talking to people especially if she didn’t know them.
Her first placement was at Active Medlock in Crèche and Adult Services. Shannon was a natural with children of all ages and took to the role like a duck to water!
She quickly became a valued member of the team, staff were impressed with her skills and how she fit into the team. Shannon’s duties also had her working with the Adult Dementia group, both on a one to one basis and in group activities.
Shannon was such a good fit she remained with Crèche and Adult Services throughout her second placement eventually undergoing a successful working interview!
Her generous nature shined when asked what she’d be spending her pay on: “Clothes, new shoes. A pink cap. I want to treat my friend Mel and her boyfriend Dave to a night out bowling!”
Stacey Andrew, Shannon’s Tutor from Tameside College said: “At the start of the programme, Shannon would seek reassurance all the time and showed little confidence in herself. The impact of the Internship has been phenomenal for Shannon; her self esteem and self assurance has really developed, and she’s interacting with confidence.”
Shannon’s Key Worker and Mentor at Active Tameside told us: “Its great to see how Shannon has developed since she started on the Supported Internship. She’s excellent with the children and I feel so proud that she has a paid job; she’s so willing to learn and to help!”
Mum Gill said: “Shannon would not be where she is today if it wasn’t for the help and support from Pure Innovations, the Supported Internship and Active Medlock.”
The Supported Internship is run in partnership with Active Tameside, Pure Innovations, Tameside Council, and Tameside College.