Embarking on an Apprenticeship through Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber Training has proven to be a successful pathway for Paul Fletcher whose career in adult care has gone from strength to strength at Coventry City Council (CCC).
As a registered blind person, Paul joined the learning disabilities team at CCC in 2019 following the Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard. After developing his skills and knowledge, he has gone on to achieve qualifications including the Diploma in Adult Care as well as maths and English accreditations.
Overcoming any challenges and obstacles along the way, Paul has excelled within his role, making a major contribution towards service users within the community, including assisting with shopping and household tasks to enrich lives.
Commenting on Paul’s success at Coventry City Council, Katrina Shanks said: “We have been really impressed with Paul’s progress and determination during his apprenticeship. He is very understanding and compassionate, which are important traits to have in the care profession. We have been working in partnership with Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber Training for many years and the apprenticeship programme has proven to be very successful. We are looking forward to continuing this great way of developing the team, improving our services and making a difference to the local community.”
Adding to the comments, Paul said: “The management team at Coventry City Council have always been very supportive of the apprenticeship programme and ensure we have progression routes. I’m currently a support assistant doing one-to-one support in the community and in my spare time I have even done some coaching work with Junior Great Britain athletes!
“The Health and Social Care team at Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber Training are really helpful and approachable. They have consistently supported me to progress and develop my skills to a high standard. I’m truly grateful for the guidance and advice I have received.”
Sally Lucas, Executive Director at Chamber Training concluded: “Paul is a real inspiration, demonstrating the qualities needed to be an invaluable member of the team. He is a testament to how partnership working can deliver real benefits to the organisation, the individual and the community and we are pleased to have been a part of his career success so far. We work with a range of health and social care professionals to design apprenticeship programmes that enable individuals to flourish. Our staff develop a detailed understanding of each business, working as an extension of the organisation to ensure apprenticeships generate the right outcomes.”
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