Careworks : Starting a career in health and social care

During National Apprenticeship Week 2019, we catch up with Chloe Eaton, 17, from Chesterton and Tyler Fenton, 17, from Tunstall, who are making a fantastic impression at The Place up Hanley. Both are getting stuck into a work experience placement getting them ready for a career in health and social care.

safe-habor-logoHere's Chloe's story...

I work at The Place up Hanley which is a care home specialising in dementia care. I started in November and I love it. My day begins at 9am when I help to prepare breakfasts for the residents including teas and coffees. I clean tables and help with assisted feeds including updating the food and fluid charts.

I love coming here everyday. It's great getting involved with the residents as it really brightens their day.

During the afternoon I do bedroom checks and make sure curtains are open. In the evenings I work with the rest of the team helping the district nurse to help some of the residents to their rooms.

I came to PM Training after my mum told me about an open evening. I was studying a BTEC in Sport at college and really wanted a change. After joining the Careworks programme I'm delighted to be working with the team here.

Here's Tyler's story...

After finishing a work-based course at Haywood Sixth Form it was recommended that I look at PM Training. I joined in August 2018 and started on the Careworks programme. I quickly got to grips with what to expect in the health and social care and couldn't wait to start a work placement.

I've now been at The Place up Hanley for around two months. I've learn't so much already. I work alongside Chloe and do similar tasks. I help getting breakfasts and assisted feeds. Working in care is so rewarding as I'm able to give something back to the elderly members of the community.

I would really recommend PM Training to other young people. The Careworks programme has really helped me to get work experience in the sector I want to work in.

Training, learning and development facilitator from Safe Harbor, Emma Burton couldn't be happier.

She says: "Both Chloe and Tyler are an absolute credit to this establishment. They have come here and excelled dramatically. They will often be here before 9am and will stay sometimes half an hour over in the evenings. I can't express how good the pair of them are."


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