Josh's Journey

Josh attended the Study Programme at Alder Training and was a popular member of the group. Josh participated fully in all aspect of the programme, including the charity events, which was an integral part of the programme.

Josh completed 12 weeks on the Study Programme, gaining a work placement in a nursery and then progressed onto the Traineeship programme with Alder Training. Josh received very positive feedback from his work placement and it was clear that child care was the vocation for him.

Josh gained valuable experience, skills and knowledge from attending his work placement and he completed the level 2 Award in Employability Skills, Maths Functional Skills level 1 and English Functional Skills at level 2 – all part of his Traineeship programme.

Unfortunately, much as they would have liked to, the work placement that Josh attended was unable to take him on as an Apprentice (due to financial reasons). However, with the support of the Alder Training team, Josh soon gained an Apprenticeship in another child care setting, where once again he has received positive feedback on his performance.