As part of their ongoing commitment to help local people with training opportunities, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group are providing work experience to 5 adult learners from The Manchester College.
The students joined us in January and will be working with WCHG for one day a week until the end of March as part of their work experience in Business Administration.
Susan Sherratt, an Adult Work Placement student who is studying for a BTEC in Business Administration said, “I have worked as a florist and in retail but wanted to retrain and learn new skills as I have an ongoing problem with my knee. This course and the placement at WCHG are great. I have been working with the Rents Team and gaining really good practical experience – including keyboard skills, data entry, photocopying and all the technology that goes with working in a modern office. I am enjoying the work and it has really boosted my confidence and made me feel ready for working in an office environment.”
Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive of WCHG, said, “Investing in our community is very important to us and we have a very strong track record helping people into work, employment and training. We have a wide-range of employment, skills and training programmes – from Apprenticeship schemes to this one to help adult learners – and we are delighted to offer these opportunities to help local people increase their chances of finding employment.”
Adult student Michelle Brown, studying BTEC Level 1 in Business Administration and Customer Service agrees. She is working with the Employment and Skills Team as a Real Opportunities co-ordinator and said, “This role offers a wealth of experience carrying out all aspects of administration including data entry, making appointments over the telephone, using spreadsheets and using the various computer programmes. As an adult learner I feel that the experience gained will be invaluable to me in the workplace and has given me the confidence to move forward and gain further qualifications and also to find employment.”