Benefits of hosting a supported work placement
Work placements can also support host employers to have a more diverse workforce. Learning goes both ways and our placements can enrich workplaces and existing employee experiences.
Hairdressing work experience
I knew I wanted to be a hairdresser when I was in my late teens and College helped me a lot to get there. When I was at there I did a work placement at a hairdressers in Plymouth. I liked how College helped me with my hairdressing career.
It made me happy that I could get that far. After I left Lifeworks College, I went on to be an apprentice hair stylist.
My teachers were a great help, very supportive and helped me with my work placement. It gave me good experience to put on my CV.
I would say college helps by giving you the right support to get a job. One that makes you happy in the future and gives you good independent living. It will help you have dreams.
Anyone believes that the world is against people with learning disabilities I would challenge that. People are capable of so much more that what people think they can do. As long as they have belief in them from other people and you feed that belief, then they will fly.
My hope for the future is just to be happy and be good at my job. And whatever happens in the future I will go with it.
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