Employees return to academy to share experience with students

Two of Independence Matters’ employees, apprentice Mason Colman and support worker Alice Overton, have returned to their old school to give a presentation to year 11 students.

Mason and Alice both work supporting adults with a learning disability at Great Yarmouth Community Hub, one of several daytime services run by Independence Matters in the Great Yarmouth area. Their visit to Lynn Grove Academy was prompted by a desire to encourage more students to take up a career in the social care sector.

Supported by team manager, Claire Jermy, and regional director, Carolyn Graham, the pair shared their experience of working in the sector, explaining how they became apprentices, what made them choose a career in social care and the job satisfaction provided by the roles.

It was a great opportunity for the students, all of whom are studying health and social care at the Academy, to hear first-hand from the former pupils and have the opportunity to ask questions which could help influence their future career choices. 

Claire Jermy said: “We are very proud of the work that we do at independence matters with young people entering into the profession of social care, and I was thrilled that Alice and Mason wanted to share their knowledge and experience that they have gained since working within the business. We are equally as proud knowing that all that they have learnt is underpinned by us sharing our skills and knowledge, and we look forward to seeing them progress in their career.”

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