Toni successfully secures Apprenticeship

When Toni first came down to Building Futures East she was uncertain about which career path she should take. Despite having left school with good GCSE grades as well as having some experience in the retail sector, Toni’s search for employment saw her struggling to get past the interview stage which knocked her confidence and left her wondering what her next step should be. So she decided to take a much broader look at her options and with an open mind she came to visit us here at Building Futures East where she decided to enrol onto a construction course. This would help her to gain more wide-ranging skills across different areas and give her a better opportunity to gain employment.

So, back in December 2011, Toni began her NCFE Level 1 Award in Occupational Studies (Bricklaying and Plastering) which we are proud to say she successfully completed at the end of January. Tutor, Michael Johnson, said “Toni is a hard worker with very good communication skills and she was willing to step out of her comfort zone and learn new skills which helped lead her into employment. Toni will be a tremendous asset to the NHS.”

Toni told us that “doing this course has made her much more confident and has shown her that you can achieve anything when you put your mind to it. She also said that it was an excellent experience and helped her learn invaluable new skills which she hopes to use in future.

We have since been delighted to hear the great news that Toni has been successful at gaining an apprenticeship with the NHS where she will be working in Business Administration. Toni is really excited that she has been offered this great opportunity and looks forward to a long career in the NHS.

All the staff at BFE would like to congratulate Toni and wish her a successful future.