We are delighted to report that Lucy Shaw, has been given an Employment, Skills and Learning Award at an event held by Bristol City Council.
Lucy, a graduate from the Bristol Supported Internship Programmes in 2017, was the first person in that programme to be offered a job. She started work at the Holiday Inn as a Food and Beverage assistant.
Before Lucy had started the internship, her family were concerned that she would never find her place in the world and she would never be committed to working. However, as soon as she started work, this changed. Lucy was very committed, getting up at 5.30am to catch the bus to work in all weathers. Lucy has mild learning difficulties and finds it hard to learn complicated tasks. However, with the help of a job coach from Sixteen, Lucy was soon flying.
One year on, she is working 30+ hours per week and really enjoying it. Recently her manager asked her to cover the supervisor’s position at breakfast. Lucy did so well that the manger is now looking to train Lucy as a supervisor. Her manager says that she is really reliable and ‘is better than the rest of my staff.’ This is an excellent example that with motivation and the right support amazing results can be achieved.
Well done Lucy!