CEIS Ayrshire

Sector Based Work Academy in Care

Claudia’s Work Coach at Irvine Job Centre referred her to CEIS Ayrshire in January. Although she had a varied work history, she was unsure about which type of employment to focus on. Following discussions, it was clear that Claudia displayed qualities that would be ideal in the Care sector. We discussed the Sector Based Work Academy in Care, and she was keen to find out more about this.

We set up a meeting with Jacqueline Stevens-Gray to discuss this in detail. Jacqueline explained the processes and the types of Care environments that Claudia could consider.

Completing Care Qualifications and Getting a Job with Key.

Claudia went on to complete all 9 accredited courses and 2 non-accredited workshops in a 10-day period, including Understanding your Role in Care, Person Centred Care and Safeguarding Adults.
Through discussions with Jacqueline, it was identified that Claudia`s nature and bubbly personality would be suited to the work that Key Services deliver. We supported Claudia with the application and prepped her for the up-and-coming interview with Key Services.
Claudia impressed Key Services at the interview, and they didn’t hesitate to offer her employment. She is now awaiting her start date following the background checks.

Feedback from Claudia

How would you rate your initial contact with CEIS Ayrshire staff?
How happy are you with the support offered on the programme?
What skills have you gained/improved upon, whilst on the programme?
“Care qualifications and Interview and application form advice.”
If you could change anything about the programme what would it be?
“Nothing could be improved as programme was more than helpful.”
Do you believe CEIS Ayrshire has improved your chances of finding employment?
“They have improved greatly due to the care academy course.”
Do you feel you were supported by your advisor?
“I felt welcomed from the get go, listened to, advised on choices and motivated to feel as if I could achieve whatever career path I chose providing me with very many options.”
Do you have any other comments?
“This is a great programme and think this is a lot more helpful and informative compared to the normal jobcentre meetings thank you to all the advisors.”