Apprentice case study – Georgia Riley-Woods

Seventeen year old Georgia was referred to Jarvis Training Management (JTM) by her school’s careers advisor for the apprenticeship in childcare in May 2013.

She had started a BTEC in childcare at her school in Liverpool, but wanted to leave to start an apprenticeship.

Janine Edgar, assessor for JTM, said: “After meeting Georgia, JTM found that she had the desire and relevant school work experience to perhaps start an apprenticeship, but that her maths and English would see her struggle with the functional skills elements of the framework.

“Georgia also told us that she was dyslexic and hadn’t sat her GCSEs due to family problems at the time. Unfortunately, at the time we were unable to offer Georgia a route into the apprenticeship she was after. Despite this, she was still adamant that she didn’t want to return to 6th Form.

“In August 2013 however, when JTM started to deliver traineeships, Georgia was one of the first names that we thought of who could potentially benefit from the programme.

“Georgia soon went from strength to strength and we quickly secured her a work placement in a nursery. Georgia’s maths and English levels progressed and she successfully completed the programme’s employability units to develop her knowledge and understanding of the skills and attributes required to succeed in the world of work.

“Upon completion of the traineeship programme in November 2013, Georgia was able to graduate on to the fully-employed apprenticeship in a local nursery that she had so wanted from the beginning.

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