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Case Study - Samy Owens

Sammy OwensAfter gaining experience working in retail, Sammy was keen to gain a place on the “Step In The Right Direction Traineeship” programme and to explore the opportunities available to the scheme within RCTCBC.

In March 2018 Sammy was successful in securing a place on the traineeship and a placement with the Disabled Children’s Team was arranged.

After completing her QCF in Children & Young People, Sammy opted for a change of placement and pursued her interest in care within an elderly residential setting at Tegfan Resource Centre in Trecynon.

Sammy spent time shadowing her colleagues, undertaking social care training & building positive relationships with the residents. Sammy is now in the final stages of completing her Health & Social Care Level 2 qualification with support from Tegfan’s staff team and her assessor Sharon. The commitment and attitude shown by Sammy has resulted in her securing a casual position at Tegfan back in June this year.