In February the Training Academy was proud to announce the successful completion of the “Get into Social Care” programme in partnership with the Prince’s Trust.

The candidates in the programme were trained over two weeks and then assigned to a two-week service placement. During the two weeks of training, all candidates participated enthusiastically in discussions and were eager to begin their induction into the services and meet the people we support.

After the candidates spent time in the services they received incredibly positive feedback from our teams and the people we support and three of the programme participants have chosen to apply for a permanent job at Cornerstone.

To mark the end of the programme, the Prince’s Trust held a celebration for the applicants in Aberdeen on the 23rd of February.

The Training Academy would like to thank everyone involved in making this possible; the Prince’s Trust team for liaising and supporting the young people; the people we support who welcomed the young people into their own homes; our colleagues for making them feel welcome to the organisation; everyone working in the background to make sure everything ran smoothly; and, of course, the candidates themselves for putting in the effort and commitment.

Ross Sutherland, the Prince’s Trust Youth Development Lead, said, “I want to say a massive thank you to all the managers and teams for the support you’ve given the young people on placement. It’s been fabulous coming out to see you and I know that all candidates have had a productive and beneficial time, but also, a hugely enjoyable time on their placements. So I wanted to say thank you, in my role as Case Worker associated with the programme.”

Wishing all the successful candidates good luck and a bright career ahead!

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You can read more about what the people we support, our colleagues and teams across Scotland have been up to in our Spring Newsletter.