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Success Stories

Meet Kim

Kim completed her Supported Internship Programme in 2018, she was on placement at McDonalds Restaurant, Hartlepool. As a result of all her hard work, she has successfully obtained paid employment. Kim works in the Dining area and really enjoys all aspects of her role. She states “‘that she has made lots of new friends and loves working in the dining area, meeting customers and dealing with enquiries’. Jasper Maudley, McDonalds Franchisee is really pleased with the work that Kim has carried out and said “Kim is hardworking, and is like any other member of staff! No different!”

Meet Chris

Chris is an ex-student at Catcote Sixth Form and has recently completed a supported apprenticeship with Catcote Academy, achieving an NVQ 2 in Catering and a Level 3 certificate in Food Hygiene. At the end of his apprenticeship Programme, he was offered paid employment at Catcote Academy, he runs the Bistro independently and mentors other students who are gaining work experience in the catering sector. Chris stated ‘I love my job at Catcote School, I like to make cheese scones, quiches, and my customer services skills are improving every day!’

Meet Rachel

Rachel started her Internship Programme with Catcote Futures in July 2017, she spent three days on work placement at her old School, Springwell Primary as a Dinner Nanny and also offering classroom support Rachel worked hard on her placement and as a result was offered paid employment from September 2018. Louise Hargreaves, Assistant Head, ‘Rachel always has a smile on her face and has a friendly and approachable manner. She follows instructions well and is helpful and patient when working with the children’.