Alexander is spending more time with others, doing more activities and going to more places - and it's having a real positive impact on his life!
When Kevin switched from an admin role to a career with mirus he had no experience in supporting people and he found the change difficult.
“I was extremely nervous when I first started my job at mirus. I had very little confidence in my skills, which made me doubt that supporting people was the right career for me.”
After completing his core training, Kevin was given the opportunity to work in a number of different services, and support a wide range of people. From this moment everything changed for Kevin. As a sociable person, Kevin loved meeting people and his desire to develop new relationships with people has changed how he felt about his career move. His confidence grew, and he loved it!
After just six months working with mirus Kevin was offered the opportunity to train to become an Assistant Manager, a position that would allow him to develop his skills even further.
He enrolled onto the Aspiring Managers programme run by the mirus Learning & Development Team, and learned the skills and attributes that he would need in management.
Next, Kevin was contacted by an assessor from Aspiration Training and enrolled on a Level 2 City and Guilds Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care. Kevin didn’t feel confident at first, but with reassurance from mirus and his individual assessor he soon realised that he had made the right decision.
“My manager at mirus Letitia made time to sit with me and go through anything I found difficult. She empowered me to believe that I had the ability to complete the course.”
Kevin’s assessor told him that the work he had completed was equivalent to Level 3, and awarded him the higher qualification. His assessor also nominated him for a UK wide award, which he won!
Kevin was very proud of himself for winning an award that recognised his ability and the hard work he had put in, especially as he had originally lacked confidence. In September, Kevin will attend a ceremony in Bristol where he will be presented with the award for ‘Health and Social Care Apprentice of the Year 2022’.
“I would not have won this award without the support from the Learning & Development Team at mirus, my Manager Letitia, the staff team where I work, my qualification assessor and the fantastic people that I support.”