After winning the top prize, “The Realise Foundation Apprenticeship Award” to fund an apprentice for a year, at the recent ‘Newcastle Business Boost’ Awards, Home Instead’s Newcastle and Stoke office has now found its apprentice, eighteen year-old Chelsea Mincher from Lower Milehouse, Newcastle under Lyme.
After leaving Newcastle Community High School, Chelsea began a course in childcare at College but whilst she enjoyed the course content she soon decided that college life was not for her. Instead she signed up with Stoke on Trent based PM Training for a course in Business Administration leading to her NVQ Level 2, a move that has also led to her securing the apprenticeship with Home Instead.
Home Instead Owner Paul Edden said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to employ an apprentice and Chelsea has settled in really well, taking on all manor of tasks within the office. I started out my working life as an apprentice too and so I know that it can be the start of a fulfilling career and we are keen to give Chelsea all the support she needs to make a success of this opportunity.”
Chelsea said: “I’ve been with Home Instead for four weeks and so far I’m really enjoying it. It’s a great way to continue working towards your qualifications whilst getting paid at the same time.”
Home Instead provide care for adults in their own homes across the area and the company is rapidly building a reputation as one of the UK’s leading at home care providers. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, medication reminders, shopping and errands to personal care. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Call the team on 01782 622330 during office hours or for more information on Home Instead, visit www.homeinstead.co.uk