Rebecca visited Môn CF's offices in June 2014 hoping to volunteer in our childcare facility, KidzInk. After meeting with the manager, Karen, she was offered the position of Volunteer Play Assistant and quickly settled in, organising art and craft activities, sports and games for children aged between two and five years. Rebecca's potential was recognised by Karen, who gave Rebecca the opportunity to complete an NVQ Level 2 in Childcare through volunteering twelve hours a week with KidzInk in addition to studying at Coleg Menai.
Through this opportunity Rebecca was able to complete other accredited qualifications, such as the CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment, Agored Cymru Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid in the Workplace, CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering, CIEH Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness and a certificate in Child Protection and Safeguarding. Rebecca successfully completed her NVQ and secured employment with KidzInk. Her Employment Support Mentor at Môn CF assisted her to fill in an application form for a vacancy in a local supermarket. Following an interview, she was offered the position and was therefore employed in two paid jobs which she thoroughly enjoyed.
When her job at the supermarket came to an end, Rebecca returned to Môn CF to discuss her options. She had a strong interest in healthcare and, after doing some online research and speaking to NHS professionals, she decided to pursue a career as a Maternity Support Worker. She felt that this role would bring together her passions for working with children and providing excellent service to the public. Môn CF supported her to apply for a part-time job with Barnardos in a local crèche, which she successfully obtained. This position gave her experience of working with very young babies, which will stand her in good stead for her chosen career. Most recently, Rebecca was offered relief work as a Domestic Assistant in Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley which is a fantastic opportunity for her to learn, develop and progress within the NHS. We are very proud of Rebecca for all she has achieved so far and wish her the best for the future.