When staff at Market Led Training met Andrei (not his real name) he had recently arrived in Edinburgh from Romania where he had worked in Social Care for many years. Andrei struggled to establish himself in Edinburgh, due to the unfamiliar culture and the difficulties of learning another language. As a result, Andrei found himself without a home and sofa surfed on friends’ couches. When he joined Market Led Training’s Care Academy course, Andrei was very low in confidence. He needed support to make the most of skills and talents to get a foot in the door with care employers.
Andrei was accepted onto the course and took part in two weeks’ of classroom-based training and then completed a two week work placement. He told us that he felt more confident after his training and that his English had come on in strides.
During his placement Andrei found himself permanent accommodation and with the help of Richard, Market-Led Training’s Training Coordinator, he was able to a job nearby.
Andrei settled extremely well with his new digs and his new job. In fact, he was held in such high regard by his employer that his job was held open for him for two months when he had to return to Romania in order to care for his terminally ill mother.
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