APPRENTICE ACHIEVES UNIVERSITY DREAM

Apprentice Mollie Cooper

A healthcare practitioner is realising her career dream after completing a Bury College apprenticeship and taking the next steps in her training. 

Mollie Cooper has recently completed her Bury College Adult Care Worker Level 2 apprenticeship and has secured a place studying the Nursing Associate Foundation Degree at the University of Salford. Here Mollie is balancing her studies with her role as a Support Nurse for Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The former St Gabriel’s RC High School pupil began her apprenticeship journey in 2017 where she completed her Level 2 qualification at Persona Care and Support within the Learning Disability Day Service.  Mollie worked in the role of Support Worker in Escape where she was part of a team responsible for supporting individuals with learning difficulties who were aged between 18-30 years old.

Upon successful completion of her Level 2 apprenticeship, Mollie decided she wanted to use the skills, knowledge and experience she had gained and secure a higher-level qualification. Mollie is now enjoying working at a Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre based in Oldham which is part of the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Mollie said, “My apprenticeship with Bury College was really good. I received a lot of support and I now have a good level of knowledge which I am able to build on. Before I started my apprenticeship I was totally new to the health and social care industry and this apprenticeship has taught me so much.”

For more information about Bury College apprenticeships please click here and for opportunities at Persona please see www.personasupport.org

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