A group of Bury College T Level Adult Nursing students have recently completed a career-enhancing work placement at Persona.

Persona provides high quality Adult Social Care services for, people with learning disabilities, people with physical disabilities, older people, people living with dementia, people with autism, and carers.

During their placement at Persona, Lois Vaughan, Olivia Vining, Louise Tiernan, Amenze Imafidon and Alyssa Hurford were all supported by teams across the company and had the opportunity to put some of their current learning into practice.

Andrea Plimmer, Assistant Director of Health and Social Care at Bury College, said: “Persona have been very keen to support our new T level placements, and we have been working with them to plan this work experience opportunity for quite a few months. This all ensured that the learners could get the relevant experience needed to progress in supporting adult nursing.

“They came to introduce themselves to the students before placements and looked at the skills and services the students would like to observe and experience whilst they were with them.”

“We have had some great feedback from both Persona and the students and will be working with them on setting up more placements in the new academic year. The partnership has also been supported by our close working relationship with Bury Local Care Organisation, who were instrumental in getting local employers engaged in offering work experience for our T Level students.”

Laura Wolstenholme, Head of People and Communications at Persona, added: “All the students really enjoyed their placements and would have loved to stay for longer. We look forward to offering placements for more students in the future.”

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