Manav, who first joined us as a volunteer before progressing on to a two-year apprenticeship, has officially graduated. After masses of hard work and commitment we are delighted to announce that Manav has now progressed from an apprentice to a full-time staff member of our Teamwork Trust team, based at our Kettering site.

In Manav’s own words:

“I just love my job and having fun with the service users. I never thought I would go into this work, I did business at college but didn’t love it. My mum suggested Teamwork as she used to volunteer here, but to begin I wasn’t sure.

I started my apprenticeship in 2019 but covid delayed my progress and I was furloughed when our centres were closed. I was determined to progress though and each piece of course work really helped me learn and understand Teamwork more.

I love having fun with and supporting our service users. This job has utterly changed me.

At first I did not know what to think of it, is this for me? But being here has been so good for me and I’m really proud of my job, the role I have. At Teamwork Trust no one judges you, everyone has an open mind. I am shy, in fact I still struggle to speak to people but being here at Teamwork has hugely improved my own social skills. Thank you Teamwork. I’m excited for the future.”

Teamwork Trust is now looking for more young people interested in becoming health and social care apprentices. Get in touch if you want to find out more.