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Elston House’s Amelia Naylor nominated as ‘Apprentice of the Year’ by New College Stamford

Congratulations to Amelia Naylor, a support worker at Elston House, who was recently nominated for ‘Apprentice of the Year’ by New College Stamford.

Amelia enrolled on the Level 2 Diploma in Adult Social Care in September 2018 having only just joined the industry having previously worked in retail. Shortly afterwards she joined the Cygnet team at Elston House, our specialist residential service in Newark for adults with autism.

Her time at Elston House broadened her experience of working in a residential environment and she learnt whilst quickly working her way through her diploma. She was visited several times by her course tutor for on the job observations where Amelia was able to demonstrate many of the skills she had learned. Such was Amelia’s determination and enthusiasm she managed to complete her course in half the allotted time despite working as a full time support worker at Elston House.

Amelia with her tutor from New College Stamford

Amelia’s tutor who nominated her for the award wrote of Amelia, “Amelia grew in confidence in her own ability and was determined to complete the course even though she struggled at times. As she developed Amelia began to produce work to a high standard b researching and extending her knowledge. She remained committed and optimistic in her belief she would achieve this qualification. Amelia is an excellent role model for her peers by proving that through learning it is possible to develop, grow and achieve.”

On the night of the awards Amelia didn’t take home the grand prize but she was presented by the Dean of the college with a Level 2 Award for Excellence.

“Everyone at Elston House is really proud of Amelia and her achievements. We will always support staff to develop themselves through qualifications and training as this enhances the skills of those already working in a CQC rated Outstanding service.”Jane Bellamy, Service Manager, Elston House

Amelia has already signed up for the Level 3 qualification in Adult Care and everyone at Elston House wishes her the best of luck with this.

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