‘Life-changing’ opportunity for multi-lingual trio

Luana Adelina Pires, Luiza Pires and Ablay Sowe were able to speak no fewer than seven languages between them – but none of them held formal English qualifications.

Thanks to the Marches Education Partnership pre-employment course, they have  now been able to secure positions as health care assistants.

After completing their 12-week module, the trio secured posts at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, and are now progressing onto a level three health and social care course.

The health and social care team at Shrewsbury Colleges Group said: “This has been life changing for them, as they would not have had this opportunity without the pre-employment course.

“Their roles as health care assistants will complement their studies. They all hope to progress into careers within the NHS as paramedics or nurses.”

Pictured: Luiza Pires, Luana Adelina Pires and Ablay Sowe have secured jobs as health care assistants after completing their 12-week module

About the Partnership:

The Marches Education Partnership is a collaboration of education and training organisations, working together on an ambitious new skills-boosting project to provide valuable support for the health and social care sector across the Marches.

This partnership includes Telford College, Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College, Shrewsbury Colleges Group, and SBC Training.

The partners are committed to working together on a series of initiatives over the next 18 months to support the recruitment and retention of NHS and social care staff, boosting skills and encouraging newcomers into the sector.
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