Lauryn attended maths and English classes to upskill and gain recognised qualifications, and also chose to enrol onto pottery classes and attended self-confidence groups. Lauryn progressed onto a BTEC in Health and Social Care, which led to a Level 2 NVQ in Children and Young People's Workforce.
Having struggled throughout school due to having dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome (making it more difficult to process visual information) Lauryn welcomed this newfound success with her studies.
During her studies at Alfreton, Lauryn saw a poster advertising apprenticeships in adult care. She applied and was thrilled to find she was successful at interview.
"The support I received during this process was fantastic, thanks Margaret!
"From the moment I walked into the adult care home, I knew I had found my dream job and I have never looked back. I enjoy every minute.
"Shortly after starting, I took on a relief care post alongside the apprenticeship. I am currently waiting for an interview for a full time permanent position, that I am confident will be mine.
"My experience has taught me that even if you struggle with everyday life you can achieve your goal if you believe in yourself!
"I would like to thank everyone on the apprenticeship team that has supported me through this journey!"
Lauryn’s employer, Catherine Aston said:
"It has been a pleasure to watch Lauryn grow on her journey whilst working at Rowthorne and we look forward to having her as a permanent member of staff. Lauryn has grown throughout the apprenticeship and after obtaining her relief care position found a new confidence that has served her well.
"Lauryn has proved that, even when you have obstacles in your way, if you work hard you can achieve anything."