Rutledge Trainee's Interview - Series 1

Can you briefly tell us about yourself and your career?

I commenced training with Rutledge on the TFS (Training for Success) Programme in 2014. I achieved an NVQ Level 2 in Child Care. On completion of the course I gained employment at Wee Bears nursery in Springtown, Derry. I am currently working at Wee Bears and completing an NVQ Level 3 in Child Care with Rutledge

Can you tell us about your experiences on the course?

The course is challenging but rewarding as I am learning new skills.  I have to be dedicated to ensure I keep up to date with work. You only get out what you put in.

What has been the main benefit from the course?

I have gained more practical experience working with different age groups. I have learned how to tailor skills to each individual child’s needs. I enjoy getting real-life experience of working whilst learning best practice within the Child Care environment.

What's next in your career?

I'm enjoying my current Role as a Nursery Assistant right now but I would like to someday progress to a higher position with the child care industry.