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Real stories from real people

Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.

Alaw Paul
Youth Support Worker

Alaw decided she wanted to work with young people after volunteering with the Young Farmers Association and a summer working in Camp America. Having also worked as a family support worker for Barnado’s, she now works as a Youth Support Worker at Gwynedd Youth Service, working with young adults.

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Peter Hornyik
Residential Childcare Worker

Making a difference to children’s development is Peter’s priority. He’s passionate about bringing joy to the lives of disadvantaged children. Peter, originally from Hungary, trained as a primary school teacher before moving on to working with children in social care.

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Amanda Calloway
Childminder

After having children, Amanda was looking to move away from her career in banking. She chose childminding because of the flexibility it offered. Alongside her childminding career, Amanda studied for her degree in Early Years whilst gaining a level 5 management qualification.

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Amy Davies
Social Worker

Amy left school with no qualifications and decided she wanted to make a difference to families’ relationships. As a qualified social worker, she now works to find forever homes for children and supports vulnerable families to cope with various issues.

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Mair Aubrey
Service Manager

What Mair wants most out of her job is to ensure the people she works with can live life as best they can. Mair began her care journey as a support worker and has completed two qualifications while working. She now manages staff at a care home for disabled adults, making sure her tenants have the right care and support.

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Karen Llewellyn
Early Years Lecturer

After working as a childminder for 13 years, Karen decided to use her knowledge and understanding to progress and become a lecturer at Gower College. She lectures in Childcare and Health and Social Care to help inspire the next generation of social workers, carers and child carers.

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Tracy Martin-Smith
Senior Sensory Officer

Tracy works with blind and partially-sighted people and is a trained rehabilitation officer. She manages a team that supports people of all ages by producing braille documents and teaching mobility workshops using canes. She also works closely with guide dogs to make sure the people she supports can have the best quality of life.

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