One of our great success stories, a work experience placement for WBTC Learner Claire Terry with Allison’s Dog Grooming in Thatcham has led to a permanent part time position! “I have always wanted to work with animals, and I couldn’t wait to start working with Allison,” she says, “I started bathing the dogs and gradually moved onto clipping their coats and claws. I love the job, and I love meeting new people; it’s given me more confidence and I am learning a valuable new skill. I am now working at Allison’s on Thursdays and Saturdays, which is brilliant!”

Allison said, “I never thought of taking on a work experience learner until now, but Claire is a star! She has picked it all up so quickly, and the dogs love her - I just couldn’t let her go!

If you are interested in offering work experience to one of the learners at West Berkshire Training Consortium, please do give us a call on 01635 35975.

Information on Allison’s Dog Grooming can be found here -