Georgina from Norwich has overcome more than most to complete a childcare Apprenticeship and gain employment with a local nursery.
Georgina, 20, has cerebral palsy and has undergone reconstruction of her feet and operations on her legs, leaving her needing extensive rehabilitation.
On top of this, she was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia, and with its severity not recognised at the time, her exam results at school suffered.
Despite these challenges, Georgina was passionate about starting a career in childcare and embarked on an Apprenticeship with learndirect.
Despite relying on a wheelchair to get around, she’s able to navigate the classroom with the aid of crutches and remained positive and cheerful throughout her qualification.
As part of the Apprenticeship, she gained the English qualification she had failed to get at school and is now qualified in first aid.
Georgina’s determination to succeed made a lasting impression on her employer and she has now been taken on as a permanent member of staff.
Georgina said, “Life’s too short to wallow. You need to get out into the working world and achieve your goals.”
“Doing the Apprenticeship with learndirect has helped me gain lots of new confidence and achieve my goals. I was fully supported through my qualification and it’s nice for people to be able to see past my disability to what I’ve achieved.”