Regan Dillon – finding work, making money and making friends

‘Working has improved my life so much, I now have money, my parents are happy and I’ve made some great friends at the store.’

Regan enrolled on the Traineeships programme with learndirect after quitting college. After some initial uncertainty she got stuck in and found she was enjoying the learning, particularly the sessions on managing money, interview skills and team working skills.

Regan wanted to work in the retail sector and a placement was arranged by her engagement advisor at B&M`s in Droylsden.

She also was keen to gain her Level 1 qualifications in maths and English Functional Skills which she undertook alongside her placement.

After a few weeks, the B&Ms store manager Dan offered Regan a full-time job, which Regan was really pleased about. She commented

“..after being sat at home for months since I quit my college course, I didn’t believe a Traineeship would lead me to a full-time job, I’m so glad I didn`t leave after the first day!”

Dan said,

“I was impressed with the organisation of the whole Traineeship process. Regan soon became a valued member of my team and I was more than happy to offer her full-time employment at the end of her placement.”

Over the course of the 6 weeks, she proved herself to be a hardworking, motivated young lady, this is the kind of staff I look for, and they are not easy to find’

At her Traineeship exit review, Regan said she felt that she’d matured so much in over the 10 weeks and feels confident about her future and career.

“Working has improved my life so much, I now have money, my parents are happy with me and I’ve made some great friends at the store.”

Interested in how a Traineeship could help get you into work? Find out more about Traineeships