Moses takes first steps into childcare
Moses takes first steps into childcare.
Apprenticeships have helped 17 year old Moses Gonani realise his ambition to start a career in childcare. Born in Zimbabwe, Moses moved to the UK as a boy and recently settled in Paisley. When he arrived in Scotland, Moses got careers and learning advice from his uncle who works for Pachedu, which is an organisation that supports ethnic minority groups with employment and other services. Moses chose to start an apprenticeship at Nursery Times in Paisley.
As a male apprentice in a female-dominated workplace, Moses acknowledges there could have been a few obstacles but insists everything has gone well, thanks to the support of his colleagues. Moses said: "My message to other men who are thinking about an apprenticeship in childcare is to go for it and not to be put off.
“My apprenticeship has given me a route towards where I want to go. I’m learning on the job, gaining qualifications and earning all at the same time.”
Nursery Times manager, Jennifer Clark said: “Apprenticeships provide people with valuable hands-on work experience and it allows us to train them up and then keep them on as a qualified staff member.”
Source: Skills Development Scotland | Further updates to be added soon.