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Aaron thrives in his Supported Internship role with Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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Aaron started his supported internship role with Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in September 2020 in his first role as Postal Service / Stores Person. Based at Broadgreen Hospital, he is responsible for sorting all the post that goes in and out of the hospital. During his working day he will sort all of the post, making sure it is franked with the correct postage value and makes sure the post is delivered to the right wards and departments throughout the hospital.

Aaron said:

“At first I was very nervous about starting, meeting new people and not knowing what they would be like or what the department would be like but everyone made me feel really welcome (they even bought me an LFC mug for my cups of tea). I enjoy having something to get up for, being busy learning new things and meeting new people.

I enjoy everything about it. I really like the people I have been working with as they have been really helpful to me showing me what to do and helping me out when I have been unsure of something. I enjoy getting out and about around the hospital and meeting new people.”

Aaron’s mentor, Richie Price said:

“Aaron has been eager to learn and has coped admirably when presented with tasks that arose unexpectedly. He has taken on more responsibility working in the post room each day and has risen to the challenges that he has faced. He has been willing to apply himself wholeheartedly to any task that he has been given. He has been a pleasure to train and is a credit to himself and his family.”

His line manger, David Pierce added:

“Aaron has been a fabulous addition to our service. It has been a pleasure to get to know him. He has applied himself to every aspect of the job. I am sure he will continue to grow in confidence, I can see how much he has already come on in leaps and bounds since his first day. I am sure he will be a credit to any future employer.”

Aaron has come a long way since first attending Greenbank College in 2018 where he achieved Level 1 Customer Service qualification alongside English and maths. He hasn’t let his diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Epilepsy get in his way of succeeding – his enthusiasm and determination has meant that he has been able to overcome lots of personal and professional barriers and thrive within his new role. The support he has received on the Project Search Supported Internship, together with the support he as received from everyone involved, has helped him enormously to be able to do this.

Find out more about the Supported Internship Programme