A Prior’s Court young adult is now in paid employment with us in recognition of the quality of his work.

Young adult Ricardo is now a paid member of staff within our Grounds team, which is responsible for the maintenance of our beautiful 52-acre site.

Ricardo’s tasks include:

  • Lawn mowing
  • Pressure washing
  • Weeding

After a settling-in period in Term 5 – after Easter – Ricardo is thriving with the support of Learning Facilitator Katie Elkes, and Grounds team members Adam Jones (pictured with Ricardo) and Ashley Adams.

Ricardo has settled in superbly to the role and is excelling in the tasks he is set.

Nickie Dunphy, Young People’s Learning Lead, said: “Ricardo has gained plenty of skills in his time at Prior’s Court, which led to work experience and work placements both on-site and off-site – all of which has culminated in this paid employment with Prior’s Court.

“It is important to stress that Ricardo is filling a genuine vacancy. There is a skills gap here that Ricardo fills and we are not simply creating jobs for young people.

“This has been a real team effort to get this far and I am so proud to be able to confirm it has worked and Ricardo is now earning himself a wage for his outstanding work.”

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