Alicia gets the thumbs up to her career with animals
It’s a double celebration for 17 year old Alicia Williamson as achieves MMM on her Level 3 Animal Management course and is offered a permanent job with her work placement employer.
Alicia enrolled on the Animal Management course at The Manchester College as it offered what she was looking for to take the first step towards her dream career to become a veterinary nurse.
As part of the course, Alicia did a work placement with Discount Pets (TD Pets Ltd) in Stockport. She impressed the company with her attitude and skills and was offered a permanent position when her placement ended.
Tim Morley, Director of TD Pets, said: “Alicia came to do her work experience on a Saturday and was very keen to get stuck in and learn about the business. Alicia is polite, calm and not afraid to use her initiative. At the end of her work experience she had pretty much cemented her role on the busiest day of the week and was offered this position permanently.
“Alicia has a lot of key qualities for working in the Pet Care Industry, mainly great people skills and a passion for working with animals particular small animal care.”
Alicia enjoyed her time on work placement, it helped her to increase her knowledge on different diets and foods for small animals, and she was delighted when Tim asked her to stay on.
Alicia said: “My time at The Manchester College has been really good, getting to know how to interactive with animals – the animals were definitely one of the best things about the course! As well as the support you get from the teachers. In fact, I’ve already recommended the course and College to my cousin who wants to do the same thing as me.”
Alicia plans to enrol at university to continue studying towards her long-term goal to become a veterinary nurse.