Real-life story - Maurice McHugh
Maurice was a training apprentice under the Apprentice Steps programme, which supports adults with learning disabilities through a work skills programme of accredited learning and work placements.
How I got into the role
My sister works at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. My mother suggested this job to me so I applied for it. I was so happy to get a place here.
Learning new skills enabled me to get a role as a training administration assistant.
What I do
I prepare induction packs for the monthly corporate induction, send out training booking letters to the relevant departments, find room availability for meetings / training events (on the room booking system) and do general office duties such as laminating and photocopying.
The best bits and challenges
I am most proud of working and talking with other people. I recently moved to volunteering and now help them every Tuesday at the Voluntary Services department. I fold and send letters for other departments and organise folders for shredding and filing.
I enjoy everything about my role, I wouldn’t like to change anything.
Life outside work
I love being a DJ, watching DVDs, going to the day centre, swimming and going to the gym twice a week. They help me to de-stress after work.
Career plans and top tips for others
I would like to stay here and do not see myself moving on. I would like everything to stay the same.
Good time keeping is important – you need to be able to manage your time and not be late.