6 October 2020

‘Training gave me the confidence to climb the career ladder’

When Amie Bennett enrolled on a Level 3 course in Management at Acacia Training back in 2010, she wasn’t sure what the future held for her.

She had been working in children’s services for about two years and knew that she loved her job, and the sector, but she didn’t have a clear career path. 

However, that completely changed after she completed the course. Amie explains: “I have dyslexia and dyspraxia and I’ve really struggled with learning in the past because I can become overwhelmed by all the information you have to process.

“However, the tutors at Acacia Training were incredibly supportive and made me feel like I was capable of achieving this qualification. It gave me the confidence to continue my learning and I went on to complete three Level 3 and two Level 5 diplomas. If I hadn’t had such a positive experience, I wouldn’t have gone on to do further learning.”

Amie adds: “The training opened a lot of doors for me and enabled me to pursue a role in senior management and climb the career ladder in the sector that I love.”

Amie moved from Team Leader to Deputy Manager, a role she worked in for two years before becoming Learning and Development Deputy Manager at Hexagon Care, a national provider of children’s services. She now oversees and delivers training.

Amie says: “A key part of my role is to liaise with our training providers and one of them is Acacia Training. They are just as supportive and committed to helping their learners to achieve as they were all those years ago and have had a really positive influence.”

Amie adds: “Acacia Training has done what it did for me 10 years ago and is continuing to grow our next generation of leaders and managers.”

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