Q&A with NCRC at Trafford Hall Kickstart employee, Sophie Whitehead

Sophie Whitehead

In July, NCRC at Trafford Hall partnered with training provider The Learning Foundry to recruit Sophie Whitehead as part of a 6-month Kickstart scheme.  

The Learning Foundry are passionate about helping people and businesses achieve their full potential. Whether it’s helping someone to start or progress in their career or supporting a business to recruit new staff or upskill their workforce, The Learning Foundry are a full-service training provider with the knowledge and experience to suit individual needs. Hear what Sophie has to say about her experience so far… 

What is your job title? 

I work as the Administration and Events Assistant at NCRC Trafford Hall. 

What does your everyday role consist of? 

Each day is different although I largely support the team with administrative tasks such as data management and general planning. As part of my responsibilities, I also carry out tasks to aid the planning of our Energy Plus Academy, Housing Plus Academy and Family Future events.  

It is great to work for an organisation like NCRC at Trafford Hall who transform communities and bring people together to find solutions for change. 

How long is your placement for?  

My placement is via The Learning Foundry, and it is a 6-month placement working 4 days a week.  

How would you describe your Kickstart placement with NCRC at Trafford Hall? 

The support I have received from the team has been great! My placement has enabled me to progress further in my professional development, since starting I have learnt the art of being responsible for my own work. Overall, I’ve had an amazing time so far and enjoyed every minute of my time with the company. 

What would you say to others interested in doing a Kickstart placement?  

They are an amazing way to get your foot in the door and help you develop yourself both personally and professionally. I would certainly recommend it and say to always keep an eye out for what opportunities are out there! 

To find out more about NCRC at Trafford Hall please click HERE 

To find out more about The Learning Foundry, please click HERE 

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