‘A Blossoming Future’ – Rose Mathews

May 22, 2012 2:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Rose Mathews is a Costume Graduate, from the Arts University College of Bournemouth. Having completed her studies, Rose returned to her home in Bancffosfelen, to pursue a career in costume design and creation. Unfortunately, there was little demand for such a specialised skill in the surrounding area, so Rose decided to enrol for a PGCE qualification; she was disappointed with the course and did not find the work rewarding.

Feeling demotivated and discouraged, Rose went to the job centre, where the Business Administration Programme was recommended; she was referred to LRC Training and enrolled in November 2011.

Rose’s progress was very impressive; she quickly demonstrated the ability to absorb information and she excelled at every set task. Rose secured several qualifications by February 2012, and listed Essential Skills in Application of Number and Communication, Emergency First Aid at Work, Manual Handling, Text Processing Level 1 and a Business Professional Award among her new achievements. Rose was ready to put what she had learned into practice by going on placement and, by chance, a position became available with the Council at LRC Training. Rose was offered the position.

Whilst on placement, Rose was trained to undertake duties of an administrative nature, such as photocopying, sorting the mail, dealing with telephone enquiries, organising lunch clubs etc. Kathryn Howells, Rose’s supervisor, spoke very highly of her, stating that “Rose is a very fast learner and is extremely competent in all the tasks that she’s been given”.

In May 2012, Rose applied for an “Administration Assistant Apprenticeship” with Carmarthenshire County Council, in the Human Resources department; she was successful and when she begins her new role, Rose will continue to work towards her NVQ Level 2 Business Administration qualification.

In the future, Rose hopes to work in a marketing capacity, where she may use her creative skills and become involved in branding; or she may put her degree to use by designing and producing costumes. Either way, Rose has had a meaningful and worthwhile experience with LRC Training.

During her last few days on placement with LRC Training, the results of the level two text production and word processing qualifications were announced; Rose achieved a ‘distinction’ in both qualifications. This is a wonderful achievement.

Rose will be missed by all the staff at Vauxhall and we wish her good luck and great success in the future.