Angel Ackland-Elliott

Angel Ackland-Elliott - Health & Social Care Apprentice

Hi, my name is Angel, I am 16 years old and I started my Apprenticeship here at Chaseley in February 2021.

I have never been what you might call ‘academic’ and I found that I learn better by doing rather than sitting down in a classroom setting.  This is why I chose to do an apprenticeship, because I get to learn on the job every day.  Ultimately, I want to become a nurse and what better way to start my career in the Health Sector, than an apprenticeship in a Nursing Home.

I wanted to join the team here at Chaseley because I wanted to work somewhere where I could make a real difference to people’s lives and support them through their difficult times.  There is such a wide range of residents at Chaseley, there are young and older people, some are much more physically independent than others and the range of illness and disability is vast and I feel that I could learn so much from the residents and the staff team.

I have only been here a short while, but already everyone has been so nice and supportive to me.  I enjoy sharing stories with the residents and learning about their lives and their experiences, they are all so interesting and funny.  The staff team are really helpful and explain things to me in a way that helps me understand and improve my learning and knowledge.  I hope that my time here at Chaseley will form a firm foundation for my career and will stay with me throughout my learning pathway and be a constant reminder to myself to do the very best I can in whatever I do, so that I can give the very best care to those that need it.

If like me, you are not the sort of person to sit in a classroom, don’t think you cannot learn because you can, you can be an apprentice and you can learn from experiencing the job in hand and create your own career path.