Oliver Bishop

Oliver is 17 and attends Archway Academy Worcester and is working towards his level 1 Mathematics, English and Hospitality. Oliver really enjoyed hospitality and as a result now does a work placement once a week at a local café. At the placement Oliver has gained experience baking bread, cooking a variety of dishes and working front of house. During the placement Oliver has gained confidence and displayed a very positive attitude.

Oliver says “I enjoys coming to Archway Academy because of the friendly atmosphere and that the staff can give extra support. My work placement has helped me to gain lots of experience in cooking and talking to the public”

Oliver has improved his attendance and produced outstanding work that is being reflected at Archway Academy and his work placement.

Connie West

Connie had been out of education for two years before joining Archway Academy. At Archway Connie is working toward her level 1 mathematics, English and Hair and beauty. As well as progressing in her studies at Archway Connie now attends a work placement one day a week at adore Hair and Beauty where she has made a positive impression on the manager and has even let Connie style her own hair.

Connie said, “I never thought I would get a chance of a job and I was very happy to be offered the placement at Adore. I really like it there”

Radek Hauzer

The manager of Adore added, “Connie has a lovely personality and a natural flair for hairdressing. She has fitted in really well there,” said Radek.

Radek Hauzer has progressed brilliantly at Archway Academy by gaining his level 1 in carpentry, painting and decorating, mathematics and English.  At Archway Radek has gained skills and knowledge that have abled him to get a placement with Phoenix Joinery where he has learnt about the trade. The duties are wood sorting, housekeeping, taking deliveries and dealing with emails.

“No more bad stuff, I have just focused on learning since I have been at Archway Academy”

In a few weeks’ time Radek will be employed by Phoenix joinery full time on an apprenticeship learning advanced skills in making door frames and windows.