Woman makes heartfelt gesture to tutor who helped her get a job

Posted on Jan 21, 2022

An employability tutor from national training provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), received a heartfelt gesture from a woman that she supported into her first ever job after completing her studies.

Jayne Perkins, Childcare and Early Years Educator Tutor at LCG, supported her learner through two courses, gave her a reference for a job and supported her with the application and interview process. The 40 year old woman wanted to study with LCG to improve her English and be able to support her three children with their school homework.

After the woman found out she was successful in her job application she left an envelope for Jayne at the reception of the centre where she studied. Inside the envelope was a thank you note for helping the learner gain employment and £20 from her first ever wage. The note said: “To Jayne, Happy New Year. Thank you for helping. I can’t explain. Without your help I couldn’t get any job. My first wages I share with you.”

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The learner, who studied Understanding Domestic Abuse and Behaviour that Challenges, wanted to share her first wage with her tutor that had supported her throughout her journey learning with LCG. The money was of course returned to the woman but the impact this gesture had on Jayne will last a lifetime.

Not only has the learner got her first ever job since completing her studies. She has also made new friends within class which she now has a WhatsApp group with so they can continue to support each other and keep in touch.

Jayne Perkins said: “I was brought to tears by this gesture from my learner. The fact she wanted to share her first wages with me shows how important the work we do is to support individuals by giving them the skills to progress into a career. I am very proud of her, as she has gained so much confidence since studying with us. The learner has never been employed before, so to see what a difference we have made to her life is very rewarding. It is all part of my job and seeing the impact we have on people’s lives is what makes it all worthwhile. I will keep this little note forever.”

Brenda McLeish OBE, CEO of Learning Curve Group, said: “This gesture shows the impact that Learning Curve Group has on individuals across the country. Jayne made a huge difference to this learner’s life, and this shows how important our training is. We are delivering essential high quality training that is needed for people to gain the skills to succeed in the workplace. I am so proud of how dedicated all of our ‘Purple People’ are to transforming lives through learning.”

Learning Curve Group’s, their mission is to transform lives through learning whilst always keeping the learner at the centre of everything they do. This is an example of LCG tutors going above and beyond to support their learners, even after they have completed their qualifications. LCG strives to give young people and adults the skills and knowledge they need to progress into a successful career.

LCG is an award winning, national training provider that impacts over 200,000 learners across the country through their wide range of provision. In 2020 they achieved their goal of transforming over one million lives through learning, but they aren’t stopping there. The training provider, headquartered in County Durham, is on track to become the largest and most diverse training provider in the country. They currently employ over 800 staff, and aim to create over 1,000 more jobs by 2025.

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