Career Start | Meet Sharon - Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity
Posted: November 24, 2021

Kibble’s Staff-in-Training programme gave Sharon, 41 from Renfrew the opportunity to pursue her dream of working with children. She is now training to become a Child and Youth Care Worker with Kibble.

About Kibble’s Staff-in-Training Course

Through Kibble’s Staff-in-Training programme, individuals gain the qualifications and training needed to become a Child and Youth Care Worker. Over the course of 12-months, trainees earn a living wage while studying for an HNC in Social Services and participating in work experience. They are fully supported, receiving guidance and mentorship. An interview for a Child and Youth Care Worker job at Kibble is guaranteed upon completion.

If you have the ambition to lead a more fulfilling career, helping young people who need additional supports, our Staff-in-Training programme gives you that opportunity with the peace of mind of an income while learning on the job.

Find Out More from Sharon

Sharon moved on from her previous permanent position as a catering assistant for a Glasgow City Council school to join Kibble and re-train as a Child and Youth Care Worker. She has always enjoyed being around children.

She shared, “Since starting my placement, my mindset has totally changed. I’ve realised that I bring so many important personable skills to the role, and that is really what Kibble looks for.

“The most important skill I have is being able to just listen, plus the fact that I’m not judgmental, and I take people as I find them. My motherly instincts are also a real help, from encouraging the kids to tidy their bedrooms, to sense when someone isn’t feeling themselves and needs my attention – it’s the little things that make all the difference.

“My advice to anyone who is looking for a more fulfilling career and has a real passion to work with kids, would be to go for it and apply. I found it scary leaving a permanent position, but the support given by Kibble is immense.”

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Sharon’s Staff-in-Training experience was published by GlasgowTimes.

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