Talent Match Case Study – Caitlin
Upon starting her 18 month journey with her Talent Coach, Caitlin identified her main barrier as confidence.
Since that time Caitlin has gone on to attend trips to Barmouth and the Snowdome as well as training courses such as “iCookIndian”, “Future You” and “Confidence Building” with Steps to Work.
The “Confidence Building” course in particular has helped Caitlin to identify aspects of her life that she wants to work on and to build an action plan of how to achieve this. She has been vocal in her sessions about what she would like to do and has seized every opportunity.
Caitlin attended a Youth Event at Cannock Job Centre where one of our Talent Coaches encouraged her to speak to the Prince’s Trust about their opportunities.
Caitlin was nervous about attending the Prince’s Trust Taster Session, as she had only ever been on a train once in her life and had never been to Rugeley. However, Caitlin managed to overcome her nerves with the help of her Talent Coach, who helped to prepare her for the journey.
Caitlin’s Talent Coach gave her tips on how to buy cheap advance train tickets and helped Caitlin to make the arrangements on the Trainline website. Caitlin’s Talent Coach also helped Caitlin manage her nerves in showing her how to use the ticket machine at the train station and how to use Google Maps to manage her transport schedule that day.
Caitlin’s Talent Coach spent the first ten minutes at the Prince’s Trust Taster Session and left when Caitlin was settled. Caitlin enjoyed the session so much that she has since gone on to participate in successive weeks of the Prince’s Trust programme, having completed a residential, where she stayed away from home for the first ever time!