emily at work

16th November 2020 • My Family Our Needs

On completion of her Hospitality programme at Queen Alexandra College (QAC), former residential student, Emily successfully entered paid employment at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

The College provided the support that Emily needed. It also offered her the opportunity to complete an external work placement with The Birmingham Repertory Theatre as part of her course. Initially, the work placement was over a three-month period, but it went so well Emily’s placement converted to paid employment.

Rather than return to the family home, Emily also progressed onto QAC’s supported living option, Independence Plus. As a residential student, the College’s 24-hour curriculum helped Emily develop her independent living and social skills. Independence Plus has allowed Emily to continue to develop this independence.