Axiom helps student social workers to gain professional experience - 24 May 16
Two Peterborough-based students are a step closer to completing their social worker training thanks to a leading housing association’s placement scheme.
Manjeet Kaur (23) and Zandile Wieckowski, recently completed a 70-day placement with Axiom Housing Association at its Peterborough Foyer, which helps young people aged 16 to 25.
Since the placement scheme started five years ago, Axiom has helped more than 50 students to gain professional experience. Most placements come from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Lincoln.
Manjeet, said: “The placement really helped and especially because I got to play an active role in holding residents’ meetings, arranging events and supporting staff with the day-to-day running of the Foyer.”
Kelly Mee, Service Manager at Peterborough Foyer, added: “Both Manjeet and Zandile were a real asset to the team and benefited from the service we provide to give them the knowledge they required for their course.”
Karen Prince, Head of Axiom Academy, said: “Axiom has long recognised the benefits that social work students bring to our organisation with their up-to-date knowledge, fresh ideas and quizzical minds that challenge and inform our own services.
“The scheme is made possible by the supported housing team who work closely with the students to ensure that they get the best out of their placements with us.”
Picture caption: LtoR: Zandile Wieckowski, Kelly Mee, Amanda Hoton, Manjeet Kaur and Lesley Lenton