Joy's story

Joy recently completed our Catering Trainee Scheme and went on to a work placement in a professional kitchen. We went along during her last week there to find out how she had got on...


What did you enjoy most about the Catering Trainee Scheme?

"I really enjoyed working as part of a team and being friendly to the customers. I also learned loads of new skills."


Have you enjoyed your work placement?

"I have really enjoyed learning lots of extra kitchen skills while I've been here, particularly through working alongside their Head Chef, which has been great. I feel so much more confident!"


How do you feel about the future?

"I've got an interview soon and I'm very excited about potentially getting a new role in the catering industry. I'm also planning to do some more bakery workshops with Providence Row and building on my skills."

Joy is one of the 94 people who have completed the Catering Trainee Scheme. More than half of these have gone onto further employment, work experience, training, education or volunteering. We continue to support many of the others as they work towards creating a happier and safer life away from homelessness.


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