A few years ago Disability Action supported Deborah whilst she was on placement at Laura’s Lodge, a day nursery in Antrim, through training with Rutledge Antrim.

In December 2020 Deborah secured employment and an apprenticeship opportunity with Laura’s Lodge.

Deborah says she loves what she does; she loves children, and according to her manager Deborah is so dependable with a passion to learn.

Patrick Malone, Head of Policy, Comms, Information & Advocacy at Disability Action said:

Apprenticeships are a great way for disabled people to enter the world of work. Apprenticeships provide exciting opportunities for disabled people to get hands on training, the opportunity to put skills into practice and the chance to gain invaluable experience. 

Read more on how our Training Support Services team can help you on your apprenticeship journey

If you want to find out more about taking on a disabled apprentice contact:

Lisa McVeigh, Training Support Services Manager (Temporary) Mobile: 07967 737470 E-mail: [email protected] or Anne Reid, Job Match Manager (Interim), Mobile: 07767 112291 E-mail: [email protected]