Evermore had her sights set on a career with Midlands Mencap which is what brought her to BAES.
Rewind a few years, and Evermore arrived in the UK unable to speak English. After completing a series of ESOL courses, she progressed to a Level 1 in Childcare, which is what motivated her to work with learning disabled children.
In September 2022, she joined a 2-week Pre-Employment Training course with a view to getting a job with the learning disability charity. The intensive programme combined a Level 1 qualification in Health and Safety alongside an Entry 3 Work Skills component to support job seekers in completing application forms. She finished both parts of the course fully and was fast-tracked to a job interview with Mencap straight away.
Meanwhile, although her career was taking a turn for the better in September 2022, her family life, unfortunately, was not. On the day of her interview, her family had withheld news of the tragic passing of her father in Zimbabwe so as not to distract her from her studies. Unfortunately, on that very same day, her brother had also passed away.
Thinking about that time, Evermore says:
“It was a bitter sweet day. I was so sad to lose two precious family members but still so determined to do well in the interview.”
Much to the delight of her BAES tutor, Evermore got the job at Mencap. But not only that – the qualifications she has gained and confidence she has developed will stand her in good stead for a successful future.