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College students enjoy work experience at Saxonwood care home

Kaysie and Robyn from Bexhill College are currently enjoying work experience at Saxonwood care home in Battle, to get practical experience whilst studying a two year T Level qualification in Health.

Both 17 and both wanting to be midwives, the experience at Saxonwood is giving them an excellent start to their career in health services. They visit Saxonwood together every Friday and spend time with residents, delivering refreshments, supporting activities and mealtimes. Here’s what they had to say…

“Since November we’ve both been visiting Saxonwood to get experience of caring for older people and what it’s like to work in a care home. We’ve learnt a lot since coming here, especially how to treat everyone fairly, and to talk clearly and respectfully to those living with dementia or who are hard of hearing. We hadn’t really experienced communicating with people living with dementia before coming here.

We’ve chatted to the residents about their amazing experiences including someone who was a pilot and also what working life was like during world war 2. Our work experience here is a great place to start our medical career and everyone is friendly and they’re giving us good instructions and keeping us busy!

We hope to continue our visits and will be here weekly for June next year, so we’ll get to know everyone really well!”

If you’re interested in having work experience in our care homes in Haywards Heath, Battle or Crowborough please contact our HR team who will be happy to share our opportunities with you. Contact them on or phone 01323 875240 choosing option 4.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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