Learning Experience - Milton Keynes College

Milton Keynes College have provided a fantastic example of the great work they do for young offenders in this inspirational learner experience story, featuring 'Lucas' from HMYOI Brinsford.


Lucas from HMYOI Brinsford, has been successful in an interview with the multinational support service and construction company Interserve and has been offered a job with the company once his sentence has been completed.

This has not been an easy journey; Lucas was recalled to Prison in 2014 and was very difficult to motivate, his behaviour was poor and he amassed more than 50 negative behaviour warnings and three adjudications. 

Things started to change when he found employment as a cleaner in the education department. After a shaky start in which he was almost sacked from this position, Lucas decided to prove everyone wrong and began to achieve both in education and via programmes being offered as part of his rehabilitation. “ Lucas chose to engage with the Thinking Skills Programme at Brinsford to help with his decision making and after 8 weeks, gained a certificate and passed the course; this made Lucas think before acting, which was his biggest obstacle”.

As part of his preparation for the interview, Lucas worked with staff in the Virtual Campus suite to prepare for his interview using the advanced CV Builder. Lucas has requested for his account to be referred to Bring On Potential (BOP) upon release so that he can continue to access its tools and edit his CV. 

Source: Milton Keynes College - Spring 2016 OLASS newsletter

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