The Guinness Partnership’s Graduate Scheme is designed to attract new and diverse talent into the housing and care sectors to help address skill shortages in the market.
From a pool of over 600 applicants, Aidan Cheung is among just 3 other remarkable candidates who were selected to participate in the new Graduate Scheme at The Guinness Partnership.
Working with the Health and Safety Team, Aidan has now started on a two-year programme, developing a fuller understanding of Guinness Care and the care sector. He will gain practical work experience while simultaneously studying towards a professional qualification in Occupational Health and Safety, and to help maximise his potential, he will be assigned a work buddy and a mentor, who will guide him in his professional development.
Aidan, who graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan in Sports Physiotherapy, migrated into the field of Health and Safety after working for some time at a local organic food distributor, while pursuing a NEBOSH qualification (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health).
Speaking about Aidan’s new role, Paul Watson, Managing Director said:
‘This is an exciting appointment for Guinness Care and we are really pleased that Aidan has joined us. Our Health & Safety Team play a critical role in ensuring we deliver safe services to older and vulnerable people and promotes a safe working environment for colleagues.
We have put together a detailed induction and training programme which will see Aidan working alongside colleagues in both Guinness Care and The Guinness Partnership, as well as our operational services. Aidan’s placement at Guinness will provide him with valuable experience, and we look forward to seeing his knowledge and skills develop during his time with us.’
Aidan will be working very closely with Kate Woollard, Health and Safety Manager based in Exeter, providing support to cover all aspects of safety and health for each of Guinness Care’s services nationwide.
Congratulations Aidan and welcome aboard!