Thursday, 03 September 2015
Applied Criminology student, Chloe Stokes, is celebrating top grades after completing her placement at Warwickshire and West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company (WWM CRC).
Chloe joined Stan Reeves, Community Payback Supervisor and Jan Breen, Community Payback Manager at the WWM CRC for almost three months in January 2015 as part of a work placement for her University of Worcester Applied Criminology degree.
Following Chloe’s placement and mentoring from staff at the WWM CRC, she ended the academic year by achieving a well-deserved A- for her assignment related to the placement opportunity. Achieving this grade has now put her in good stead to start her second year of study.
Stan Reeves who mentored Chloe said: "Chloe immediately showed her maturity and clear understanding of the role of community payback supervisor by successfully motivating and managing the work party. It didn't faze Chloe when we had combined work parties from Redditch, at times with over 20 Offenders on the one site. Chloe had the respect of the work party which can be very hard to gain and she was greatly missed by us all when she finished."
Chloe praised both Stan and Jan for their help and commented: "Through your mentoring and support, I gained a real insight into provisions in the sector and was able to see professionals truly working in a way that demonstrated empathy and equality when engaging with offenders."
She went on to say: "The opportunities you gave me have been of benefit in so many ways, in my personal and professional life and the learning I have gained from the experience is evident in the grade I have achieved’.
The WWM CRC offer work placement opportunities through the University of Worcester Applied Criminology degree. Following Chloe’s success, a second student will be starting with the organisation in September 2015.