Hello. My name is Aldaine and I live in Peckham with my mum. I used to work for Southwark Council as an administrative assistant but it was only a one-year contract. When my contract came to an end, I began looking for other employment.
I found out about Brandon Trust through a charity called Bede Plus. I’ve been with Brandon Trust for approximately three weeks now as a part-time receptionist. Everyone is really friendly and helpful.
I answer the phone, handle the mail, use the computer, and do all the reception and admin work that is required of me. I am able to turn to staff if I have any difficulties. I get a lot of help from Chevonne, my line manager.
Our office is very busy and sometimes I can feel apprehensive asking for support. I like to be independent so I try not to ask, but Chevonne helps me when I need it.
During my three weeks with Brandon Trust, I took a few days off to visit Blackpool. Chevonne very kindly agreed to let me go. I am now refreshed and raring to get back to work.
Even though I’m still settling in and getting to know the team, I value my job and enjoy my time at work.
I'm hoping to become an ambassador for Brandon Trust should the opportunity ever arise, but for now I am really proud to be working for such a great Trust.