Monica Stoican – Health & Safety Assistant

Hello, I’m Monica. I started as an Apprentice in Connect-Repairs East Team on 1st of April 2019 after I completed my work experience with First Choice Homes Oldham.

During my Apprenticeship at Jigsaw Homes Group I gained my certificate in Maths and English Level 2 and last year I achieved Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard for Customer Service Practitioner and also won Apprentice Resilience Award 2020.    

Despite the challenges and barriers that 2020 has put in our way,  I had full support from my managers to continue with my apprenticeship and  they always gave me time off when I needed this for studying.  

After completing my Apprenticeship I got a new role working in Neighbourhood Engagement where I had the opportunity to develop more skills and add more knowledge to my career.  It was a great challenge for me to start a new position during the pandemic, but with a massive support from my line manager things were made simple and I managed to complete all my tasks.  

I then applied for a position in the Health and Safety Team and after being successful at interview I started 3 months ago and I am enjoying so much. This role is a permanent position and I am so proud of myself with everything that I achieved so far.  

 Jigsaw Homes Group is the perfect place to start your career as a new starter/apprentice, I felt so welcome not just by my colleagues, but by all the departments within the organisation. They made me feel welcome and I have everything that I could ever ask for from a work place. 

Now, I am thinking that I would like to continue my studies and get qualified in Health and Safety and I know very well that I have all the support from my managers and guidance I need to develop and grow in my career.   

In less than 3 years I’ve learnt so much, I have become more confident and I work for a company that value staff and I feel like I have found a job for life.