22nd May, 2019

Getting the most from placement

Aaron Wise 20th Sep, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A WORCESTER University student is celebrating top grades after completing a placement with the Warwickshire and West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company.

Applied Criminology student, Chloe Stokes, thrived on the placement where she teamed up with Stan Reeves, community payback supervisor and Jan Breen, community payback manager, for almost three months as part of a work placement for her degree.

Following the experience and mentoring from staff, Miss Stokes ended the academic year by achieving an A- for her assignment, relating to the placement opportunity.

Miss Stokes said: “Through their 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.

“The opportunities have benefited me 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’ve achieved.”

Mr Reeves 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 more than 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.”

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