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Jade’s role as an apprentice with Community Justice Scotland will be placement led, her first placement will be on employability expanding her knowledge in this areas. She will undertake research to find organisations that promote jobs, programmes and support for people with convictions. She will be involved in collaborating with the military services to create an opportunity for people to work with them, gaining an achievement and potentially a lifelong job. Gaining more knowledge and understanding of how to create opportunities for people by attending training and events.
Jade is a young person with lived experience working as an apprentice at Community Justice Scotland. Previously, Jade has worked for SAMH as a Peer Support Assistant where she supported young people with mental health issues. Jade has also worked with North Lanarkshire Council where she advised professionals in her role as a Corporate Parent Assistant. Jade has been in her current role as an apprentice since 2018. Part of her apprenticeship has been about her development, and she has successfully completed a community education course at college as well as being accepted into university, starting in September 2020. She has written blogs, built confidence in public speaking and worked alongside other organisations including the Care Review. Jade is passionate about working with a variety of people with lived experience, for example care experienced young people, young people with experience of the justice system and homelessness.