"From this work experience, I have paced my work really well and obtained important time management skills. It has boosted my confidence, increased my communication skills and taught me vital Customer Service techniques."

Madihah currently studies Blackburn College’s Business with Law Level 3 Extended Diploma and has earned a part-time contact at The Mall Blackburn’s Boots store after showing impressive initiative on her work placement.

Madihah said: “I am really happy to have secured a job at Boots off the back of my fantastic placement organised through the Business course at Blackburn College.

“On placement I reloaded the stock and organised it into the designated places in the warehouse. I would then make my way to the shop floor to find out what stock was missing and immediately organise stock replenishment for customers.

“I also had the chance to do the hybrid. I was given a list of items which I would pick, scan and place in a trolley so my colleagues could pack the appropriate boxes.”

She added: “From this work experience, I have paced my work really well and obtained important time management skills. It has boosted my confidence, increased my communication skills and taught me vital Customer Service techniques. I have enhanced my dedication and become more motivated and independent.

“I am pleased to be developing my skills so much already and I know my experience at Boots will benefit me in my future career aspirations.”