A WOMAN from Troon is among the first people to be involved in a new project aimed at encouraging more young people to consider a long-term career in care.

HRM Homecare, one of Scotland’s leading care at home specialists, has joined forces with youth charity the Prince’s Trust in Scotland to set up a brand new project.

Troon’s Nicola Scott was one of five adults between 16 and 30 that were selected by the Prince’s Trust to spend four weeks training with the Kilmarnock-headquartered company at a variety of its locations.

They were given free, comprehensive training on the skillset and qualities needed to be a

carer, as well as the huge variety of other roles – from human resources to quality control – which exist in a company

such as HRM Homecare.

At the Prince’s Trust’s Wolfson Centre in Glasgow, leaders from both HRM Homecare and the Prince’s Trust Scotland gathered with Nickelle, Erin, Lauren, Kayleigh and Nicola to celebrate their graduation.

Nicola believes the project is exactly what she needed to get back into the correct job.

She said: “I’d like to thank HRM Homecare and the Prince’s Trust. I am a mum who had been looking to get back into the workplace, but had lacked the confidence to find the right job.

“These past four weeks have been so fantastic for me. I gained that confidence in my abilities again, and now I am really happy to be working once more.

“My long-term aim is to become a social worker, and HRM Homecare and the Prince’s Trust have given me an opportunity to begin my journey to reach that goal.”

HRM Homecare now hopes to run the project four times a year – helping more young people realise the fantastic career options that exist in the care at home sector, as well as providing a massive boost to HRM Homecare itself.