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Adam is a former Derwen College day student who graduated from the Hospitality and Food pathway in 2019. Adam is proud to have a job at Premier Inn and to have moved into supported living with friends.

Adam’s journey into employment started through training at Derwen College, and has now taken him into paid employment at his local Premier Inn hotel.

As part of his Hospitality pathway, Adam accessed work experience at the college’s on-site Hotel 751 training hotel and at supported work placements at Oswestry and Chester Premier Inn hotels.

Adam was one of the college’s first students to benefit from the Derwen College-developed ‘Premier Inn app’. The app on his mobile phone prompted him step-by-step through the process of servicing a room. He knows the routine with very little support but is reassured by the safety net of the app.

Adam still uses the app today to support him in his work. At Premier Inn, Adam works in housekeeping, servicing bedrooms for guests, and relishes the routine of his work. He told us:

“I like my job. Guests say ‘Good Morning’ and I say ‘Good Morning’ back, and I like to follow the instructions on my phone. Everyone is friendly, and it’s really good to have a job with my own money!”