Caring students rewarded for hard work

Friday, 27 January 2017

Seevic students were rewarded for their hard work after successfully completing a work placement at a care home.

Health and Social Care students Demi Barrett and Chelsea Jeffrey worked at Oakdale Residential Care Home in Kiln Road, Benfleet.

Demi And Chelsea With MelanieThe pair was praised by manager Melanie Tucknott who said they were the “best” students that had worked at the home.

The students were presented with certificates and gifts at a presentation surrounded by the home’s residents who they have become friends with over their time at Oakdale.

Handing out their certificates and gifts, Melanie said: “Over the last couple of weeks we’ve had Demi and Chelsea in our house. I think this is the best placement we have had to date.

“They have been recognising their own strengths and we hope you have seen what a care home is all about. It is somewhere you can be a family at this time in your life.”

Gemma Dowsett, work placement officer at Seevic, added: “We work hard to make sure every student at Seevic has a beneficial placement that is relevant to their course and ensures they are gaining the skills needed in the workplace.

“We are very proud of Demi and Chelsea and they have clearly made a good impression during their time at Oakdale.  

“They can now use the experience gained working in a real life environment, along with their professional qualification, to either complete further study at university or go into work. We’ve worked with Oakdale for many years and really value our relationship with them as they are so supportive of our learners.”

Seevic College, based in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, offers several courses and apprenticeships in Health and Social Care. Find out more by going to

The next college open evening is Tuesday 31 January from 5.30pm until 8pm. 


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