Dyslexia reportedly affects 10% of the UK, but it often goes unmentioned or misunderstood entirely in the workplace. A specific learning difficulty, it causes problems with certain abilities such as reading and writing however, dyslexia has not stopped Kinga Kubiak, from Hove, overcome obstacles to take on an Apprenticeship and see a positive change.
Starting at Priory Group in Hove in 2014, Kinga started as a support worker, completed an NVQ Level 3 and in 2018 she changed roles to an admin-based position as an Administrator, and was soon offered an Apprenticeship programme with national training provider Qube Learning. Kinga has shown drive and commitment and is motivated to complete her Business Administrator Apprenticeship at Priory Group under the close mentorship of Qube Learning.
Taking the brave steps of moving alone from Poland to the UK, Kinga has an eagerness to broaden her knowledge of life and learning and is determined to not be defeated by dyslexia. Having undertaken two masters, Kinga also worked as an Art Guide in an art gallery, held a support worker position with young Autistic people and has since started working with dogs in her spare time which has brought a lot of happiness into her life.
Having suffered personal traumas, it has only made Kinga more passionate about creating a place of enjoyment in her professional circumstances and calm in her personal life. The programme has been life changing for Kinga and though she finds maths difficult at times, she has shone at work and is very proud of how far she has come since moving to England.
Commenting on her personal experience, Kinga says “Having dyslexia has presented hurdles throughout my life however, I know I can achieve the same success as anyone else in the world. I chose to be courageous and make a difference to my life, I moved from another country, rented a flat and found myself a job so I know, I am brave. Working at Priory Group has been wonderful, they are a great employer and with the help of Qube Learning, I have now expanded my skillset and look forward to what the future holds.
My advice to someone looking to start an Apprenticeship is, fear is not a bad thing, it can help you get through the first stage of something new. It means we are totally conscious and aware of what we are doing. A programme like an Apprenticeship is an ideal way for someone with a learning difficulty to learn and earn at the same time, and with a mentor to guide you it can be a very rewarding experience.”
Joe Crossley, CEO of Qube Learning says:
“Qube Learning prides itself on working with a diverse group of businesses and individuals from many backgrounds. One of our core objectives is to help people learn and for companies to retain great employees like Kinga, whilst they gain beneficial skills to further their expertise.
Working with many small, medium and large companies, we strive to help our students (and employers) prosper and get the best out of working and learning whilst gaining invaluable knowledge that will set them up for life and stories like Kinga’s are what make what we do worthwhile.”
Qube Learning is proud to be an OFSTED grade 2 (Good) training provider and works with hundreds of employers across the country to deliver a range of training and qualifications to a multitude of learners. If you are interested in finding out more about the positive opportunities an apprenticeship can bring, either as a learner or an employer, then speak with the experts at Qube Learning.