A Plymouth teenager has embarked on a career in the care sector after looking after her grandparents ignited a passion for helping others.
Ruby Rose, 16, started a Health & Social Care Level 2 apprenticeship in October with leading training provider Realise while working at Wisteria House in Plymstock.
Speaking at the start of National Apprenticeship Week, Ruby said she is loving her studies and is looking forward to a long and successful career in the sector.
“I left school in Year 10 because it just wasn’t for me,” she said. “I went to Picquet Barracks, part of City College Plymouth, and completed qualifications in maths, English and hair and beauty.
“I always thought the care sector was an option as my grandparents have early onset dementia and I really love visiting and helping them. They mean the world to me.
“My mum, too, was a personal carer for a long time and we used to spend a lot of time with the lady she looked after.
“I want to continue to grow and I am already thinking about a Level 3 apprenticeship once I have completed my Level 2.”