Thanks to a work experience placement, Eliot has set up his own business doing what he loves – valeting cars.
Eliot started at Communication Specialist College Doncaster on a three-day a week timetable to make the transition in to college successful for Eliot.
Eliot chose to follow a Motor Vehicle programme. When Eliot felt ready to do work a experience placement, the college team supported him. He had identified that he was good at car valeting and wanted to do this. The work experience team secured him a work placement at Stoneacre in the valeting department.
Eliot went to work experience every Thursday afternoon, initially with support and then independently. Over time the placement was extended to a full day.
During his time in college and on placement Eliot came to the conclusion that he would like to own his own car valeting business. The work experience team supported Eliot to start up his own car valeting business called Eliot’s Shine.
Eliot now works two days a week valeting cars to a professional standard and uses the money he makes to buy products and equipment in preparation for when he finishes college. Eliot will then register his business and formally become self-employed.