Mitchel’s Story: Combining Work with Paralympic Training

Mitchel commits to work with gusto

Mitchel’s Story: Combining Work with Paralympic Training

17th July 2019

Mitchel in the Combe Grove Manor groundsMitchel, a student who attends Fairfield Farm College, has been working incredibly hard on his world of work journey this year. Mitchel works at Combe Grove Manor on Tuesdays with the grounds team maintaining the 64 acre estate on the edge of the city of Bath. Mitchel works the same hours as the estate team which means he has to be up at 6am to be ready and get to work and has shown real commitment to his placement.

Mitchel is going onto the STEPs program in September where he will develop more independent skills and continue his work placement. Combe Grove have been so impressed with Mitchel’s commitment and effort that there has been talk of the possibility of an apprenticeship after next year if he keeps working hard. Mitchel loves being outdoors and working in such a beautiful environment.

As well as working hard at college Mitchel is a committed athlete in the 100 and 200 metre categories and is working towards qualifying for next year’s Paralympics games in Tokyo. Mitchel is currently ranked 11th in the UK in the 200 metre category and 10th in the 100 metre category. Mitchel recently took part in the Ultra challenge and walked 25km to raise money for Fairfield Farm College.

Mitchel working in a hi-vis vest