Finalist

Shannon Harding

A love of art at school is leading Merthyr Tydfil 18-year-old Shannon Harding towards success as a painter and decorator. It has been a difficult road for Shannon; moving from care and the support of a social worker, through the wrong choice of college course and bouts of depression.

Through training provider PeoplePlus, Shannon has found Traineeship Level 1 training that recognises her difficulties and has led to work experience with CBD Decorating.

Shannon said:

“I love painting and decorating and would like to do an apprenticeship and be self-employed one day. That would be my dream.”