Rodica Stratan

Canterbury student transforms her career from farming to accounts

Rodica has been nominated for this award by Sally Miles, our Canterbury centre owner.

She studied the Foundation Diploma in Accounting with AAT over a period of 9 months and achieved a Distinction in all of the subjects.

Rodica is from Romania. She and her husband worked, and still live on, a local fruit farm with their 14 month old daughter. Rodica was determined to progress her career beyond farming so, whilst working, she saved up to pay for her training. This enabled her to pay for and start training while she was on maternity leave.

Not only was Rodica juggling childcare, she was having to work hard to overcome a language barrier. Sally said that these factors, alongside her positive attitude were just some of the qualities that made her stand out the most, explaining how "she trained with a young baby whilst also improving her English, yet never seemed to struggle with anything...She is committed to her career and making a better life for herself and her family."

Sally continued and said, "She put her daughter into nursery every morning and studied in the centre pretty much every day for 9 months without fail. She was a model student, gained distinctions in everything first time round and was a real ray of sunshine in the office!

As it happens, she completed her training just before the company above our centre mentioned they were looking for a new accounts person - I put them in touch and Rodica has recently completed her 3 months' probation there. The company adore her! Rodica is now working out when she can start her level 3 training with us - there's just no stopping her!"

This is a great story of someone determined to change their lives and careers through training, a real story of success and perseverance that has resulted in her finding a good job. Rodica has worked extremely hard to put herself in the best position possible to provide a solid future for her family, a great SuperAchiever!