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Andrew Daffern

Learning and development apprentice

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Andrew Daffern

What do you do?

I am an administration apprentice. I have Asperger syndrome which is a form of autism that affects my social and communication skills with others.

I was unemployed for two years and had little success finding work. When I found out about my apprenticeship at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, I felt a mixed bag of emotions – excitement, thrill and amazement.

The trust has been accepting of me and I believe they are keen to learn more about Asperger syndrome so that the staff can understand future employees who are diagnosed with it and able to help them.

The trust has been accepting of me and I believe they are keen to learn more about Asperger syndrome.