A few months ago we shared Lucy's news that she had a Kickstart role at Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary, doing maintenance and gardening.
Now that Lucy's Kickstart placement has come to an end, she has even more fantastic news to share; all her hard work has paid off and she has been employed by Bleakholt three days a week, working with the farm animals.
Some of her favourite charges are Ringo the goat and Dizzy the rabbit, pictured above;
'I love doing the job I do,' Lucy says 'I get to work with pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and guinea pigs - and I've just got another job for two days a week at Smithills Farm pets' corner! I love everything about the job; being outside and working with animals.'
'I'm a lot more confident now I have some experience and I've got lots more knowledge of different animals. Some of them are on medication and I'm being trained to administer this too.'
And does Lucy have any advice for others looking for their dream job?
'Volunteer and see if you like it first, always be on time and listen to others. I've achieved my goals by firstly volunteering, then applying to the Kickstart Scheme. All my hard work has paid off and I now have a job I love.'