Benhilda Shambare is aged 49 and lives in Woking. She is a mother of three and grandma to three granddaughters. Benhilda was born in Zimbabwe and moved to the UK in 1999.
In January 2013, Benhilda completed her BTEC Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Management whilst working at BUPA Care through Paragon Skills. Her aim was to get a foot on the career ladder and since then she has been successful working as an Interim Home Manager helping with cover in care homes.
Early 2014 Benhilda took a brave step and set up her own Limited Company Shailo Ltd, to specialise in working as Interim Home Manager assisting and supporting homes facing regulatory challenges and training needs. She explains her rationale behind creating her own business;
“I set up my own limited company Shailo so that I could start building a reputation with different companies assisting their homes to achieve the highest quality of service for their residents.”
Benhilda aims to end up recruiting her own nurses to work within her business to focus on helping care homes to meet the CQC (Care Quality Commission) requirements. She continues to run Shailo Ltd and has since completed her Level 5 Diploma in Management.
“My Paragon assessor was very supportive and helped me to keep on track and feeling confident. I’d recommend to anyone thinking about doing an Apprenticeship, just go for it! It is never too late to do anything you put your mind to, the sky’s the limit!”
“My Paragon assessor was very supportive and helped me to keep on track and feeling confident”