Our focus has been a blended offer of training, prioritising sector specific and employer led skills. This has ensured potential applicants for employment have the skills, knowledge and qualifications that are relevant to not only current but also forthcoming employment opportunities in Conwy.
We developed and delivered a range of creative and innovative training opportunities, and fostered effective interagency, multidisciplinary and whole sector relationships to work on initiatives.
We also collaborated with organisations to run sector specific training and recruitment pathways including:
- Construction Mentor Circle with Wynne Construction
- 8-Week pathway with Crest
- HGV course with Conwy County Borough Council’s Refuse Dept and Road to Logistics
- Introduction to Social Care training course with Conwy County Borough Council’s Social Care and Education Services Dept
- 9-week Hospitality training and work experience course with Hickory’s in Rhos-on-Sea
- 2-week construction training and work experience course with Procure Plus
46 Training Courses, including:
- Child Care
- Health & Safety
- Social Care
- Teaching Assistant.
Jason Davies, from Old Colwyn, is now working as a kitchen porter at Hickory’s Smokehouse in Rhos-on-Sea.
The 34 year-old took part in the nine-week course which built his confidence and included sessions on teamwork and communication, how to write a CV and real-time experience. Hickory’s Head Chef Luke King said; “Jason has been a terrific asset and has worked hard throughout the process. We are delighted to have him as part of the team.”
Tom Whitworth secured a role with RELM Construction after impressing on a placement as part of a two-week practical and classroom-based construction course run in conjunction with Procure Plus.
RELM Construction specialises in the planned and reactive maintenance sector, as well as catering for commercial refurbishment schemes and they praised Tom for his “positive attitude” and “eagerness to learn”. Tom commented: “for my placement to turn into a full-time job with RELM Construction is brilliant, and I am enjoying the day-to-day experience, learning new skills all the time and looking forward to the future.”
The Kickstart Scheme provided funding to create new jobs for people who are at risk of long term unemployment. It provided invaluable work experience with training which had the potential to lead to full time employment. We were tasked by Conwy County Borough Council to work collaboratively to fill its 27 Kickstart positions ranging from Box Office Support to Family Centre Team Assistant and Trainee Boat Operative to Benefits/Financial Assessment Trainee.