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Flintshire supports Employability

Published: 02/07/2019

Flintshire County Council took part in the fourth annual Employability Day which took place on Friday 28 June. 

It is the UK's largest celebration for organisations supporting local people into work. 

Communities for Work and Communities for Work Plus, the team which runs Flintshire County Council’s Employability programme, took to the road to reach out to the people of Flintshire.   Starting at the Ty Dewi Sant offices in Ewloe, the team celebrated the success and progress of individuals who were either on the journey or have successfully found employment having been supported by the programme.

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Derek Butler, said:

“Flintshire has a very strong track record of supporting local people into employment.  The team has done a fantastic job year on year and their enthusiasm and dedication is second to none.  They run valuable training courses, job fairs and enterprise clubs as well as offering one to one mentoring.  We need to invest in local people so that they can take advantage of employment opportunities in the area.  I’m delighted that this is being celebrated today and may it last long into the future.”

In attendance were:

David Wilbraham who was supported by the programme to gain an apprenticeship at Theatre Clwyd where he is still employed 2 years later.  

Harry Shone has been working with the Communities For Work youth mentor Daniel Wade, to successfully gain his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence, securing employment within the Security industry.  

Gavin Eastham, founder of Cobra Life Martial Arts Academy, a successful Business Enterprise Club member who has benefited from the ongoing support of the Communities For Work team.

The roadshow continued at various locations across Flintshire including ASDA Queensferry, Broughton Park and Tesco in Mold, officers were on hand to offer advice and guidance on finding work whilst signing people up on the day.

Communities for Work and Communities for Work Plus have a dedicated team available across Flintshire providing one-to-one mentoring and advice to help you into employment, education or training.  If you would like further information on the programme please call 01352 704430 or call into our offices at The Place For You Centre, Rowley’s Drive, Shotton.

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FCC's Team Bev Moseley, Mike Dodd, Cllr Billy Mullin, Andy Farrow, Gavin Eastham from Cobra Life Martial Arts,
Cllr Derek Butler, Particpants of the programme Harry Shone and David Wilbraham and Daniel Wade

 

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FCC's Daniel Wade  talks to Particpants of the programme David Wilbraham and Harry Shone


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