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Your Pathway into Catering!

Published: 22/09/2017

Flintshire Communities First in partnership with Clwyd Alyn Housing Association wants to give local people in Flint the opportunity to get into the catering business. Together they are offering a course where local residents will have the chance to gain training, skills and experience in catering and domestic roles. The two week course starts on Tuesday, 10 October at Jade Jones Pavilion in Flint. The first week will involve accredited training on a variety of subjects including food hygiene, manual handling, health and safety and customer service. Following this, there will be site visits to local catering establishments, help with drafting up a CV and a confidence-building workshop. Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Derek Butler, said: “This is a great opportunity for people in Flint to get experience and skills which will help them find work in the catering business. It’s another great example of partnership working between Flintshire County Council and Clwyd Alyn. Not only will the participants gain valuable qualifications, they will also have the opportunity to take advantage of work tasters and work experience opportunities on offer.” Lisa Ramage Learning & Development Adviser for the Pennaf Housing Group, which includes Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, said: “As a major employer in the area we are delighted to support this excellent training and employment initiative. As well as covering important skills training, we are able to offer an insight to catering careers at Clwyd Alyn by offering work taster days at our existing premises at the Old Court House Café and Heritage Hub in Flint and Llys Eleanor Extra Care housing scheme for older people in Shotton. “The programme not only helps those taking part to gain accredited training and new skills, but also supports people on their journey back to work so they are in a great position to apply for catering and domestic roles when they are advertised, including our new Llys Raddington Extra Care Scheme which opens in Flint next year.” Communities First is a Welsh Government programme who is working to support, upskill and offer experience to individuals helping improve their chances of employment. Clwyd Alyn Housing Association is a registered Social Landlord operating across 6 counties in north and mid Wales. They are currently developing a number of Extra Care Schemes, one located in Flint namely Llys Raddington due to open in 2018. For further information and to enrol for the course, please contact Nia Parry at Communities First on 01244 846090 or email: