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A Traineeships learner’s journey

My name is Nikola Janufova and I am originally from the Czech Republic. I started secondary school at Cyfarthfa High School at 14 and left when I was 16. After I left school I did not know what I wanted to do, so I took a year out to decide what I wanted to do with my life. I decided to go to Careers Wales to see what options were available for me and they referred me to Tydfil Training.


I had a pleasant interview with one of the Tydfil Training staff and I decided to give it a go. I started on the Engagement program where I undertook the wider Key Skills for example, Improving own learning, Working with others and Problem Solving plus Health & Safety in the Workplace Lv2 and Food Hygiene.

Then I progressed to the Level 1 Traineeship programme. Tydfil Training provided me with a placement at Prince Charles Hospital. My role was to be a Medical Clerk. This was one of the best experiences that I’ve been given by Tydfil Training. I was working in a busy environment where I learned so many things and gained so much experience. While working at Prince Charles Hospital I then progressed onto Level 1 NVQ in Business Administration. During my NVQ I also had the opportunity to undertake and complete my Essential Skills Wales qualification in Communication and Application of number level 1.

I am currently employed as a receptionist with Tydfil Training and I am working towards my Foundation Modern Apprenticeship which consists of a Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration and a Framework that includes my Essential Skills Wales qualifications in Communication and Application of number level 1 also my CFA Employers Rights and Responsibilities booklet and EDI level 2 technical certificate in Principles of Business Administration.

As you can see I am very busy and happy that I decided to visit Careers Wales as I am on my way to becoming an integral part of Tydfil Training.



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