Supporting Individuals Into Sustainable Employment
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Employment for two

We are delighted to announce that two of our Learners from Merthyr Tydfil, Charley Lambert (pictured) & Joel Braddock have successfully gained employment with a local mediation company through their Level 1 Traineeship Programme. family matters1

Well done to you both and of course to Family Matters for working closely with us in partnership. May we wish you all, every success for the future!

Top Marks for Learner in Merthyr Tydfil

IMAG0656aFor the first time in our recorded history, one of our learners Denise Bove from Merthyr Tydfil has completed her ECDL level two test and received a 100% pass in both parts of the test. A fantastic result, Well Done!

“Before taking the test, I felt I would not pass as I felt very nervous knowing I had to pass both parts of the test to succeed.  I was really surprised to hear I had passed and so happy to hear I had 100% in both parts I was so shocked.” (Denise Bove)


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.



Many Many Thanks!

I studied at Tydfil Training for 3 months during 2010 at your Bridgend Training martyn popeCentre. While there, you afforded me the chance to complete my driving test and qualifications. Since then I’ve passed my driving test during the summer, bought a van and advertised for gardening work. I now have my own business (I’m actually turning work down this year!) and currently studying Level 3 Horticulture at Pencoed.

Many many thanks – without the opportunities offered to me through Tydfil Training, I would not be where I am now – which is great!

Martyn Pope from Bridgend

Customer “Employed” after one week with Tydfil Training

We are delighted to announce that a new customer of ours Christan Thomas has now gained employment as a welder after being with us for only one week on the Rehab Job-Fit Work Programme at our Pontypridd Training Centre. Christan was introduced to our Employment Liaison Officer who identified his trade and then matched him to a local employer to arrange an interview and test weld. Well Done Christan!


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“I have been unemployed for just over a year and I was sent on a back to work program with Tydfil Training in Pontypridd and within a week I had a job!
I was a bit sceptical at first but when I got there, all the staff were very helpful and I’m really pleased with the outcome.”
Christan Thomas


Customer starts Own Business after two weeks

jobfit1After only two weeks on the Governments Work Programme, a local Pontypridd man has been able to start his own business, with the support of Tydfil Training.

Steven Streeter, had been unemployed for almost 3 years on and off, and had reached a point of low self-esteem and a place of no hope, when he was referred to Tydfil Training a delivery partner of Work Programme prime contractor Rehab JobFit.

Having been out of work for almost 3 years as a painter and decorator Steven had very little faith that Tydfil Training was going to be able help in him find work. ‘After all what would they be doing that would be any different from the way I job searched and prepared for interviews’.

The training and recruitment specialists helped Steven to rebuild his confidence and explore alternative routes into work.

Steven said he is delighted to have started his own business.

“I am really thrilled to have started Steve’s Home Improvements. When I started with Tydfil Training I was determined to find employment, I just didn’t think I would be working for myself.

“I have always had aspirations to start my own business, but never thought that I would have been able to do it, especially in today’s economic climate. I feel like I have achieved my perfect job.

“I have bought my own van, which now allows me to work outside of Pontypridd. I am now thinking about recruiting some staff because the business is really progressing”.

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