Carmarthenshire

Helping unemployed people to improve their lives.

Meet Our Team

Steven Giles

Steven Giles

Employer Liaison Officer

Andrea Thomas

Andrea Thomas

Mentor

Buddug Davies

Buddug Davies

Mentor

Collette Webster

Collette Webster

Performance Monitoring Assistant

Dwaine Fox

Dwaine Fox

Mentor

Garry Hipkiss

Garry Hipkiss

Mentor

Heidi Bassett

Heidi Bassett

Employment Liaison Officer

Jake Williams

Jake Williams

Team Leader

John Thomas

John Thomas

Mentor

Kiki Evans

Kiki Evans

Quality Officer

Lee Newbery

Lee Newbery

Mentor

Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies

Employer Liaison Officer

Philip Davies

Philip Davies

Mentor

Rebecca Bassett

Rebecca Bassett

Employer Liaison Officer

Rhianon Taylor

Rhianon Taylor

Mentor

Chris Daniel

Chris Daniel

Quality and Performance Officer

Lee Richards

Lee Richards

Mentor

Shan Williams

Shan Williams

Project Manager

What we can do for you

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Help to get a job

  • 1-1 support from an employment mentor.
  • Help to build your confidence.
  • Focus on the most suitable type of job.
  • Help to get to grips with interview techniques.
  • Help with job seeking.
  • Help to complete job applications.
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Access to employers

  • Workways+ have a network of employers that recruit using the Workways+ service.
  • Workways+ can put you forward for job vacancies.
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Funded Training / online and face to face.

  • Everything from a nail technician to a forklift operator!
  • Qualifications and certificates including CSCS card.
  • Fully funded, the participant doesn’t pay anything.
  • Travel expenses covered.
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Work experience

  • Work experience to develop skills.
  • Strengthen your CV
  • Employers value work experience.
  • Meet new people.

 

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Volunteering

  • Help others and help yourself
  • Develop skills
  • Make new friends
  • Impress future employers.

Darren gets his dream job with Castell Howell

Darren and work colleagues at the warehouseCarmarthenshire resident Darren Richards aged 47 has cerebral palsy. Darren is a very positive person and enjoys the benefits of a fulfilling work life.

Darren has had employment with a major national food retailer. Unfortunately, that job was made redundant. What followed was a long term of unemployment.  Darren was extremely frustrated and could not wait to get back into work. Darren found not having a fulfilling job difficult to cope with and his confidence plummeted. He missed the routine and social interaction within the workplace.

Workways+ assigned Darren a mentor Buddug Davies, to work with him on a one to one basis. Buddug set to work with Darren arranging training courses for him to gain qualifications and develop a wider skill set. Darren successfully passed a ‘Manual Handling’ course, which would help him secure work in retail and warehousing. Next Buddug brought in Workways+ Employment Liaison Officer Becca Bassett. ELO’s work closely with local employers to understand their recruitment needs and match Workways+ participants with those needs. Becca contacted her network of local employers including Castell Howell, a Carmarthenshire located Food Services Company.

Castell Howell offered Darren part time Voluntary Placement in their Cash and Carry Outlet in Carmarthen. Darren’s role focused on monitoring and replenishing stock supplies on the shelves and warehouse duties. Darren was delighted and he was determined to excel in this position.

Darren worked very well with Castell Howell and was a fast learner. He showed a very positive attitude always looking for work.

At the end of the work trial Castell Howell was very pleased to offer Darren a permanent position.

Contact us at Workways+ Carmarthenshire

Workways+ Carmarthenshire

Llanelli Hwb,
36 Stepney Street,
Llanelli,
SA15 3TR

Tel: (01267) 224 211

E-mail: workways@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Please call for a no pressure informal chat to see how Workways+ can help you