Floyd Chapman, Trainee Production Assistant at Sea Kayaking UK

“I love kayaks, I’m enjoying it, loving it actually. It’s one of the best jobs I’ve ever had!"

Floyd Chapman, 21, from Holyhead is working as a Trainee Production Assistant on a UK Kickstart Scheme placement at the Sea Kayaking UK warehouse.

After school, Floyd went to college to complete a Level 1, 2 and 3 in Plastering and whilst studying, had a job with a private plasterer. Following college, Floyd was in and out of different jobs for a while, none of which were very stable or quite the right environment for him. Earlier on this year, Floyd found himself out of work and so signed on to Universal Credit at the local JCP in Holyhead.

Floyd was keen to find work within the construction industry but came across this role which piqued his interest. Beth, his Môn CF mentor helped him apply for the role, Floyd said “I didn’t think I was going to get the job because I had low confidence, so I was happy when I got the job.”