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Laura Roberts, 30, from Cemaes, dives into her new job as Lifeguard at Amlwch Leisure Centre

We recently went to visit Laura on-shift and she was in her element in her new work environment. Here’s what Laura had to say:

“As a mother to two toddlers and being out of work for 5 years, I decided it was time to do something for myself and get myself back into the workplace.

Back in January, I decided I wanted to become a Lifeguard, but in all honesty, I had no clue how to go about this. I had heard about Môn CF helping integrate people back into the workplace, so I decided to give them a shot, and I never looked back!

The support, encouragement, and advice I have received from this company has been outstanding - 10/10! I want to pay particular thanks to Guto Williams who helped me with every stage of the process; from initially applying for the role, putting me through the training and giving me tips and advice on interview skills. He became more like a friend than a mentor and somebody I had confidence in to help me. I set my heart to something and with the help of Môn CF I achieved what I set out to get.

I’ve been in my new role for a few weeks now and it’s been so rewarding having a purpose in life

again, other than being Mum, and it makes me feel so proud when the boys see me in my work uniform and shout out “Mum can rescue people!” Thanks again to Môn CF!”

Colin, Duty Manager, said:

“We’re pleased to have her on the team. We’ve received great feedback and she’s doing really well.

Through Communities for Work+ funding, Môn CF were able to fund Laura’s lifeguarding course. Alongside working, Laura is also studying to become a swimming teacher, she is nearing the end of her training and will soon be qualified. Laura, originally from Llanrwst, swam competitively for years so swimming is a passion of hers, she enjoys the lifeguard element of her job and cannot wait to become a teacher.


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