Why did you come to Môn CF?
I’d just finished college and was looking for some support to find work. My dad had heard about Môn CF from a friend, so he suggested that I check it out. Everyone was really nice and welcoming from the start.
Did you do any training?
I didn’t know what I wanted to do so the first thing my Mentor did was put me on short courses like Confidence Building, Interview Skills and Team Working to try and help me work out what I was good at and what kind of job I could do. I realised that I wanted to do something hands-on so we made a CV that was geared for the construction industry. Môn CF put me on a Manual Handling course, and my Work Coach at the Job Centre got me funding to pay for the full CSCS package, including course, test and card. I did everything close to home in Môn CF’s testing centre which calmed my nerves, and I ended up getting full marks on the test.
Did you do any volunteering or work experience?
Yes. My Mentor told me about a company called Creating Enterprise who could offer me a work experience placement on a site in Holyhead where they were building eco homes. I went to an information session about it, then I was supported by both Môn CF and Creating Enterprise to do the placement as a labourer.
What are you doing now?
My work experience placement gave me a good understanding of the construction industry, so when a vacancy came up in Creating Enterprise for a Trainee Modular Build Assistant I applied, got an interview, and got the job – I can’t wait to start later this month. Because I’ll be working, Môn CF will be able to help me out with driving lessons.
What do you think is the best thing about Môn CF?
When I was younger I was a wild card to put it politely! One day I realised that I was wasting my life by messing round, and it was time to grow up. Môn CF helped me make a change and turn things around.