Wena had been out of work since 2018, due to looking after her husband who was diagnosed with head and neck cancer. After a few years, her husband’s health improved, and she was able to think about returning to work. Wena felt that she wanted to change career from her job as an examination assessor as it was quite stressful - having been out of work for a number of years, she didn’t know where to turn to.
Môn CF secured Wena a placement with Protec Physiotherapy as an Administration Assistant. Wena expressed that she had felt anxious at the thought of returning to work, but she felt so comfortable with all of the staff who have helped her on her journey back to work. From her first meeting with Teresa and Katie, to having help and assistance from Rees and Carys as she started her placement - she said “I can’t thank you enough, everything has been so easy since joining Môn CF.”
Her husband also happened to start his new job on the exact same day that she started hers, so the timing was great. Carys recently caught up with Wena, she said: “The job and the hours are perfect, I get to cycle to work, life is perfect, it all seems too good to be true, Môn CF have changed my life!”
Wena is just one of the 5 clients who have been placed in paid-work placements with local employers since the project began in Gwynedd on 1st February 2021. Other successful clients include:
Ethan, 19, from Betws Garmon, secured a role as a Plasterer at Colin Jones Plastering Limited, based in Llanrug.
Gareth, 50, from Llanllechid, secured a role as a Plasterer at Rowyn Construction, working all over Anglesey and Gwynedd.
Brandon Warrington, from Bangor, secured a role with B & M Davies Ltd, as a General Operative based in Bangor.
Mary Hardy from Treborth, secured a role as a Showroom and Sales Assistant with Brookwell Garden Rooms, based in Bangor.
If you are a local business in Gwynedd who would like to partner with us to offer a fully funded paid-work placement to a local resident, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live in the Bangor or Caernarfon area and would like to further develop your skillset and career, complete our online enquiry form. A member of our employment support team will be in touch to discuss the next steps.