Following a spell of ill-health, Alex was let go from her job. After three years spent with the firm, she was at a loss as to what she’d do next.  Alex’s brother had recently got his CSC card through the Inspire2Work initiative, a programme run by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council to provide support for young people aged 16 – 25 who are not in education, employment or training. With his encouragement she decided to join the programme too.

‘‘The more I learnt about construction, the more I wanted to join the industry. Acorn stepped in to get me interview ready — the course finished on Friday, and on Wednesday I walked into my first job as Welfare Attendant! The mentoring I was given helped me to make important decisions and I’m enjoying a better quality of life. I now have the funds to run a car, which gives me the freedom to spend more time with friends and family instead of feeling isolated. I’ve made lots of friends and love working on the site – especially when the weather is good!’’

Acorn stepped in to get me interview ready - the course finished on Friday, and on Wednesday I walked into my first job as Welfare Attendant!

Alex began her role with Willmott Dixon in August last year and will be with the Taff Vale project until it is completed in March 2020.

 

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