Posted: Mon 5th Jun 2017

Deeside based healthy snacks firm helps jobseekers

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jun 5th, 2017

A Deeside firm which makes healthy snacks teamed up with a local social housing organisation recently to run a ‘Job Ready’ training session helping job-seekers pick up tips to increase employment opportunities.

Clwyd Alyn Housing Association arranged the event at the Old Court House Café and Community Hub in Flint, where their ODEL Involve support service is based, and the session was attended by residents and project workers from Clwyd Alyn’s supported living schemes throughout the county.

“Mags Kerns, HR Manager, and Rob Hancock, Capital Investment Leader from Calbee UK who are based in Deeside, provided excellent mentoring and advice for our residents,” said Louise Blackwell, Community Development Officer for Clwyd Alyn.

“The event was arranged and funded by the ODEL Involve team, who provide low-level support for anyone in Flintshire who is either a current or previous client of ‘Supporting People’ services.

“There was an overview of Calbee UK and some very useful, generic advice to anyone looking for employment. Then they held one-to-one advice sessions tailored to meet individual enquiries about CVs, interview techniques or specific barriers to work that had been experienced.

“The workshop also provided the opportunity for our Project Workers to gain extra pointers on supporting residents who are looking for work, while the ODEL Involve Team were also able to put into practice some of the ‘digital skills for jobseekers’ advice that they gained at a recent Digital Communities Wales Training workshop,” added Louise who thanked Calbee for their professional support, as well as for the tasty snacks they bought along for everyone to try.

One of the residents who attended said afterwards: “It was a really good event, there were nice people there who were really engaging and I enjoyed meeting them. It was very interesting and I was made to feel welcome.”



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