Argos is creating digital retail leaders of the future

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When launching a five-year transformation programme in 2012 to reinvent itself as a “digital retail leader,” Argos realised that the succession of staff and filling a retail skills gap would be key to fast paced expansion. As the customer advisers on the ground were to be the leaders of tomorrow, the company launched Argos Apprenticeships, […]

Oliver excels at his job after overcoming personal challenges

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Oliver Chatfield has overcome chronic shyness and social interaction difficulties caused by Asperger’s Syndrome to find a job he excels at, thanks to the Welsh Government’s Jobs Growth Wales programme. Oliver, 23, from Varteg, Pontypool secured a placement as a general warehouse operative with bathroom supplies company Faucets in Pontypool, though Itec. He had previously […]

Only way is up for Cameron

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Cameron Thomas is literally climbing his way to the top. The 17-year-old has discovered his vocation at indoor climbing and activity centre Boulders and is determined to leave behind his troubled teenage years. Cameron started on a Traineeship Engagement programme in our Cardiff centre before progressing to a Level 1 qualification in Customer Service. His […]

Dedication helps Callum find a job helping Torfaen communities

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Callum, 20, from Penygarn, Pontypool, left school with only two GCSEs. When faced with unemployment he volunteered with Torfaen Voluntary Alliance to gain work experience. TVA assists organisations to secure funding, provides advice on charity law and training and promotes volunteering. After two months he was offered a receptionist opportunity via the Welsh Government’s Jobs […]