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 […]

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 […]

Animation graduate brings vintage clothes back to life

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A computer animation graduate has achieved her dream of working in the fashion industry following a Jobs Growth Wales placement which has helped transform a Cardiff based business. In just five months, Kadesha Affrica Drija has used her technical skills to help Blue Honey Vintage clothing shop in the city’s High Street Arcade begin selling […]