New Initiative to Help People Back Into Work
Tai Tarian has launched a brand new initiative which aims to help people struggling to find employment back into work.
The Copper Foundation project was launched this summer and has already employed seven people on one year contracts. By the end of this time they will have gained the necessary experience and learned new skills which will help them to find long-term employment.
Aled Guy is the Senior Operations Officer responsible for overseeing the project. He said:
“The Copper Foundation is a really exciting project for Tai Tarian to be launching. We are aiming to give individuals, who are finding it difficult to find suitable employment for a variety of reasons, a route back into work.
During their 12 months with us they will gain a whole host of experience and learn new skills from working alongside our experienced team of tradespeople. We’ll also be providing them with additional support such as interview technique training and advice on how to write CVs and fill in job application forms.”
The recruits taken on so far are all from the upper Afan Valley and it is in this area that they will spend the majority of their time working on Tai Tarian’s external works programme.
One of the new recruits is Dean Price. Speaking about the project he said:
“I was unemployed and looking for work when I found out about this opportunity. I applied and was lucky enough to be accepted.
It’s been a great experience so far, learning lots of new skills and working with a great bunch of boys. It’s totally changed my life.”
Tai Tarian will look to expand the programme with plans to take on up to 80 new employees over the next five years.