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Jobseeker Spotlight: Mitchell

Introducing Mitchell – the latest jobseeker to be featured on the ELITE Jobseeker Spotlight. The 25 year old from Aberdare in Rhondda Cynon Taff has been working at the Cynon Valley Museum since January 2018. Through ELITE and our Engage to Change project, Mitchell’s journey to employment has seen him develop greatly over the past 18 months. When Mitchell was first referred onto the Engage to Change project, he was keen to find paid employment. After speaking to him about his hobbies and interests, it was soon established that his ideal job would be to work in a museum. With
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Jobseeker Spotlight: Josh

This time on the ELITE Jobseeker Spotlight, we are going Hollywood… well technically! We are shining the spotlight onto Josh who is currently working at Odeon Cinema in Cardiff Bay. With popcorn in hand, we had the chance to catch up with SES participant during his lunchbreak a few weeks ago! Josh was initially referred to ELITE by Cardiff JCP in July 2018 and he was signed onto the Specialist Employability Support programme (or SES for short). When he first started to engage with his Employment Advisor, Gaynor, Josh explained about his lack of confidence in his ability to attain
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Jobseeker Spotlight: Daniel

This time on the ELITE Jobseeker Spotlight, we had the chance to catch up with Daniel from Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan. Daniel, a 24-year-old young man, first came to ELITE in 2018 in order to find employment – after an initial meeting with our Employment Advisors, it was apparent that Daniel qualified for our Engage to Change project. The project which assists those with Autism and/or a Learning Disability aged 16-25 in Wales provides job coaching funds. With this backing, ELITE’s team of Employment Advisors got to work in creating a bespoke recruitment plan for Daniel tailored to
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Jobseeker Spotlight: Brad

Say hello to Brad! Brad is one of our Engage to Change participants in the Newport area of South Wales. After leaving education, Brad wanted to find employment but struggled to cope with his various disabilities. He was recommended to ELITE and met with our team out in East Wales. Brad, from Llyswerry in Newport, showed promise early on demonstrating a willingness to work and a passion for physical tasks. His ADHD and Alcohol Fetal Syndrome diagnoses threw some barriers in his way to employment, however both Brad and the ELITE team were confident in Brad’s ability to complete tasks
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Jobseeker Spotlight: Sam

It is time for another Jobseeker Spotlight from ELITE Supported Employment. Today, we are shining the light on our Engage to Change participant Sam who lives in Swansea. Sam, who is 24, is currently working at Costa Cwmdu after receiving support from both ELITE Supported Employment and Costa Coffee! His journey into employment started in early 2018 when he visited our Engage to Change Employment Advisor team based out of Llandarcy. Sam first came to ELITE with a desire to gain meaningful employment, there were a few barriers in the way that prevented him doing this himself. With a diagnosed
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Jobseeker Spotlight: Bradley

In this edition of ELITE’s Jobseeker Spotlight, we catch up with recent Project SEARCH graduate Bradley. Bradley first came into contact with ELITE after he was accepted onto our Project SEARCH internship in Bridgend. Project SEARCH, a year-long internship as part of our Engage to Change project, sees interns hone their work skills and experience through education and placements. Bradley was part of a small group of fellow interns who were accepted onto the first ever Project SEARCH in Bridgend. Held at The Princess of Wales Hospital, with support from Bridgend College and ELITE Supported Employment, Bradley started on the
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Jobseeker Spotlight: Lydia

In our latest Jobseeker Spotlight, we are shining the light onto Lydia! Lydia is one of our Engage to Change participants who came to ELITE’s attention in late 2018. The 21-year-old based out of Port Talbot and Bridgend had struggled to find work since leaving education. Although she is a very capable young individual, Lydia has additional barriers to overcome when it comes to employment. With learning difficulties, a Dancing Eye Syndrome (DES) diagnosis and social anxiety, Lydia came to ELITE to see how we could assist her into employment. After an initial meeting with our Employment Advisor team, it
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