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Communities First and Streetscene link up to offer training

Published: 03/01/2018

Local people who took part in a unique training programme gathered to collect their certificates recently. Flintshire Communities First and Flintshire County Council’s Streetscene team worked in partnership to create a new and exciting three week course offering training, skills and work experience relating to roles in the Council’s Streetscene department. One of the participants said: “We learnt some really useful skills including manual handling, health and safety, first aid and customer service. We also had the chance to get some hands-on experience dealing with routine waste and we got to work in the snow, which was good experience. I’m hoping to get a job with the Council in the future.” Another participant said: “The qualifications and experience gained will help me get a job in the future and they look good on my CV. I’m hoping to start a job in a local factory after this course.” Nia Parry, Communities First Officer and Gemma Boniface, Senior Compliance and Training Officer with Streetscene, worked together to put course content together. The course was delivered jointly by Streetscene trainer, Stephen Jones, and Groundworks North Wales. Work placements were supervised by Logistics Manager, Gareth Thomas Flintshire County Council’s Chief Officer for Community and Enterprise, Clare Budden, said: “Being able to run training courses like this is really helpful for local residents and our local economy. We need to invest in local people so that they can take advantage of employment opportunities in the area. I’m delighted that this Streetscene course has been such a success and I wish everyone the best of luck for the future.” Caption for photo: L to R: Gemma Boniface, Gareth Thomas, Daniel Higgins, Raymond Limbert, Lee Thompson, Niall Waller, Dale Hughes, Nigel Page, Jordan Auld and Nia Parry.

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