Toyota Thrive a new employability programme run in partnership with registered charity Groundwork North Wales, Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust and Flintshire County Council has got off to a thriving start!
The programme has taken on 5 individuals aged between 16 and 24 on Work Placement Opportunities for a total period of 20 weeks. The placements will comprise of 8 weeks in house training with Groundwork North Wales, participants will gain STEM associated accreditation in various fields such as catering, customer services, retail, health and social care, woodwork, conservation/ outdoor activities, IT and communication skills.
After an initial 8-week internal training period, participants will move into work placements with external employers suited to their individual skills.
Sharon Jones from Communities for Work & Communities for Work Plus Delivery in Flintshire has said that the project shows great partnership working.
“The Toyota Thrive programme shows great partnership working between Groundwork North Wales, Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust and Flintshire County Council. It is fantastic to see that some of our clients where successful in gaining a place on this important programme”.
Lisa Jones project manager for Groundwork North Wales is delighted with the response to the programme
“I was delighted with the response to the programme. It is fantastic to see young people so keen to get involved with the chance to gain on the job experience and skills”.