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Bridges Into Work 2: Voluntary Work Experience Success

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Bridges Into Work Gardeners

Pictured: Bridges into Work 2 participants Jeff Jones, David Thomas and Gareth Chambers on-site with Gwent Wildlife Trust

Bridges into Work 2 provides opportunities for it's participants to take part in voluntary work experience placements.   In recent months, the project has had a number of successful placements at Gwent Wildlife Trust, where volunteers have been able to gain experience of planting, ground clearing and given training to use specialist equipment. 

The participants enjoyed working outdoors and have gained knowledge of both plant and insect populations in the area.  There were also opportunities for the participants to work at a number of locations including Silent Valley, St Illtyd’s Church and Festival Park. 

Feedback from Gwent Wildlife has been excellent, and they have highlighted how well the volunteers have worked together as a team.  Feedback from participants has also been very positive, with a strong theme running through comments stating how the opportunity has given them more confidence: -  

“I have gained confidence and feel less anxious about returning to work.”

“Feel more confident with being able to interact with people, and more confident in applying for jobs.”

“Enjoyed the work and being part of the team, this has boosted my confidence as I have been out of work for some time.”

Since taking part in the project, David Thomas has gained employment and we would like to wish him and the other participants our best wishes for the future!

The Bridges into Work 2 Project provides opportunities for long-term unemployed people over 25 to access free training in Blaenau Gwent.  For more information contact 01495 355299 or 01495 355300.

 

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