The Green Light Project
Green Light is a project we launched earlier this year in response to the high levels of unemployment throughout the Rhondda Valleys and the affect Covid has had on the Economy. This has been supported and funded by Confused.com.
The purpose of the project is to support anyone, no matter your circumstances, transition into Employment or Education. We have been doing this by supporting individuals on a one-to-one basis remove any barriers that may be preventing them from taking that next step in life. Whether that be help writing your CV, preparing for an Interview, access to Volunteering opportunities to develop Employability skills and buff up your experience, help accessing and purchasing courses or training, and more! It is tailored around the individual’s needs.
The project has been running since January 2021 and has been successful in supporting a wide variety of individuals across the Rhondda. It has been especially successful in supporting those who may have fell through the cracks of other employment schemes, or those who may need a little more one-on-one support that has not been offered elsewhere.
One person we have been able to help was a girl called Ellie. She came to our project after not getting the support she felt she needed from another Employment scheme in the area. Ellie was an apprentice Engineer pre lockdown but due to Covid, she was unfortunately made redundant. This had an impact on her wellbeing making her very disheartened, and after months of getting nowhere with finding another job, she lost the confidence to apply for jobs and gave up. We offered her support in terms of CV building, Interview prepping as well as regularly encouraging and supporting her to apply for jobs. We helped her find temporary work until we came across an Engineering apprentice and sent it her way. She applied for the apprenticeship and she was successful with the application and Interview process.
This is some feedback we received from another individual we have been supporting: ‘’Thank you for your support, it means a lot. Also, thank you for helping me get courses and supporting my mental health. You’ve helped so much, and I couldn’t ask for anyone better. You are making my journey in living a lot easier with all the support you are giving me, and I can’t thank you enough’’.
If you, or anyone you know is looking for support with Employment or moving back into Education, please get in touch! The Green Light project is here to help anyone and everyone!