Your Pathway into Catering!
Flintshire Communities First in partnership with Clwyd Alyn Housing Association
wants to give local people in Flint the opportunity to get into the catering
Together they are offering a course where local residents will have the chance
to gain training, skills and experience in catering and domestic roles.
The two week course starts on Tuesday, 10 October at Jade Jones Pavilion in
The first week will involve accredited training on a variety of subjects
including food hygiene, manual handling, health and safety and customer service.
Following this, there will be site visits to local catering establishments,
help with drafting up a CV and a confidence-building workshop.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor
Derek Butler, said:
“This is a great opportunity for people in Flint to get experience and skills
which will help them find work in the catering business. It’s another great
example of partnership working between Flintshire County Council and Clwyd
Alyn. Not only will the participants gain valuable qualifications, they will
also have the opportunity to take advantage of work tasters and work experience
opportunities on offer.”
Lisa Ramage Learning & Development Adviser for the Pennaf Housing Group, which
includes Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, said:
“As a major employer in the area we are delighted to support this excellent
training and employment initiative. As well as covering important skills
training, we are able to offer an insight to catering careers at Clwyd Alyn by
offering work taster days at our existing premises at the Old Court House Café
and Heritage Hub in Flint and Llys Eleanor Extra Care housing scheme for older
people in Shotton.
“The programme not only helps those taking part to gain accredited training and
new skills, but also supports people on their journey back to work so they are
in a great position to apply for catering and domestic roles when they are
advertised, including our new Llys Raddington Extra Care Scheme which opens in
Flint next year.”
Communities First is a Welsh Government programme who is working to support,
upskill and offer experience to individuals helping improve their chances of
Clwyd Alyn Housing Association is a registered Social Landlord operating across
6 counties in north and mid Wales. They are currently developing a number of
Extra Care Schemes, one located in Flint namely Llys Raddington due to open in
For further information and to enrol for the course, please contact Nia Parry
at Communities First on 01244 846090 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.