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Nexus House, Mission Court,
Newport, NP20 2DW.

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Learning at Work Week: Kristian
18/05/2017
This week we’re celebrating Learning at Work Week (15-19 May).
We provide several programmes for residents, employees and the wider community, offering opportunities to learn and develop new skills.
Launched in 2012, our Academy programme offers training and work experience to unemployed people and school leavers struggling to find work.
Compliance work planner Kristian Barrett took part in the Academy in 2012.
Kristian had volunteering experience, but no paid employment before joining the Academy, and was struggling to find work.
“I decided to apply for the Academy because it was a good opportunity. It was nice to get to know new people, and get into the work environment,” said Kristian.
While on the Academy, Kristian worked in the energy and compliance (cyclical) department. The experience enabled Kristian to gain communication skills and confidence.
“When I started, I was shy. I didn’t really like talking on the phone. I have a lot more confidence in dealing with residents’ enquiries. My communication skills are way up. I’m quite decent with all the systems I use too,” explained Kristian.
Kristian encourages those who are struggling to find work to get involved: “It’s a great opportunity. I came from no job to a full-time job, but you’re only going to get out of it what you’re willing to put into it.”
Find out more about our Academy programme by contacting us on (01633) 381111.