Michael had been a LIFT client for a number of months and has worked intensively alongside his LIFT Mentor, the environmental team at Mon CF’s Academy as well as our Employer Engagement Officer to achieve his goal of gaining full time employment.

Michael’s journey began attending regular meetings with his LIFT mentor who arranged for Michael to volunteer with Llangefni Town Council as An Environmental Assistant. Whilst participating in this volunteering opportunity further opportunities arose at Llangefni Golf Club for Michael to further improve his skill set by gaining accredited qualifications in grass cutting and strimming. Michael took these challenges on and was successful in passing examinations through LANTRA and achieving accredited qualification in both grass cutting and strimming.

A Jobs Growth Wales opportunity arose at McNicol Gardening for Michael as a and following a successful work placement opportunity with the company Michael gained employment as a Trainee Landscape Gardener. In one of the pictures above Michael is presented with his Lantra - Level 2 Pesticides certificates from his LIFT Mentor Andrew Wright ‘Lefty’. Michael has no now achieved his goal of gaining employment, however we will continue to work with Michael and hope to be able to support him with any additional training he may require during his Jobs Growth Wales opportunity to further improve his chances of securing sustainable full time employment.