Brandon initially approached Môn CF in September 2016. Brandon had recently moved back to the UK from Cyprus, and was not eligible for any benefits.
Brandon met with the Youth Employment Mentor, and together they made a plan to help Brandon into work. Brandon’s existing CV was not up to date or accurate, therefore together with his mentor a new CV was made. Brandon was then enrolled onto Môn CF’s Hospitality Programme.
The programme consisted of five days at The Trearddur Bay Hotel. This included a CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering course, and two days taking part in customer service-based workshops where Brandon developed skills relevant to the hospitality industry.
Brandon was then given the opportunity to take part in a one day work experience placement at The Trearddur Bay Hotel. The hotel's management team were very happy with Brandon’s progress, and he was told that he would be considered for vacancies at the hotel when they arose.
After the programme, some of Brandon’s personal circumstances changed which meant that he was becoming homeless. Brandon was unsure of where he was going to live, so his Mentor, Georgia, contacted a local organisation who were able to arrange for Brandon to have supported housing and somewhere safe to live.
Brandon moved into a shared house where he met his partner. Brandon continued to work closely with his Mentor, who enrolled him onto a Driving Theory course, a Manual Handling course and a Fire Safety course. During weekly meetings Brandon had support searching and applying for jobs and eventually vacancies were posted at The Trearddur Bay Hotel. An email was sent with a copy of Brandon’s CV and he was invited for interview.
Brandon was then offered a position within the restaurant at The Trearddur Bay Hotel and is now working full-time.