Mon CF Employment Support Team Blog October 2017

October seems to have come and gone and the Employment Support Team have been busy attending events, enrolling clients on to courses and they have also been busy making more MonCF videos for us all to watch!


  • Samantha completed her Manual Handling course this month and has also started doing the office administration and customer service level1 course work.
  • Samantha has also starred in one of the Communities For Work films as she was a client of Una’s before starting her ILM on Reception at MonCF.


  • Kath has had many clients benefit from the varied training courses MonCF has to offer, these include the ‘Steps to Success’ Social Care Programme delivered by Progression Training, the NHS ‘Step Into Work’ programme and the SIA course.
  • She also attended a Careers Fair at Ysgol Y Bont in Llangefni meeting with individuals in Years 7 to 14 and their parents which was successful.


  • One of Lefty’s clients has now completed the NHS e-learning modules and is now ready to start her work placement as part of the programme.
  • This month Lefty has also started a City and Guilds Level 3 in Education and Training course which will enable him to deliver a high level of education and courses for clients.


  • We now seeing more and more employers approaching us directly with job vacancies.
  • Rhys ran a successful 4-day SIA course as well as assisting with BCUHB Orientation programme and helped out with the filming of the promotional videos.


  • Georgia has been filming promotional videos for the Communities For Work project with some of her clients that have benefited from her Mentoring.
  • One of Georgia’s clients passed their driving test on the Journey to Work project as well as one client starting full time work as a Roofer, and two more clients going in to work under 16hrs a week.


  • Una has also been filming the promotional videos for the Communities For Work programme with some of her clients, as well as attending our first Participant Review for those who are volunteering at the Academy.
  • Other events which Una attended this month include a DWP Provider Event at Holyhead Job Centre which was very successful and also a DWP Customer Representative Group presentation on the change to Universal Benefits system which will be rolled out in April 2018.


  • Natasha attended the DWP Provider Event at Holyhead Job Centre where we received many referrals and appointments made to triage new potential participants.
  • She also attended the Universal Credit presentation to gain an understanding of the changes to the benefit systems and how it will effect the individuals who come to us for support.


  • Nicole has continued with her Welsh course weekly as well as the Introduction to Counselling course in her own time.
  • Welsh Wednesday have now been implemented where the whole office at MonCF have to make a conscious effort to communicate in Welsh on Wednesday mornings, to support their colleagues who are working. Chwarae Teg!


  • Menna has had a client who had been out of work for many years and has had no luck finding work and it was leaving him feel demoralised. She supported the client by creating a new C.V. techniques to filling in application forms and he attended a Confidence Building course.
  • He has just completed his CSCS course with MonCF and he has just been offered a job with Topline Digital with an immediate start.


  • One of Diane's clients his starting a Strand 2 opportunity with Lloyds Blinds in his local village. He has been keen to start work since Diane first meet with him and she is sure he will be a hard worker.
  • Diane has also started a City and Guilds Level 3 in Education and Training course to improve her ability to deliver a high level of education and courses for clients.

Pictured below are some of the participants  who completed the 4 day SIA course held this month.

 SIA Course Oct 2017