A Saundersfoot man has gained full-time employment within a week of his initial assessment with Cam Nesa - a project supporting young people into work who are not in education, employment or training.
Daryl Williams was referred to the EU-backed Cam Nesa project in February by Milford Youth Matters, where he was completing a bike maintenance course.
He first met with Cam Nesa worker Fran Wisby on 6th March to undertake an initial assessment and compile an individual action plan with daily targets.
Daryl, 23, had been out of work since October 2015 and was very keen to gain employment. He worked closely with Fran who advised him on resources, support tools and how to create a CV and covering letter.
Two days later, she was contacted by a local employer, Kiln Park holiday resort near Tenby, asking if the project could put forward a suitable candidate for a position as retail assistant in the petrol station, starting straight away.
She immediately thought of Daryl, and informed him of the opportunity, which he was keen to go for. They worked on the job application and sent it over to the employer that afternoon with a brief reference.
The following morning, Daryl was invited for interview at 2pm that afternoon. Fran supported him on his preparation for the interview, and following a successful meeting he was contacted and asked to start work the following day - March 10th.
Fran congratulated Daryl and said: "It was a pleasure working and supporting him and he deserved this opportunity."
Cam Nesa is a £5.7million project supported by the European Social Fund which works with 16 to 24 years old in West Wales by providing them with a range of tailored personal support and work-related opportunities,
The project is led by Pembrokeshire County Council and delivered in partnership with fellow local authorities.
• For more details on Cam Nesa, please phone 01437 775845.