‘life-changing’ trainee-ship seeks 10 new recruits

Moneypenny Foundation

The search is on for 10 new recruits to take part in a “life changing” six-month paid traineeship in Wrexham.

The Moneypenny Foundation aims to give unemployed young women new opportunities in life and work.

The programme, which is now in its third year, combines meaningful employment placements with life coaching, mentoring, and the chance to gain a whole host of new skills.

The closing date for applicants to submit their CVs is March 24.

Diane Aplin, director of the Moneypenny Foundation, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to once again be offering this incredible opportunity to 10 young women in the Wrexham area.

“The past two trainee-ships have been overwhelmingly successful and were a life-changing experience for each of the graduates involved. We would encourage anyone who is interested to send in their CV or get in touch and find out more."

At the end of last year’s course, the Moneypenny Foundation saw eight trainees graduate and begin their journey to a new life. Six have already secured full-time jobs and are now living independently. Previous to taking part in the trainee-ship all of the graduates had been claiming benefits.

true potential

Rachel Clacher, co-owner of Moneypenny and founding partner of the Moneypenny Foundation, said: “We are extremely proud of everything that the trainees have achieved.

“It’s challenging at times, but there’s also a lot of laughter and fun along the way.

“Last year we took part in a range of fantastic activities including white water rafting, canoeing and high ropes courses, as well as learning how to cook and visiting places like Chester Zoo and Liverpool."

The six-month course runs from May to October and is delivered with the help of a number of community organisations and local employers.

“Crucially," Rachel added, "the foundation enables these remarkable young women to recognise their true potential, increase their self-confidence and make some fantastic friends for life."

Lauren Case was one of the graduates last year. She said: “Taking part in the foundation was a real turning point for me. It has given me a whole different mindset in terms of how to turn negative feelings around.

“My life felt like a roller-coaster before, but now I feel I can believe in myself. I’ve gone from `I can’t and `I won’t’ to `I can’ and `I will’.”

how to apply

The closing date is March 24. Applications can be made via Jobcentre Plus or by sending a CV to foundation@moneypenny.co.uk

Those shortlisted will be invited to attend Discovery Days at Moneypenny on April 6 and 7 to find out more. All candidates need to live in the Wrexham area, be unemployed and aged 18-25 to be eligible.

For more information on the Moneypenny Foundation visit www.moneypenny.co.uk/moneypenny-foundation

The picture above shows last year’s trainees with Moneypenny Foundation welfare officer Laura Columbine on a visit to Erddig.

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