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Friday, 12 July 2019

Prince's Trust - Get into Retail with M&S - An exciting opportunity for Young People

August 2019 sees the start of the next Prince’s Trust Get Into Retail programme with our national partner, Marks and Spencer. This will run from Monday 19th August – Thursday 12th September inclusive (9am-5pm) and we are now looking for suitable young people, to take part.

Where will it take place?
All training days will be held at M&S Store, Culverhouse Cross, Copthorne Way, Cardiff, CF5 6YZ although during the programme, each young person will also be allocated one of the following local M&S stores to complete a detailed work placement: -  Culverhouse Cross Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil.

Who can apply?
Any young people aged 16 -25 inclusive, who are interested in working within the retail industry, keen to increase their employability skills in this sector and able to commit to the programme dates and Taster Day.

Anyone interested in being considered should now sign up for the Taster / Selection Day which is scheduled for 10am – 5pm, Tuesday 13th August 2019 at the M&S Store, Culverhouse Cross, Copthorne Way, Cardiff, CF5 6YZ.The Taster Day is likely to include icebreakers, teambuilding activities, an introduction to M&S, and Prince’s Trust paperworkI am also planning a Get Ready session between now and the Taster Day, to help young people prepare well for this opportunity. Details of this preparatory session will be sent out to all young people who sign up for the Taster Day.


The small print!
  • Any young person considering this programme must be motivated and have at least a degree of personal confidence as it will involve engaging with M&S customers, (albeit with supervision in the initial stages of the programme). They should also be aware that working in a retail environment demands a lot of time on one’s feet.
  • Although M&S will not consider any young person with a Theft related conviction, any other convictions will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Although M&S uniform is provided for the actual programme, all young people will be expected to wear smart interview attire for the Taster Day.
  • Public transport travelling expenses during the programme and on the Taster Day are reimbursed.
  • M&S will provide each young person with £3 for lunch on every day of the programme and the Taster Day.

How do I refer a young person?
Text ‘Call me’ to 07983 385 418
Call for free on 0800 842 842

If you have any questions regarding the taster day / programme please don’t hesitate to contact me on 07483971217 or emailing millie.nelmes@princes-trust.org.uk.


Many thanks,

Millie


Millie Nelmes | Princes Trust Operations Executive | The Prince's Trust Cymru | 16 Ocean Way, Galdames Place, Ocean Park, Cardiff CF24 5PE | Tel: 02920 431518 (Ext: 2426) | Mobile: 07483971217


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Tuesday, 25 June 2019

WCVA Update - 24 June 2019


This week's updates from WCVA

24 June 2019

Want this in Welsh? Get in touch!
Angen hwn yn Gymraeg? Cysylltwch gyda ni!

Hi, and welcome to this week’s newsletter.

What could economic justice mean for Wales? We’re partnering with the IPPR on an event to explore paths to a more just economy in Wales. In this blog, Jacanda Bresson outlines the need for this event, and how you can get involved in the debate.

Welsh Government has launched the next round of the Sustainable Social Services Grant. The Grant serves to support good practise in the social care industry. WCVA is hosting a free webinar that will provide information for potential applicants, and an opportunity to ask questions.

Thanks for reading, we’ll catch you again next week.

Wanted: Marketing and Communications Manager at WCVA

WCVA is looking for an experienced Marketing and Communications Manager to play a crucial role in providing leadership across our membership, marketing and communications activities.
Read more

Funding latest

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund

Museums, galleries and partnerships from across the UK can request sums of between £20,000-£120,000 for projects lasting up to three years.

Carers Innovation Fund

The Department for Health and Social Care has made £5 million available to improve support for carers.

The Finnis Scott Foundation

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are available in the areas of horticulture and plant sciences, as well as fine art and art history.

Volunteering news

Testing new standards for induction of volunteers 

Helpforce is looking for volunteer managers in Wales who are willing to give feedback on how well the draft standards align with their current induction practices.

What could economic justice mean for Wales?

The Institute for Public Policy Research is asking how Wales could get greater economic justice. Jacana Bresson of the IPPR reports on what’s led up to this and tells you how you can get involved.
Read more

Training and Events

Webinar: Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant

Your chance to find out more about the latest round of funding

10 July 2019, 14:00 - 15:00

Policy and projects

Welsh Government launches review of strategic partnerships

How can partnership arrangements be simplified?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

WCVA Update - 17 June 2019

 

This week's updates from WCVA

17 June 2019

Want this in Welsh? Get in touch!
Angen hwn yn Gymraeg? Cysylltwch gyda ni!

Hi, and welcome to this week’s newsletter.

New research from Remember a Charity is showing a rise in the significance of legacy donations in Wales. Rob Cope, director of Remember a Charity, blogs for WCVA on the sizable growth potential of gifts in Wills.

Three Welsh organisations have received awards from the Weston Charity Awards. They will each receive a core grant of £6,500 from the Garfield Weston Foundation and a year's strategic planning support from a team of business leaders.Find out who the organisations are here.

Thanks for reading, we’ll catch you again next week.

Funding latest

Three Welsh charities win Weston awards

Three small charities in Wales - two based in Cardiff and another in Blaenau Gwent - have been selected as 2019 Weston Charity Awards winners.

Looking for funding to improve your environment?

The current round of the Landfill Tax Fund is open until 21 July 2019.

The Naturesave Trust

Funding is available for groups working on projects working to protect wildlife and the environment, support vulnerable groups and renewable energy projects.

Nineveh Charitable Trust

Funding is available for projects and activities of benefit to the General Public, with an emphasis on promoting a better understanding of the countryside.

Volunteering news

Menter Caerffilli - The Welsh gaming experience

Welsh gamers share skills and use Welsh language through youth led grants

Wales has fastest legacy income growth in UK

Rob Cope, director of Remember A Charity, unveils new research into the Welsh legacy market, highlighting the sizable growth potential of gifts in Wills.
Read more

Training and Events

Effective engagement – Online course for EU funded projects

This online module aims to provide EU projects with a summary of the engagement process, including methods and tools to support effective stakeholder consultation.

Open: 13 June – 29 June 2019

Introduction to safeguarding in the third sector (Wales)

Find out about safeguarding good practice in a third sector context

25 June 2019, Cardiff

Social media for the third sector

Build your online brand by learning to use social media as a tool for engagement

09 July 2019, Newport
 

Webinar: Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant

Your chance to find out more about the latest round of funding

10 July 2019, 14:00 - 15:00

Policy and projects

Make Time To Be Kind

A new campaign has launched to make people more aware of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Young BAME people sought for Lottery Committee

The National Lottery Community Fund’s Wales’ Committee has a vacancy.