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Project manager apprenticeship launched

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THE CONSTRUCTION department at Pembrokeshire County Council has announced it is recruiting for its first apprentice.

The new role of Apprentice Project Manager will see the successful applicant working within a team of construction professionals including architects, quantity surveyors and energy officers.

Recent projects completed by the team include the flagship Glan-yr-Afon library and cultural centre in Haverfordwest, Ysgol Harri Tudur/ Henry Tudor School in Pembroke and Ysgol Caer Elen in Haverfordwest.

Darren Thomas, Head of Infrastructure, said: “Taking on an apprentice in project management offers many advantages all round. They earn while they learn and develop work skills essential for the successful delivery of projects. It is a positive step for us and shows a commitment to supporting learning and development.”

The successful applicant will assist members of the team on different projects as well as shadowing the project manager of each discipline on the delivery of projects, from inception to completion.

At the same time, he or she will receive training from Cadcentre UK Ltd, with view to achieving a Project Management Level 4 Diploma.

Architect Maria Jones said: “We have always known the importance of having staff with a broad range of ages and experience, and providing them with a supportive environment in which to develop their skills.

“For example, one of our project managers came to us for two-days-a-week- work experience just over 10 years ago, and is now project managing the multi-million pound Haverfordwest High VC School project.”

Cllr Phil Baker, Cabinet Member for Planning and Infrastructure, said it was a fantastic opportunity for a young person to gain entry into sustainable employment within the construction industry.

“Modern apprenticeships are very different,” he added. “The opportunity to have real project experience while undertaking training is invaluable.”

For more information, please visit:

https://ams.careerswales.com/Public/Vacancies/View.aspx?vid=44727

 

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Welsh Deputy Minister visits New Farm Shop

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Pictured : Julie Morgan AM

A new farm and produce shop on the Scolton Manor estate outside Haverfordwest has been visited by a Welsh Government Minister.

Julie Morgan AM – Deputy Minister for Health and Social Care – called at the shop to see the Welsh Government’s Intermediate Care Fund (ICF) in action.

The shop provides work experience, training and supported employment opportunities in retail and customer service for people with learning disabilities, disabilities and autism.

It is an addition to Pembrokeshire County Council’s existing supported employment offer through Norman Industries, the Authority’s sheltered employment factory in Snowdrop Lane, Haverfordwest.

The shop is the result of partnership working involving Workways+ and Experience for Industry – both funded by the European Social Fund through Welsh Government – Norman Industries and the management and staff at the Council-run Scolton Manor attraction.

The shop, which opened just a few weeks ago, will be supplying the public with fresh produce from the walled gardens at Scolton Manor, local meats, produce, tea and coffee.

It also provides a retail outlet for some of the arts, crafts and products made at Norman Industries.

Over the coming months the shop will also be supplying chutneys made by participants and employees at the supported employment café in Milford leisure centre ‘Caffi Man Cwrdd’.

The Deputy Minister was welcomed by County Councillor Tessa Hodgson, the Authority’s Cabinet Member for Social Services.

The farm shop has been partially resourced and staffed through some of the £400,000 ICF money allocated to expand supported employment opportunities regionally.

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Haverfordwest: Police promise extra patrols for GCSE results night

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THERE will be an increased police presence in Haverfordwest tonight, in response to an anticipated influx of young people who will be celebrating their GCSE results.

Parents are being asked to go over their child’s plan for the evening, before they head out. Sergeant Haydon Mathias is overseeing the operation.

He said: “It’s a big day for teenagers, and we understand they want to celebrate after all of their hard work.

“We’ll be there to make sure they do that safely, and without disrupting others.

“This is usually a busy night for us, and historically we have seen crime and anti-social behaviour rise. You’ll notice my team out and about from early this evening to stop that happening. They’ll be seizing alcohol from anyone they suspect is under the age of 18, and dealing with any other issues that arise.

“We’re asking parents to take the reins and discuss plans before your child goes out. Make sure you know where they’re celebrating, who they’re with, and how they’re getting home. It’s useful to make sure your child’s phone is fully charged, in case of an emergency.

“I encourage anyone with concerns to come and speak to an officer or Police Community Support Officer around the town, or contact Dyfed-Powys Police.”

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Llangwm Church Donation Box Stolen

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St Jerome’s Church: Second theft in a year!

 

A DONATION box has been stolen from a village church, the second theft from the historic building in a year.

The donation box at St Jerome’s Church, Llangwm, is believed to have been taken in the last few weeks.

The box is usually kept next to the Talking Tapestry of Langum, a project which tells the story of the village’s origin with the invasion of the Flemish in the 12th century and its later history.

Pamela Hunt of Heritage Llangwm said: “This theft is the second from St. Jerome’s in a year.

“If anyone has seen or knows anything, then please let the police know.

“If they feel unable to do that, but would like to contact us at St Jerome’s Church, then email info@heritagellangwm.org.uk

“We will treat your contact in the strictest confidence.”

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