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Friday 3 December 2021

Confidence Building

An action shot from the Confidence Building course

This week myself and the other Kickstart Assistants at Creating Enterprise took part in a Confidence Building course. It was led by PDP and set up by ClwydAlyn Housing Association. The course was all about working as a team in general and within a job. It was held over 3 days and over the 3 days they gave you tasks that got progressively harder.

The people running the course were very friendly and welcoming, and the activities that they set you really helped you get settled in.

On the Thursday it was all about preparing for the final task on Friday. The activities on Thursday were all very good at encouraging people to have a go and not sit it out and let other people take the lead.

The final task on Friday was a combination of all the tasks we had done over the past 2 days – we had to put them in an order we would like to complete them, and we had an hour of preparation time to practise. You got an hour’s worth of time to complete the tasks in the order you put them in and it was very satisfying to finally pass at the end of it.

It was good to get to know my fellow Kickstart Assistants and I’m sure the skills I learnt this week will help me in my new role.

Friday 19 November 2021

Hi, my name is Connor and I have recently started a Kickstart job for Creating Enterprise.

Creating Enterprise got me started looking for jobs and I ended up coming back here for a job as a Trainee Marketing Officer. Everyone is incredibly friendly and they all helped me settle in as if I had been there for weeks. They have different hubs, including one in Mochdre and one in Llandudno next to the train station. Both places are very welcoming when you arrive and they will listen to everything you have to say and help you as much as they can. I really recommend coming down to have a chat if you are struggling with what you want to do in terms of work.

The hubs are all laid back and it doesn’t feel like you are pressured and it’s not formal at all – it helps you speak your mind instead of feeling obliged to do something. I really do recommend people looking into Kickstart and Creating Enterprise and I really hope I see more people my age coming down to one of the hubs.

I have only been here for a short time but I can already tell you it’s a brilliant place to work and I never would have known about it if I hadn’t come down to talk to someone. I think it’s too good an opportunity to miss out on.