RESIDENTS living in Denbighshire have the chance to retrain and gain further qualifications, allowing more people to secure a new job or progress in their current one.

Training opportunities are being organised through Working Denbighshire’s Work Start scheme, which aims to upskill residents.

Such schemes can be arranged for residents interested in working in popular industries including construction, hospitality and hair and beauty, but have no experience.


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There are also courses arranged throughout the year for anyone looking to get a qualification in first aid or health and safety, allowing them to obtain a CSCS card.

Melanie Evans, principal manager of strategic employment at Working Denbighshire, said: “I’m pleased that our training courses are proving to be popular already, with our recent barista course being fully booked within just a few days.

“I would encourage individuals and businesses in the county to take advantage of the training opportunities that we can currently offer to improve your chance of getting a better paid job, or if you’re a business, the skills of your team.”

Cllr Jason McLellan, leader of Denbighshire County Council and lead member for economic growth and tackling deprivation, said: “These training courses are an opportunity for the people of Denbighshire to expand their horizons, and potentially find a career path that better suits their goals.

“We want all Denbighshire residents to enjoy the career they choose, in a field where they can express themselves and excel.”