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Real life stories

See how real people around Wales have changed their story.

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David B's Story

A digital marketer from Colwyn Bay found his dream job after being made redundant with help from ReAct+ and Working Wales.

Eiry's story

Eiry was supported by her careers adviser to get the training and confidence she needed to set up her own floristry business.

Karen's story

Karen found herself at a crossroads when she was made redundant. The funding and advice she received from Working Wales helped her secure her new role.

Ben P's story

Ben discovered that redundancy was the start of a new chapter for him.

Angharad's story

Angharad won’t let redundancy get in the way of her career aspirations.

Paula's story

Paula proves that age doesn’t have to be a barrier to learning new skills that improve job prospects.

Brian's Story

A former window and door fabricator who was made redundant has secured a dream role after getting Welsh Government career support and funding for training.

Luke’s story

A 24-year-old man from Cwmfelinfach has credited Welsh Government employment support and funding for helping him kickstart his dream career, after he was made redundant shortly before the birth of his first child.

Dom's story

Dom gained valuable experience through hands-on learning.

Kieran's story

Kieran has found a career he loves and is training to be a restaurant manager.

Derw's story

Derw supported into full-time employment in dream industry.

Ethan's story

Ethan enjoys the hands-on experience Jobs Growth Wales+ offers.

Ally's story

Ally's Personal Learning Account has helped to boost her business.

David D's story

David enrolled on a technical networking course to train in a key priority sector.

Helen's story

Helen kickstarted her new career after spending two years caring full-time for her grandmother.

Jayne's story

Jayne has nearly doubled her salary since studying a Personal Learning Account course.

Lee's story

Lee accessed a career review to help him with his transition from the military.

Lia's Story

Lia needed support to find a new job that allowed a flexible work-life balance.

Natalie's Story

Careers support helped Natalie to turn her childhood passion into a career reality in her fifties.

Frances' story

Keeping her skills current helped Frances move into a new career.

Safyan's story

Creative apprentice Safyan says his apprenticeship at ITV is the best experience of his life...

Ellie's story

A childcare apprenticeship is helping Ellie achieve her dream career...

Ben's story

Ben has regained his confidence through starting an apprenticeship...

Sally's story

Apprentice of the year 2018 award winner Sally has achieved a HNC and a career at Tata Steel...

Daren's story

Manager Daren has achieved success through an apprenticeship...

Glenda's story

Seeing a careers adviser helped Glenda discover what she wanted to do and how ReAct+ could help her get there.

Sara F's story

Sara found she could overcome her anxiety and help others to do the same.

Kit's story

Kit discovered it’s never too late to turn your passion into a career.

Cameron's story

Cameron discovered a different way of learning was available to him, and after pushing himself out of his comfort zone, he is now looking forward to his future.

Zoe's story

Zoe proves that career paths can be followed through life’s twists and turns.

John S's story

Getting involved with an Open University course helped John....

Catrin's story

An Access to Higher Education course changed Catrin's story....

Kirtis' story

Kirtis found a new career path and now has his sights set on getting on the property ladder.

David R's story

David discovered that he could balance work and essential family time.

Huw's story

A 6-month placement changed Huw’s long-term career plans.

Carl's story

Job application and interview support helped Carl progress into his dream career.

Dominic H's Story

Access funding and careers support helped Dominic secure a job during Covid-19.

Heather's story

Careers support via video interviewing helps Heather plan for her return to Wales. 

Dan's story

Dan started martial arts at the age of six, and now has numerous world titles under his belt as well as running his own successful kickboxing brand.

Dilly's story

Accessing support to start her own business has helped Dilly pursue a career in beauty.

Roxie's story

Roxie’s careers adviser helped them explore alternatives to college after GCSE’s.

Cian's story

Cian’s passion for woodwork leads to an apprenticeship.

Nia F's story

A Working Wales careers fair helped 16-year-old Nia from Abertillery plan her future after GCSEs.

Cerys' story

Growing up with 11 brothers and sisters inspires Cerys to be a midwife.

Ceri's story

Ceri Vaughan Jones is going to university after taking a year out to work.

Begw's story

Begw Rowlands: A year out has helped me plan my future...

Poppy's story

Poppy, 17, stayed on at sixth form to continue her studies and hopes to study abroad next year in the US to start an international career.

Nia's story

Nia-Faith Williams says hard work, being herself and a work placement helped her to build a fulfilling career.

Laura's story

Laura Green left school after her GCSEs and started her apprenticeship two years later...

Dominic's story

At 16 Dominic become a joinery apprentice and by the age of 21 set up his own business. Read Dominic's story...