Eleanor began working with young people 7 years ago by volunteering at a training provider for young people who were not in education, employment or training. After only 5 months of employment, she gained employment with the training provider and hasn’t looked back since. In 2013 she achieved a Professional Certificate in Education with Merit at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, before completing an 8375 Essential Skills Qualification and began delivering Essential Skills to adults and young people with learning disabilities.
“Following my time at university, I completed a 12-week Introduction to a Counselling Course which along with my other experiences has given me many transferable skills to use when working with young people.
I joined Mid and West Wales Fire Service in October 2015. I work on the Crimes and Consequences Project targeting over 2000 young people and delivering intervention and prevention sessions on Arson, Road Safety, Water Safety and Antisocial Behaviour. This has been a very successful project and was recognised in 2016, at the yearly Celebrating Success Awards, along with the Dawns Glaw Initiative. I also work on the Phoenix Project which is a 5-day project held at one of the Mid and West Wales Fire Stations. This project allows young people to gain many transferable skills and an insight into the role of a firefighter, they will also gain an Agored Qualification.
I thoroughly enjoy working for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and I am excited to see what the future brings for the Specialist Youth Team. Although we do face some challenges due to our target audience, it is highly rewarding working with young people. We get to see first-hand the positive impact it has and how the skills, knowledge and qualifications they gain from all the projects we deliver can transfer into their future. #TheATeam