Andrew is a carer for his wife, and loved the idea of being a bus driver. He met this ambition after essential training from the Welsh Government’s Communities for Work+ scheme (CFW+).

Following years of self-employment in the agricultural industry, Andrew approached CFW+ having self-funded the first parts of his course. However, the remaining costs put financial strain on Andrew’s family. Welsh Government’s CFW+ scheme funded the remaining training as well as his bus driving test.

CFW+ supported Andrew throughout his journey, where he took his first job as a bus driver with Midway Motors, Crymych, who provided Andrew with the bus for his test and employment upon passing his test. He took part in all one-to-one sessions with his mentor, Rachel, and completed all his tasks.

Rachel, his mentor, said: “Andrew showed passion and determination to become a bus driver. If he was tasked with something to complete, he did it immediately. He has a great character and positive attitude to be a bus driver. We look forward to being able to say ‘Thanks, drive!’ to you in the future, Andrew.”

A Ceredigion County Council spokesperson said: “Andrew has demonstrated how a scheme such as CFW+ can benefit people of all ages. His positive attitude and willingness to learn, together with support from the CFW+ team has resulted in Andrew securing a great role as a bus driver. If you, or someone you know, would benefit from Welsh Government’s CFW+ scheme, then please get in touch for a chat.”

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