Peelports, Hunterston Coal Terminal group

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Gillian Anderson and Marie Bracaglia from CEIS Ayrshire have been supporting 15 delegates from Peelports, Hunterston Coal Terminal with their CSCS Cards, specialised training courses and employment support. Delegates stated; “very friendly and professional service” and “great staff, I felt confident going into tests”. The excellent and enthusiastic group also attended an ‘Introduction to the […]

Good News for David

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David began the CWP programme at the beginning of March this year, and was successfully placed with Mossburn Community Farm near Lochmaben, where he quickly became an integral part of their team. He initially lacked motivation and up to date work skills from being unemployed for 9 years and he felt he needed to make a positive change […]

European partners visit CEIS Ayrshire

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Last week saw the arrival in a wet Scotland of the transnational partners on the Job Interview Simulator – ERASMUS+ project. The project started in September 2014 with a meeting in Bratislava, and runs to August 2016 The project partners are CEIS Ayrshire in Scotland, GRUPO EQ5 in Spain, Epic Assist Charity Scotland, branch of […]

Change of career for Graeme

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Graeme was referred to CEIS Ayrshire, as part of the Work Programme. He had worked in Construction for 20+ years but had to leave due to a number of health issues, incl. Arthritis, Diabetes and HBP. He felt he was ‘past it’ and was unsure if he would ever find work again. Through our BLO […]

CSCS testing opens new doors

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Alex popped in to register with us as he was keen to secure an apprenticeship. He was unsure exactly what he wanted to do but he knew that he enjoyed outdoor work. A short time later Morrison Construction approached CEIS Ayrshire looking for 2 young people for Construction Apprenticeships. Alex seemed extremely keen after explaining […]

STEPS course proves to be a hit

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A third group has recently completed CEIS Ayrshire’s STEPS training course. The 4 -day programme is designed to support individuals identify their key skills and realise their true potential to step into the employment market. Some key areas of development and motivation include: Stretching individuals comfort zones Supporting them to manage personal change Understanding and […]