Taunton local wins Somerset Trainee of the Year award

Well done to Liam Dale – the Somerset Trainee of the Year! His fantastic feat at the recent Grow Somerset Talent Awards is just the latest achievement in what’s been a brilliant year for the 21-year-old from Taunton.

Liam was one of the first group of young people to undertake the pilot of Hinkley Point C’s trailblazing Supported Traineeship programme. The 10-week placement included employment skills training from job coaches, and supported work experience in a variety of roles provided by Bylor, HOST, G4S FM, EDF Energy and Somerset Larder.

Not only was Liam the first of the group to pass his Health, Safety and Environment test, he went on to pass his interview with flying colours too. He now works full time as a member of the catering team at HOST’s Hinkley Campus accommodation.

Cora Heal, Early Skills Coordinator, said: “It’s wonderful news. Liam’s so positive, enthusiastic, committed and supportive of his fellow colleagues. The success of this traineeship has come from positive and ambitious collaboration from the Hinkley Point C team.”

22-year-old Molly Williams (pictured), was also nominated for the Somerset Trainee of the Year award. She is now employed at HOST as a Front of House Assistant.

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