Success story ~ Hayley Romain
"I liked the practical element of the training"
Hayley Romain from Rhuddlan in North Wales had been working as a Learning & Development Coordinator with Careers Wales North East for two years when she first heard about the Agile Nation project
Hayley attended an Agile Nation information event in St Asaph, and made the decision to enrol on the Ascent programme with the aim of developing her managerial skills.
“I liked the practical element of the training and it allowed me to really focus on my personal development for the first time. It also provided great networking opportunities for me to meet other people from businesses outside Careers Wales, which up until this point is all I’d really known.”
Hayley had often considered going into management, but due to a lack of confidence and expertise she had held back from applying for more senior roles. Seeing friends and colleagues apply for promotion at work inspired Hayley to improve her own skills and compete for the top jobs.
Following the completion of the Ascent programme, Hayley secured the role of part-time project leader. Her new responsibilities include working on management projects particularly related to staff professional development and supporting clients with learning difficulties and disabilities.
How we helped:
We worked with Hayley to recognise her many transferable skills and build her confidence.
Susie Ventris-Field, Senior Project Officer, said:
“Hayley already had a wealth of skills relevant to management, and was quick to learn and adopt new management tools.
“As the course went on, Hayley began to gain the confidence and motivation to go on to do further training. To compliment her career development, Hayley took the NVQ Level 4 in Learning and Development and her A1 Assessors Award.
“She is extremely enthusiastic and committed to learning and ready to take new ideas on board - an inspirational woman.”
“I’ve always been a person that wants to learn. After completing the training I felt that I had something more to offer an employer. As a result, I was offered the position of project leader, which means I have been able to put my new management skills into practice.”