Success Story ~ Kayley Perkins
"The communication and leadership skills I have developed through the Ascent course will prove extremely valuable"
Kayley Perkins from Neath Port Talbot graduated from the University of Glamorgan with a degree in Childhood Studies. Keen to develop her career, she participated in training offered through the Agile Nation project to boost her prospects
Kayley gained early managerial experience working for Neath Port Talbot Council’s Play Development programme, where she managed 45 play workers, overseeing the scheme and handling employment issues
Keen to build on her organisational and team-leading skills, Kayley became involved with the Agile Nation project
As a result of her training, Kayley has progressed her career and is currently running a new project for Neath Port Talbot Council’s Family Information Service.
She is responsible for developing a website that improves access to family services in the local area.
“My new role involves going into the local community and gathering information about which services local families want to see available. The communication and leadership skills I have developed through the Ascent course will prove extremely valuable in this role.”
How we helped
We worked with Kayley to give her the confidence not only to manage her own workload but also to manage the priorities of others
Kayley is now responsible for leading an extensive project which will provide considerable value to the local community
Sarah Richards, regional project manager said:
“Kayley has made a tremendous amount of progress in her career. She has been able to apply her new skills to every aspect of her current role. She is an example of how training can help you reach the next level of your career in terms of added responsibility and career fulfillment.”
The benefits to Kayley and Neath Port Talbot Council
Following completion of the Ascent programme, Kayley was in a position to take the lead on a new council project, engaging with local families to ensure they have access to a variety of activities in the community. Kayley will be responsible for hosting consultations with families and ensuring the new online database is tailored to the needs of the community. The skills Kayley learnt through Agile Nation have equipped her to spearhead this important project for her employer, and both are confident that she has the tools required to successfully deliver results.
“There is a lot of planning involved before we can launch the new online service. My ambition is to make it a user-friendly portal, allowing families to easily locate nearby events and classes they can participate in. Without my training from Agile Nation, I would not have the confidence to take on such a big challenge.”