I knew that the work would not be seasonal, but I would be working continually, and that I would always have job security.

Stephen Owen works as a Cook at Tan Y Fron Extra Care Scheme in Llandudno and told us about his role and what initially attracted him to applying to ClwydAlyn.

‘After being made redundant from my previous job in an Independent School I applied to ClwydAlyn at the beginning of this year, knowing that we are a big company with a great reputation.

I knew that the work would not be seasonal, but I would be working continually, and that I would always have job security. The hours are always there, and I really enjoy my role. I work with the same people every day, and they become part of your family and close friends.

I work full time, and it’s been nice to get to know all the residents, and all the stories they have to tell. You get to know them all by name, and all their likes and dislikes when it comes to meals.

The staff welcomed me with open arms, and there is loads of support – my manager Debjani always has the door open, and our two Senior Chefs Colin and Wayne are always there for us, and always at the end of the phone if we need them.

Other benefits are the holidays compared to other parts of the industry, and as I live near Llandudno, I plan to access the Cycle-to-Work scheme also. Most of all, I like meeting everyone at the Scheme, and now that I’m here, I know it was a really good move to apply to ClwydAlyn.’

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