Jordan Jones: Traineeships Learner of the Year (Engagement)

Jordan Jones has overcome the double tragedy of losing both his parents at different times during his troubled upbringing. 

Not only has he had to move home several times, but he also faced moving to a new country, leaving his birthplace of Stoke-on-Trent to settle in Bangor with his supportive aunt and uncle. Now, recently turned 18, he can look back on a huge transition from troubled youngster to a confident, forward looking adult with a bright future in the motor industry.

A Traineeship Engagement programme with learning provider Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Caernarfon campus has been the catalyst to his surge in confidence and motivation.  An initial placement at Tyn Lon Volvo in LlanfairPG has seen him excel with the company, impressively starting a Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and recently completing additional Esential Skills Wales qualifications in Communications and Application of Number, both at Level 2.

Jordan’s excellence was recognised as he won the college’s Traineeship Engagement of the Year award in February. 

Jordan said: “It scares me to think that I could still be in that dark place without the support I have had from my family, college and employer.”