Julie has turned the disappointment of redundancy into a rewarding new career opportunity with a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. Julie is team leader of the furniture recycling unit at Seren Cyf in Blaenau Ffestiniog and her passion for lifelong learning has seen her complete a Higher Apprenticeship Level 4 Diploma in Systems and Operations Management.
“Through the different projects, I have helped divert tonnes of furniture that would have otherwise gone to landfill. Letting people know how we can get the most from our recycling is as vital a part of my role as organising the logistics of bringing it in. I’m proud of the work we do and how it has a positive effect on the community as a whole.”