The company which supplies McDonald’s with its paper straws has recruited 12 new employees from local work programmes.
Transcend Packaging, based at the Dyffryn Business Park in Ystrad Mynach, used Caerphilly County Borough Council as part of its recruitment drive.
The council’s regeneration team worked with Transcend to conduct interviews with candidates from schemes such as Communities for Work, Communities for Work Plus, Bridges into Work and Inspire 2 Work.
The 12 successful applicants have started a 16 week induction programme on temporary contracts with a view to gaining fulltime and permanent employment in the near future.
Caerphilly Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Sustainability, Cllr Sean Morgan, said: “We are working in partnership with businesses and industry across the county borough to seek to increase the availability of quality jobs and identify opportunities to enhance access for residents to those jobs.
“This is an excellent example of how partnership working can benefit employers and the wider community to boost the economy. It has been a pleasure working with Transcend during this process.”
Lorenzo Angelucci, managing director, Transcend Packaging, said: “We founded Transcend Packaging to help companies become more sustainable across a broad range of products from paper straws to folding cartons.
“Many members of our Transcend team work and live in the local area and we are proud to be an integral part of this community.
“Transcend is focused on working with the council to help create quality jobs and provide opportunities for residents to develop valuable work skills that will enhance their careers moving forward.
“We are proud to call the Caerphilly County Borough home and look forward toward providing more jobs and opportunities here for many years to come.”
• Caerphilly Council deliver a number of employment programmes to provide support, guidance and training for unemployed residents of the borough as well as offering opportunities for those already in work to increase their employability skills and enable them to progress in their role.
For more information, contact 01685 844353 or visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk.