EVI | Ebbw Vale Institute : Ebbw Vale InstituteEVI | Ebbw Vale Institute : Ebbw Vale Institute

Launch Menu Launch Menu

Archive: Jul 2023

  1. 2023 EVI Hospitality Training Academy

    Comments Off on 2023 EVI Hospitality Training Academy

    Whether you or someone on your team is planning to renew or learn new skills, looking for a career change, or hoping to start a career in hospitality, then this is the academy for you!

    We are delighted to be working in partnership with Communities for Work Plus and Adult Learning Wales to deliver our free bespoke 2023 Hospitality Training Academy, designed to support you to gain the necessary skills for employment within the hospitality sector. Our accredited training course will be held face-to-face in our vibrant and friendly Ebbw Vale Institute (EVI) community and cultural centre, and will cover Food Safety, Customer Service, Health & Safety, COSHH, Manual Handling, Fire Safety, First Aid, Basic Maths for Hospitality and Barista Training. Great for school leavers, business owners, those looking to retrain, and anyone with an interest in hospitality! 

    This training opportunity is funded by the UK Government* and is free of charge to people living in Blaenau Gwent aged 16+. We strongly encourage you to attend the entire course and complete the academy. Click on our brochure below for full course details and scroll down to learn about last year’s Academy. Please email megan@promo.cymru with any questions!


    “Employing someone who I know has done this course would be very reassuring.”

    – Business Owner & 2022 Hospitality Academy Graduate



    “Great for my CV and future job applications. I’ve learnt lots of new skills and had new experiences. Also very helpful for my confidence!”

    – 2022 Hospitality Academy Graduate


    EVI’s 2022 Hospitality Academy

    We are also able to offer a number of follow up opportunities and can signpost you to additional support in seeking employment, work experience and so on. Communities For Work Plus can also provide you with a personal mentor who can apply for funding to help remove hurdles such as transport, training, and childcare to get you the training and jobs you need (T&Cs apply). Free lunch and refreshments will be provided free of charge throughout the course.

    Please email megan@promo.cymru with any questions!


    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.


    This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.*

    *The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus

  2. [CLOSED] Job Opportunity: Cook at Cafe@EVI

    Comments Off on [CLOSED] Job Opportunity: Cook at Cafe@EVI

    Job Opportunity: Cook at Cafe@EVI.

    ProMo Cymru is looking for a Cook to join their team at Ebbw Vale Institute, (EVi).

    You will be joining a team that is fully committed to making a difference to the lives of the community we support.  Our aim is to provide healthy meals for the community to enjoy within the café, or at home, for all dietary needs.

    You will work closely with community volunteers and work placement students and will be responsible for supporting them as they develop their hospitality skills.

    You will be responsible for:

    – Preparing, cooking, and serving meals as required, in a timely manner.

    – Providing a varied diet, catering for the cultural preferences of those who use our services.

    – Catering for service users, training/conference events and small meetings.

    – Ordering supplies within the catering budget, using approved suppliers.

    – Creating meals using FareShare ingredients.

    – Maintaining accurate catering records in accordance with HACCP.

    – Participating in inspections by Environmental Health and Local Authorities.

    – Maintaining a high standard of hygiene within the kitchen by adhering to HACCP and COSHH guidelines.

    – Ability to manage volunteers and work placements and work alongside other staff.

    Salary

    • £11.92 – £13.01 per hour

    (which equates to £21,706 – £23,680, pro rata, depending on experience)

    Working Hours

    • 25 hours per week

    Closing Date: 11th August

    APPLY TODAY! Join the EVi team and help make a difference. Email your CV to pat@promo.cymru to apply.


    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.


    EVI is currently funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.*

    *The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus

  3. EVI Receives £250,000 from UK Gov to Strengthen Community

    Comments Off on EVI Receives £250,000 from UK Gov to Strengthen Community

    We’re delighted to have received £250,000 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund*. Over the next 2 years, we’ll continue working with the community to build a brighter future for Blaenau Gwent by supporting health & wellbeing, providing skills development opportunities, and much more.

    We’re very excited to have received this significant funding to build on the success of our 2022 UK Gov funded Community Renewal Project.  Last year, we reopened our doors to the community after partial closure during the pandemic. We held a hugely successful reopening week jam packed with wellbeing, cultural, family and community activities. We also delivered our bespoke training academies, welcomed new volunteers and staff members, opened a community café, had a very merry EVI Christmas, and much more!

    The funding also allowed us to focus on setting up new 2023 projects including our EVI Pantry and Repair Café, which have gone from strength to strength this year. 

    Full steam ahead!

    Working with the community and our partners over the next 2 years, we’ll deliver our bespoke Hospitality training academies, support wellbeing classes and activities, put on family and cultural events, grow our volunteering and placement opportunities, build on existing projects and establish new ones such as a community transport scheme.

    Our enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers here at our vibrant community and cultural centre are thrilled to embark on the next phase of our community journey. EVI holds a rich tapestry of history and stories. We’re looking forward to creating many more with you. 

    Sign up to our e-newsletter and follow our socials to stay up to date with everything EVI. Join us and become a part of the journey!

    Secretary of State visits EVI to recognise the success of our 2022 UK Community Renewal Project.

    ProMo Cymru, charity and social enterprise, operates and is the custodian of the Ebbw Vale Institute. We are proud to have saved EVI for future community use.

    Funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.*

    *The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus

Foundation Funders:

National Lottery Community Fund Logo
Welsh Government Logo

Current Funders:

Lloyds Bank Foundation Logo
Landfills Tax Scheme Logo
WCVA Logo
Blaenau Gwent County Council Logo
UK Gov Wales
Levelling Up
Multiply

Privacy Policy | Web Accessibility Policy