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Neil Jones

A previously nervous and anxious teenager has “come out of his shell” thanks to support from the Prince's Trust and training provider The People Business-Wales.

Neil Jones, 18, from Boverton, Llantwit Major, has gone from staying in his bedroom playing computer games all day to becoming a valued apprentice at retailer Peacocks in Barry.

The turning point was completing the Prince's Trust Team Programme (Engagement) at the People Business-Wales. He progressed to a Traineeship Level 1 and within four weeks was offered an Apprenticeship with Peacocks. He now hopes to attend college to study business in the future.

Caroline Morris-Hills, Barry centre manager for The People Business-Wales Ltd, said: “The change in Neil from when he began the Traineeship programme to starting at Peacocks is huge.”