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Thibaud Gailliard

Thibaud Gailliard could speak little English and had no formal qualifications or previous work experience when he arrived in Wales as a shy 16-year-old, following the loss of his mother to cancer. His learning journey since though has been described as “incredible”.

Luckily, Thibaud, 21, from Ebbw Vale, discovered a Traineeship Engagement Programme in Creative Media delivered by Risca-based training provider Sgiliau Cyf and quickly set about learning English, improving his IT, design and music skills and going on to add a long list of qualifications to his name.

Following the Traineeship, Thibaud progressed to an ICT Users Award Level 1 with Sgiliau who now employ him as lead administrator, as well as a Foundation Apprenticeship in IT,

Thibaud said:

“I now feel like I belong somewhere and Sgiliau have given me an amazing career opportunity. If I didn’t have them, I don’t know where I would be, and I can’t thank them enough for their help and support.”