Company helps the homeless carve out a career

Company helps the homeless carve out a career

A restaurant in Wales is giving young and homeless people the opportunity to get into work.

Situated in Merthyr Tydfil, North of Cardiff, the restaurant has teamed with homeless charity, Adref, to offer work which includes serving and cooking training.

Jamie O’leary, chef and restaurant owner, said to BBC Wales: "We are excited about working with people who are keen to learn and, hopefully, carve out a career in the industry."

Trainee chef, Josh, 20, says working at the restaurant gives him the fresh start he needed, and gets him off the streets. Another trainee, Tom, also comes from a homeless background and hopes to get the qualifications he needs to work full time at a restaurant.

O’leary aims to help people out who get stuck in the: “vicious circle where you can’t get a job without experience and you can’t get experience because no one’s going to give you chance to 'carve out a job.”

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