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Learning & Employment Case Studies 

On this page you'll find case studies of some of the great work being carried out by employers, employees, local authorities and communities to enhance older people's opportunities to learn, volunteer and work. Get ideas, inspiration and contacts details to help support you in your own work.

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Employment case studies

  • The Age of Investment: Clive Green's story - video (eng)

    The story of Clive Green, who has retrained to become a qualified electrician. Produced as part of the Welsh Government Skills Gateway for Adults scheme.

  • The Age of Investment: Gwladys Ann Jones’ story - video (eng)

    The story of Gwladys Ann Jones, who retrained to become a professional carer. Produced as part of the Welsh Government Skills Gateway for Adults scheme.

Learning case studies

  • AWS: Squirrel's Nest (eng)

    Alan, Don & Walter: Squirrel's Nest

    Alan, Don and Walter are all members of the Squirrel’s Nest, a Men’s Shed in Tondu, Bridgend.


  • AWS: Flintshire U3A (eng)

    Flintshire U3A

    Carole, Chris, Stuart, Elizabeth and Linda are members of Flintshire U3A (University of the Third Age), which is a volunteer-led learning group based around the principles of learning for pleasure. They run a range of activities based around learning and sharing skills between members.


  • AWS: Grandfest (eng)

    John: GrandFest

    John lives in Maesteg, and since 2016 has been the chairman of the local Men’s Shed, working to lessen loneliness and isolation amongst men in the locality.


  • AWS: Gwanwyn club (eng)

    Gwanwyn club

    Alan, Carol, Kate and Julia are members of the Gwanwyn arts club in Aberystwyth, which is coordinated by Martine. The club was inspired by the activities of the annual Gwanwyn festival organised by Age Cymru, which celebrates creativity in older age.


  • AWS: Prestatyn Artisans Collective (eng)

    Pete & Steve: Prestatyn Artisans Collective

    Pete and Steve volunteer with Prestatyn Artisans Collective, an arts and craft centre based in the Old Library in Prestatyn which supports a range of community groups and activities.


  • Grandfest 2016 - video (eng)

    Brilliant short film from Royal Voluntary Service on Grandfest, a festival they run celebrating and sharing the skills of older people.

  • What is the U3A - video (eng)

    Short film from U3A (University of the Third Age) about what U3A clubs are, and some of the activities they are involved in.

  • U3A: From French to DIY - video (eng)

    Video showing just some of the learning and activities that take place in U3A groups.