Partner Organisations
 
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The Jobs Growth Wales programme provides unemployed young people with a job opportunity for a six month period paid at or above the National Minimum Wage for a minimum of 25 hours per week.
 
Eligibility criteria:-
 
  • 16 – 24 yrs old and not in employment 
  • Have not been referred to/or are taking part in the Work Programme or Work Choice Programme (Check with your Jobcentre Plus adviser)
  • Not in full time education/or due to finish a training programme
  • Live in Wales
 
So, if you have just graduated or are just about to finish your course or training programme and have job ready skills this could be the next stepping stone for you. The first link below tells everything you need about Jobs Growth Wales and the second link takes you to the vacancy search page.
 
 
 

 

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ReACT Funding 

The Redundancy Action Scheme (ReAct) is a programme of funding for training provided by the Welsh Government for people living in Wales who are facing redundancy.

 

You can receive a training award of up to £1,500 to help you get the skills you need to land a job. You can train while you are job hunting or you can go on courses to get the skills you need even if you plan to become self employed eventually.

Who is eligible?
 
Support under the ReAct scheme is available for individuals who:-
 
  • Have become unemployed in the last six months as a result of redundancy, are currently unemployed, and who have not been in continuous employment for 6 weeks or more since being made redundant; or 
  • Are currently under notice of redundancy; and 
  • Have not undertaken any publicly funded training since being made redundant, including the work-based learning suite of programmes.

What is available?
There are 3 elements to ReAct:-
 
  • Recruitment & Training Support
  • Discretionary Award - Vocational Training
  • Discretionary Award - Extra Support
Support is available for eligible applicants to increase their skills and remove barriers to learning, or returning to work. In order to ensure that this training provides the best possible chance of finding new employment, all applicants will need to have their training needs assessed by Careers Wales. Careers Wales will also advise on suitable training courses and training venues.

Under this part of the scheme the following financial support is available:-
 
  • 100 per cent of training costs to acquire new skills (up to a maximum of £1,500);
  • Help towards the cost of travelling to training courses; 
  • Overnight accommodation costs, where appropriate;
  • A contribution towards childcare costs whilst training (subject to limits and conditions).
  • Exceptional help with the cost of equipment for individuals with a learning difficulty, disability, or a work-limiting health condition.
 

 

You can get more information on ReAct from your local Careers Wales office or by calling their freephone helpline on 0800 100 900.

 

 


 

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Job Centre Plus

The Flexible Support Fund (FSF) aims to give support, including training, to help you start or move towards finding work. It can also be used to cover costs for goods and services that include:-

  • Travel to interviews
  • Childcare
  • Tools
  • Clothing and uniforms to start work

 

The FSF is discretionary, which means that there is no automatic right to receive support.

 

Each award is considered individually. When considering an award the adviser must take into account other possible sources of funding, for example whether you could buy the items yourself.

 

 


  

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The LIFT Project is part of the Welsh Government’s Tackling Poverty Action Plan, which is being delivered in nine areas across Wales, offering tailored support to people living in households where no-one has worked for six months.


People signing up to the project are helped to gain qualifications and undertake training to prepare them for work and to identify volunteering or 
work experience opportunities which will help them to enter employment.
 
The project is designed to meet the needs of each individual and is a voluntary scheme. Lift participants decide and plan what they want to do themselves with the support of the development workers. The Lift project will link closely with Communities First along with other partner organisations.
 
Who is Eligible to be a Lift Participant?
 
In Neath Port Talbot, the Lift Project works with residents living in the Afan Valley and in Swansea the project covers Blaenymaes, Portmead, Penplas, Penlan and part of Gendros.  Participants must be:
 
·         Aged 16 or Over
·         Living in a household where no-one has worked for 6 months