Developing Your Workforce

Workforce Training

Working Skills for Adults is a European Social Fund project working across six areas of south Wales - Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen, Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau Gwent and Bridgend.

The aim of the project is to support local people and businesses, to enhance skills in the workplace

If your employees live in any of the above areas, then the Working Skills for Adults Project will offer guidance, training and support to help improve their workplace skills.

Examples of courses include:

  • Literacy & Numeracy
  • I.T. Courses
  • Welsh
  • First-Aid at work
  • Manual Handling and Risk assessment
  • Food Safety levels 1,2 and 3
  • World Host
  • Working at heights
  • Time Management

The project cannot supply individuals with statutory training.

Courses can be delivered in community venues or other settings as agreed

Working Skills for Adults has helped over 8,000 people and 320 employers across south east Wales so far. Over half of our participants have already gained a qualification and/or new skills with many more studying on courses which will enhance their confidence, abilities and prospects at work.

For more information contact Tracey Coombe on 01633 647743 or employability@torfaen.gov.uk

Tailor Made Recruitment

The Bridges into Work project is a European Social Fund project working across six areas of south Wales - Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen, Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau Gwent and Bridgend.

The aim of the project is to support local people to gain the qualifications and skills necessary to gain sustainable employment.

We work with and support thousands of unemployed and working people within Torfaen. Through hard work, education and support we ensure that our participants are ready for local vacancies. We use our expertise, knowledge and resources to prepare top quality candidates.

Expert Knowledge

It's our aim to know all about local business and the local labour market so we train and develop our participants in line with local needs. We get to know all of our participants expertly having worked with them over long periods of time. This enables us to direct our best people available to local vacancies that meet the individual and your company’s criteria.

Candidate Selection

We will provide you with individuals who are a good fit for the position, the business area in which they will work, the team they will join, and your organisation as a whole.

Tailor made service

We take the time, and have the know-how to properly understand what each position requires and which individuals will be successful and productive in your company. We are also able to shape our delivery and support to meet the needs of the local labour market and have delivered pre-employment courses for local employers successfully. We have access to supported employment grants if you take on individuals from certain disadvantaged groups.

For more information contact Tracey Coombe on 01633 647743 or employability@torfaen.gov.uk