Working Wales’, delivered by Careers Wales, aims to provide a simpler approach to employability support by providing individuals with a single point of contact through which they can access the personalised, expert advice and training they need to find and maintain good, long-term employment.
Welsh Government Economy Minister Ken Skates said, “Through the creation of Working Wales we want to make available easily accessible and more personalised support to people looking for work in Wales through which they can access the tailored advice, training and support they need to get into good quality employment.”
The new, free advice service will look to maximise reach by being made available where it can have the biggest impact, be it face-to-face at Careers Wales offices, local job centres and community hubs, over the phone or through a new, dedicated website. It will be available to people over the age of 16 who are not in full time education, regardless of location, accessibility or personal circumstance, to support them into employment.
The launch of Working Wales is a key Programme for Government commitment of the Welsh Government.
Support available through Working Wales will include job specific training, job searches, CV writing, confidence building, interview preparation and finding work placements. Working Wales will also signpost individuals to programmes where they can access childcare support and transport assistance, traditionally two of the primary barriers to employment.
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Posted on: Wednesday 15th May 2019