Inform Swansea has listed a number of agencies / projects that can assist you in your search for a way into work. Job Centre Plus and Careers Wales are not listed here as links to their contact details and services can be found in other parts of Inform Swansea.
Chwarae Teg is the charity inspiring, leading and delivering gender equality in Wales. We’re building a Wales where women are visible and influential across all sectors of the economy, society and in public life, and where women are empowered to achieve their potential regardless of their background, social status or geographic location.
Agile Nation2, funded by the European Social Fund and Welsh Government, enables us to work with employers to identify barriers and inequalities in their organisations and equip them with the tools, from recruitment practices to people policies, to tackle them. We help businesses to attract and retain the best talent, enabling them to enjoy the benefits of a truly balanced workforce.
Steps to Employment Project
There are 5 Communities First Areas in Swansea and each run a Steps to Employment programme. Each runs a number of open access sessions in local community venues where clients (many new to IT) are supported to access computers and the internet to job search, complete online applications, access emails, upload and send off CVs etc.
helps people to get into work and access work experience, apprenticeships and training. To be eligible for support from the LIFT project you must be living in the Penderry (and parts of Gendros), from a workless household and been out of work for 6 months or more.
Telephone: 01792 578632 or 01792 586149
Cyfle Cymru is a service which helps people with substance misuse issues and/or mental health conditions into work, education or training.
- One-to-one guidance from a peer mentor who can draw on their own experience of substance misuse, recovery and/or mental health conditions.
- Specialist employment support, including volunteering opportunities, and help and advice on how to search and apply for jobs.
We can support you towards and into work if:
- you are aged 16 to 24 and not in employment, education or training
- you are aged 25 or over and long-term unemployed or economically inactive
- you live in the Western Bay area
- you are in recovery from substance misuse and/or mental health issues
Telephone: 01792 646 421
Ethnic Youth Support Team (EYST)
supports Ethnic Minority young people aged 11-25 and their families living in Swansea. They provide a wide range of support through a targeted and culturally sensitive youth-work approach, including the provision of qualified youth workers, youth activities and a youth and community centre.
Telephone: 01792 466980
Gower College Swansea – delivers Work Ready & Apprenticeships
Work Ready is a programme where learners can gain work experience on the job. Learners have to be 18+ and unemployed. They have to be referred via the Job Centre. They can be on programme for up to 16 hours a week for a maximum of 24 weeks.
Apprenticeships give learners the opportunity to gain experience and qualifications while they work. Training is available for levels 2-5. On average 4 days are spent in the workplace and 1 day at College.
Telephone: 01792 284155
ISA Training – Work based training provider offering schemes such as, Jobs Growth Wales, Communities First and Young Recruits Programme.
Jobs Growth Wales is fully funded for 26 weeks at the National Minimum Wage and is an open recruitment selection, this programme encourages employers to employ 16-24 year olds who are currently unemployed or working less than 16 hours per week.
Communities First is fully funded for 26 weeks at the National Minimum Wage and is a closed recruitment selection, this programme encourages employers to employ 16-24 year olds who are currently unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week, these candidates will have to live within a Communities First area.
Young Recruits Programme is funding available for apprenticeships, this programme is available for the candidates who complete either Jobs Growth Wales or Communities First and wish to progress onto an apprenticeship.
Telephone: 01656 869986
Life Long Learning offer a range of non-vocational programmes throughout the Swansea area, complementing the array of courses planned by our partners in the further education, higher education and voluntary sectors. Providing accessible learning opportunities in community-based settings for adult learners (16+) and work to improve and enhance their employment skills and prospects.
Telephone: 01792 470171
Brochure: Programme 2017
People Plus – Have you left school and are unsure of what to do next?? PeoplePlus offer Traineeships in Swansea & Port Talbot for 16-18 year olds looking to combine education and work experience to prepare them for working life. They are a great way to develop skills and experience that employers are looking for whilst getting paid up to £50 per week!! See your confidence grow as you gain new skills such as teamwork, communication and work-related skills.
We offer Traineeships in a wide range of areas such as Business Admin, Childcare, Construction, Motor Vehicle, Retail, Beauty and Hospitality & Catering. Traineeships are great for school leavers who haven’t decided what to do next. You will also obtain qualifications including Maths and English.
If you are interesting in the above, give us a call on 01792 488800.
Prince’s Trust is a youth charity the works with young people aged 16 – 30 and are classed as NEET. They offer courses aimed at different levels of work readiness from building someone’s confidence and first engagement (Get Started), to employability courses in different sectors with employers (Get into) or even with setting up a new enterprise (Explore Enterprise). They also have Development Awards which enable young people to access training or equipment to achieve a positive outcome (this funding is limited to certain fields i.e. STEM etc).
Telephone: 0800 842842 / 02036 756591
PRIME Cymru is the Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise in Wales and is dedicated to providing practical support to people aged 50 and over who want to become and remain economically active. They aim to provide you with the competencies, confidence and courage to go on to set up your own business or get that much needed job.
Telephone: 0800 5874085
Remploy is the UK’s leading provider of disability employment services. Remploy is a suite of on-line employment services for people with a disability or health condition. Use their tools and receive live advice and guidance on getting and staying in a job.
Telephone: 0300 456 8032
Swansea Carers Centre is a specialist voluntary organisation providing support to carers and former carers across the City & County of Swansea. Supporting people who care for those with an illness or disability including learning disability, mental health problems, physical disability, dementia and other long term limiting illnesses.
Swansea Carers Centre aims to give much needed support and information to carers across Swansea by providing welfare benefit advice, access to grants and special funds, a counselling service, advocacy services, respite care, volunteering opportunities, carers’ mutual support groups, training, consultation opportunities and social events.
The Wallich – A new and exciting Swansea based project that supports people who have experienced homelessness on the journey back into employment. The project is run in partnership with the DWP and aims to offer practical solutions addressing the barriers that people commonly face whilst looking for employment. Open to anyone over 18 years old and in receipt of JSA or ESA and are pre or post work programme customers.
We offer help with Work placements, Volunteer placements, Pre-Employment sessions, interview skills, CV’s job application support plus lots more……
Telephone: 01792 630955
Working Links strive to get people into employment but their overall role is much broader. Working across social spectrums, dealing with diverse needs and expectations, they offer valued and integrated services that truly meet the needs of their individual customers. Whether they are getting someone off benefits and into long-term employment, delivering Apprenticeships, or simply giving people the confidence to start their journey
Telephone: 01792 478860