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Jobs Growth Wales II

Project description

Jobs Growth Wales is aimed at unemployed young people aged 16-24, giving them valuable work experience for a 6 month period, paid at or above the National Minimum Wage between 25 and 40 hours per week.

Jobs Growth Wales not only provides a valuable career opportunity, it enables young people to gain the essential skills employers are looking for and helps companies to grow. Work with the employers and young people involved ensures individuals progress into employment, further learning or a suitable referral is made to provide additional support for them to further their career

The programme provides a 50% wage subsidy to the employer towards giving an unemployed young person aged 16-24 paid work experience for a 6 month period. This wage subsidy would be paid at or above the National Minimum Wage between 25 and 40 hours per week. The ambition for the programme is that the job opportunities will be sustained by the employer after the 6 months has completed.

The programme has successfully engaged with thousands of employers across Wales.

Geographical coverage

The project works in all areas throughout Wales

Essential eligibility criteria

Participants must:

  • Be aged between 16 and 24 years
  • Live in Wales
  • Be unemployed
  • Not completed the full 6 months of a previous Jobs Growth Wales vacancy
  • Not have been referred to/or are taking part in the Work Programme or Work Choice Programme
  • Not be in full time education (16 hours and over)
  • Not be on a Welsh Government work-based learning programme

Contact details

Name: Jobs Growth Wales Team
Email: JobsGrowthWales@wales.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 1230776
Website: Website
Facebook: Facebook
Twitter: Twitter