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Communities for Work

What is Communities for Work?

Communities for Work is a community based advisory service working to increase the employability of individuals who are not in employment, education or training and who face complex barriers to employment. 

Communities for work can provide support to help to build your confidence, gain some work experience, learn new skills or re-write your CV. Communities for work will help you as an individual and will meet with you in your local community.  

Communities for work is a Welsh Government programme which is supported by the European Social Fund. 

What are the benefits of Communities for Work? 

Communities for Work will provide you with intense mentoring and support, helping you to secure sustainable employment. 

How does it work?

You will have your own adviser or mentor who will meet you at a convenient place near you. They will find out what help you need when they meet with you, and will agree next steps with you. There is no obligation to join Communities for Work, it’s entirely up to you and you can decide whether Communities for Work is for you following your meeting with your adviser or mentor. If you decide to join Communities for Work your adviser or mentor will arrange to meet or contact you on a regular basis to ensure you are getting the help you need to start work.

I’m interested in Communities for Work. What do I need to do?

You need to see a Careers Wales adviser who will discuss your needs with you and refer you on to your local Communities for Work adviser.

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