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Young Person’s Guarantee

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Did you know that your dog dreams about you when he’s asleep? Or that seahorses get married? If that made you smile then we’ve got even better news! Feed your positivity with the Welsh Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee.

The Young Person’s Guarantee provides under 25’s in Wales with the offer of support to gain a place in education or training, find a job or become self-employed.

Whether you need advice on getting onto the right college course, finding an apprenticeship, support with writing a CV or starting your own business, the Guarantee can provide the helping hand you need to start or change your story.

Get in touch or click on the links below to find out more.

Jobs Growth Wales+

Aged 16-18? Get training, work experience and paid job opportunities to help you make your own future on your own terms.

Find an Apprenticeship

Gain qualifications while you work and get paid. Find out more about apprenticeships and search vacancies.

Start a business - Big Ideas Wales

If you are thinking of starting your own business and you're aged 25 or under, then get the help you need through big Ideas Wales.

When things don’t go to plan, you have to dust yourself down, and keep going. It’s all about persevering and thinking about how you can improve, and how you can get back to where you want to be.”

Dan Huxtable – Owner and Chief Designer at Fightwear Store
Get a job

Find out where to look for jobs, get help with CVs, applications, interviews and more...

College and 6th form

Having confidence in your course will motivate you to complete your studies and do well. Get help with your options and more.

Enter Higher Education

Going to university? Find out about financial support, the clearing process and more…

I love learning new skills and it was freeing to know I could throw myself into something where I didn’t necessarily have all the qualifications already in place.”

Phoebe Christie – Pastry Chef at Coffi Co.
ReAct funding

Funding support for retraining if you have been made redundant or unemployed in the past 12 months, or you are under notice of redundancy.

Parents, Childcare and Employment (PaCE)

If childcare is the main reason you are struggling to get into work, support is available with PaCE.

Employment Support

Find out about support to help you into work if you are disabled or have a health condition.

My next goal is to buy my own house, and I’m saving up so I can get onto the property ladder. Having the security of a job where I know there is room to progress means I’m getting closer to that goal every day.”

Kirtis Letman – Floor Supervisor at Coffi Co.
Need help?

It may have been even more difficult to explore your options in the last year. We can help you start your story. 

Prepare for a job

Job websites

Use our list of popular job websites to help your job search.

How to write a CV

Make your CV the best it can be. Find out what to include in your CV, view example CVs, and download our Guide to CV writing.

Interview advice

Get help to prepare and practise interview questions, and find out what to expect in an interview.

Covering letters and emails

Find out what to write in a covering letter or email.

Job bulletin

You can still find job vacancies during these difficult times. Use our job bulletin to access hundreds of live vacancies across Wales.

Support finder

Search for programmes that can help you improve your skills and opportunities