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Jobs Growth Wales Plus Advancement

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Need extra qualifications or support to take your next step?

If you have a particular job or career path in mind, this strand of Jobs Growth Wales+ will help you turn this into a reality.

You can gain new skills in your chosen subject, and qualifications to help you progress to a higher level.

You’ll also gain work experience with local employers. You might even get a real job interview at the end of your work experience – and the support you receive through Jobs Growth Wales+ will help you to make a good impression.

What happens on the Advancement strand of Jobs Growth Wales+?

You will agree your Individual Learning Plan with your Jobs Growth Wales+ provider who will use this to organise training and development activities specific to you.

Activities could include all or a combination of the following:

  • Centre-based learning opportunities with your Jobs Growth Wales+ provider
  • Work trials or placements with a local employer
  • Community projects
  • Voluntary work

Your training and work experience opportunities will reflect what you’re interested in, and you’ll have the chance to experience a variety of activities that reflect actual job roles.

Your Jobs Growth Wales+ provider will support you to ensure that you receive all the help you need.

How much will you get paid?

On this strand of Jobs Growth Wales+ you can receive a training allowance of up to £60 per week.

You must attend for a minimum of 16 hours per week. However, the full £60 training allowance will only be paid if you attend for 30 hours or more in any 7-day period. The amount of training allowance you receive will depend on the number of hours you participate.

Whilst you’re on the Jobs Growth Wales+ programme you’ll also build up annual leave each month without it affecting your training allowance.

Additional support

For those who need it, additional financial and personal support is available to help you complete your Jobs Growth Wales+ programme. Eligibility criteria will apply, and our Working Wales advisers will discuss your circumstances when they assess your needs.

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Contact us to apply for Jobs Growth Wales+

We will talk with you about your goals and if Jobs Growth Wales+ is right for you, we’ll refer you on to the programme.

Get in touch by phone, email, or webchat:

0800 028 4844


You can also request a call back at a time that suits you.


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Ethan enjoys the hands-on experience Jobs Growth Wales+ offers.

More information

Jobs Growth Wales Plus

Jobs Growth Wales+ is a training and development programme for 16-19 year olds that gives you the skills, qualifications and experience you need to get a job or further training.