Jobs Growth Wales+

Develop your skills, gain valuable experience, and earn up to £55 a week!

Job Growth Wales+ is a learning programme that gives you the skills and experience needed to secure employment or to progress into an Apprenticeship or further learning in the future. Whilst on programme you’ll receive comprehensive support to develop your skills, increase your knowledge and maintain your health and wellbeing.

Jobs Growth Wales+ have three different strands to make sure that you get the support you need to progress:

Engagement

On this strand we will identify and address any learning barrier(s) that may prevent you from participating in further learning or moving into employment. Along with centre-based learning, you will be provided with a work taster with a local employer, this aims to confirm your occupational focus. You will be provided with the breadth and flexibility of skills you need to progress at the earliest opportunity, along with 1-2-1 support. Your support will be personalised to you and tailored to your needs and will be to match whatever work sector you are interested in. Attendance is aimed at 21-28 hours per week. You can earn up to £40 per week on this strand.

Advancement

This strand is for you if you have a specific job or career route in mind, this is where Jobs Growth Wales+ can help you make this a reality. We will work with you on your individual learning plan with specific activities to strengthen your skills, allow you to learn about a subject, and gain experience with local employers. You’ll get paid a weekly training allowance while you learn and work towards a recognised qualification.

Attendance is aimed at 16-40 hours per week and you can earn up to £55 per week on this strand.

Employment

If you know what job you want, you’re looking, and ready to start working, Jobs Growth Wales+ can help you get a job within 10 weeks. We will find you job opportunities with local employers, you will be able to have a work trial and you’ll become part of a company and receive a wage. This strand provides a wage subsidy for a paid and sustainable job opportunity.

Attendance is aimed at 16-40 hours per week.

You can earn up to £55 per week until you are employed then guaranteed to receive national minimum wage.

Eligibility

Job Growth Wales+ is for those aged 16-18 who are not in full-time education, employment, or training.

We deliver Job Growth Wales+ in Cardiff, Newport, Torfaen, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, The Vale of Glamorgan, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend and Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot.

The programme is open to join all year round, so if you’re interested in hearing more or would like to start your enrolment, please send us a message in the box below.

JGW+ Brochure
Download our JGW+ Brochure for more information on our new programme for 16-18 year olds.
Ffion
Traineeship Engagement Learner
"The feedback I've received from my lead worker has helped me break down exactly what I need to do next to progress on to level one. I'm currently on placement in a hair salon, and I am working with my tutor to complete my AON. I know once I complete that I can progress onto level one and start my hairdressing qualification. With Itec's encouragement and guidance I know I can do it"
Corey
Traineeship Level 1 Learner
"I lost my first placement due to not putting the effort in. I then worked with my lead worker to figure out what went wrong and what could I have done differently. I've worked on my attendance and put a lot of effort into my work. I'm now on my second placement in a garage, and currently working towards a Mechanics qualification. I wouldn't be in this position without my lead worker and Itec"
Anna
Traineeship Engagement Learner
"During lockdown, Itec and my tutor have given me such good support to help with the stress caused by my home situation and my mental health. They have been amazing in helping me cope during lockdown, I owe them a lot"

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