Into Work Service

If you are looking to take on people for your business in Cardiff, or up-skill your existing workforce, then the Into Work Advice Service can save valuable time and money spent on recruitment and HR.

The business benefits

The Into Work Advice Service provides businesses with a complete recruitment and pre-employment package. Attracting a good quality, motivated staff is crucial to the long-term success of any business. Yet the process can be time consuming, expensive and often frustrating - especially if you struggle to find people with the skills that you need. That's why so many local organisations call in the Into Work service team.

As well as offering specialist recruitment and HR advice and support, the service will also identify suitable employment-ready candidates, set up interviews, and deliver bespoke training programmes.

What support will you get?

You will have access to all the registered local jobseekers. By selecting the most suitable candidates for interview - those who have demonstrated that they have skills that make them a good fit for your business - which can effectively save your company time and money. Sifting CVs is just the start of the support. The service will act as the facilitator throughout the process, from start to finish.

You can expect:

  • mentoring of applicants to make sure they arrive to the interview well prepared
  • help with job applications and CVs
  • hold mock interviews for candidates
  • provide employers with interview facilities and assessment centre venues
  • advise and support employers in the selection process

In addition, the Into Work Service has a team of training experts who can deliver entry-level qualifications for a whole host of business sectors.

They can not only implement tailor-made training programmes designed to bring your new recruits up to speed, but also train existing staff and raise skill levels throughout your workforce.

Your commitment

Whilst the service endeavours to help as much as possible, there is still a lot that remains the responsibility of the employer. You will need to work with us along the way, devoting enough resources to ensure the whole recruitment process is successful. You will also be expected to guarantee (within reason) interviews to those who we consider suitable for the vacancy.

Is your business eligible?

All businesses actively recruiting in Cardiff are eligible for employee recruitment support.

However, any support regarding the cost of training for members of staff is at the discretion of the Into Work Service team, and depends on the individual circumstances of each business.


Call the Business Wales Helpline on 03000 6 03000 or contact us.

Rydym yn croesawu galwadau yn Gymraeg / We welcome calls in Welsh.


Programme Checklist
Delivery Area Cardiff
Status  Live
Supported by the European Social Fund? No
Programme Lead

Cardiff Council