Lift aims to transform the lives of people living in workless households by giving them the chance to gain vital skills and get a job. But what about you as an employer? The advantages could be far reaching for your business too.

What it's about


By the end of 2017, Lift aims to provide 5,000 training and employment opportunities for local people living in jobless households in Wales. The programme has already provided over 3,500 opportunities since it began in 2014, including supporting more than 700 people into employment.

How it works

In each Lift area, employment brokers work within the local community to identify people who could benefit from the programme. 

The Broker’s first job is to establish what has been stopping the individual from finding work. Whatever the cause, the broker will work closely with the person to overcome those barriers so that he or she can begin training or gain experience in the workplace. 

To make Lift as beneficial as possible for both the individual and the employer, we are asking businesses like yours to offer work placements for a minimum of 16 hours per week, for at least 2 weeks, or actual employment.

Who is eligible?

Businesses located within 1 of these 9 areas, based on the 12 Communities First Clusters, across Wales: 

  • Afan Valley (NPT)
  • Anglesey
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Flintshire
  • Swansea North West
  • Taf West (RCT)

What’s in it for you

  • get dedicated, trained workers with access to a personal mentor to guide them through the programme
  • get ahead of the competition in the search for new talent
  • create a rich and diverse workforce
  • lower training and recruitment cost
  • reduced staff turnover

It's TIME to give your business a Lift

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