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Introduction

Whether you’re looking to help your employees learn new skills that will benefit your business or want to inject new talent into your team, there are many Welsh Government programmes available through Business Wales that can support your skills, training and recruitment needs.

You can explore all the available programmes below or if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, why not get in touch? Our Employer Engagement Advisors will discuss your requirements and recommend a programme that’s right for you and your business.

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Want to help your employees reach their full potential and turbo charge your business at the same time?

Young Person’s Guarantee

The Young Person’s Guarantee is the Welsh Government’s key commitment to provide everyone under the age of 25, living in Wales, with support to gain a place in education or training, and help to get into work or become self-employed.

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Jobs Growth Wales+

Future-proof your business and gain fresh perspectives by taking on a young person. With Jobs Growth Wales+ you can get financial support with the recruitment of young people into your business

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ReAct

Benefit from the ReAct programme by recruiting someone that has been recently made redundant, under notice of redundancy or has become unemployed within the last 12 months for whatever reason. 2ReAct can help you pay their wages and fund job-related training to sharpen skills. So, you get the right experience and person for the job – and reduce your staff costs.

During June ReAct will be replaced with ReAct+

From June onwards under ReAct+ eligibility will also include 18-24 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET)

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Apprenticeships

Transform your business by offering a route to find new, sector-skills talent. An apprentice will work alongside your experienced employees to gain on the job skills while they receive training from an approved college, training provider or university. Anyone, at any age, can be an apprentice.

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Personal Learning Account

Help your existing staff gain the qualifications and skills your business needs through a free, flexible college course.

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Flexible Skills Programme

This Programme is designed to provide funding support to Wales-based businesses that wish to upskill their workforce in the following areas: advanced digital, export, engineering and creative industry.

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Wales Union Learning Fund (WULF)

Work with a trade union to develop a three-year training plan, focussed on improving workplace development, learning and essential skills of your staff – with a particular emphasis on removing barriers for traditional non-learners.

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Disabled People's Employment

To find out how you can access a wide and varied pool of talent leading to increased productivity, creativity and profitability speak to our Disabled People’s Employment Champions. They can provide you with advice on simple solutions to help you recruit and retain talented and skilled disabled people.

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Healthy Working Wales

Healthy Working Wales helps employers, individuals and a range of health professionals to support working-age people in Wales to stay fit and healthy so they can remain in employment, or return to work following a period of ill health.

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Want to inject new talent into your business?

Access to Work

We all have the right to work. Get a grant to help towards the additional costs associated with barriers faced by a disabled person in work and practical advice for businesses wishing to employ people with disabilities.

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Community Employability Programmes

If you’re an employer looking to recruit or expand your workforce with appropriately skilled, trained and motivated staff then the Welsh Government’s Community Employability Programmes could be just what you need. 

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GO Wales – Achieve through Work Experience

Providing work experience opportunities to young students could be the ideal way to inject young, hungry staff into your business.

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In-Work Support Service

The In-Work Support Service provides rapid access to tailored occupational therapy, physiotherapy and psychological therapy services, designed to help employed or self-employed people return to work or manage a health condition in work.

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Out of work Service

The Out of Work Service provides peer mentoring and employability support to people who are in recovery from substance misuse and/or mental ill-health.  Employers can benefit from three months of advice and support from peer mentors if they employ someone referred by the service.

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Job Bulletin

Share the details of your live vacancy with Working Wales, they can list your vacancy on their job bulletin.

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