Community Regeneration Employment Support

Our Employment Support Team provide one-to-one mentoring and employment support in the community, helping people to train and upskill, empowering them to build the confidence and experience that they need to apply for the jobs they want.

Don’t worry about eligibility criteria, our Triage Workers will work this out for you and one of our team members or partners will always be able to assist. 

The team comprises of Communities for Work, Communities for Work Plus and the Legacy Fund. Our projects are voluntary and help people furthest away from the labour market into employment, focusing on our most deprived communities, to provide one-to-one support, guidance and training. Communities for Work is an European Social Funded program, which is co-sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions. Communities for Work Plus is funded by the Welsh Government.

How we can help

Support is offered one-to-one, in a local venue in your community (such as your local library). The support provided is tailor made to suit your individual needs and help you accomplish both your short and long term employment goals. We support people to upskill and gain more experience in their chosen field, with the aim of supporting people into their desired work roles.

Employment support

  • Essential skills
  • Training and education
  • CV writing, creating Universal Job Match Accounts, applying for work
  • Interview tips and techniques
  • Volunteering opportunities and work placements
  • Finding paid employment

Additional support

  • Better off calculations
  • Mental health support (such as anxiety, stress and depression)
  • Help with confidence and motivation
  • Work limiting health conditions 
  • Help with computers
  • Wellbeing support

Who we have helped

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Steffan’s Story

‘Engaging with my mentor and Communities for Work has been a massive support for me and has been really helpful.  Prior to this I felt a bit lost and lacked direction and focus.  My mentor has been a positive influence, and has put me back on the right path. 
Previously, I was just looking for any old job, but now I have been supported with skills and experiences to enter employment in a field I am interested in that could lead to a career in play work. Communities for Work have certainly brought out the best in me.’ 

 
Kyle

Kyle’s Story

‘I am really looking forward to completing my City & Guilds qualifications and starting my apprenticeship.  I am really grateful for the opportunities Communities for Work have given me and without their support I would have been lost.  Before engaging with the project, my CV was a mess and although I knew I wanted to go into construction, I was not sure how to go about it.'

Getting in touch

If you would like to find out more, you can speak to one of our Triage Workers about support for yourself or someone you are supporting on 01443 864227. 

If you would like to refer yourself or someone you are supporting into the project please complete our referral form and post to:

Communties for Work
Business Technology Centre
Ystrad Mynach
CF82 7FN

Employment Support Referral Form (MS Word)

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