Bridges into Work 2

Bridges into Work 2 is a project for people who are seeking sustainable employment in Torfaen and South East Wales. The scheme has been supported by the European Social Fund for a number of years and is currently funded until the year 2020.

Bridges into Work 2’s primary focus is to help individuals into employment, inspire self-confidence, nurture self-reliance, develop new skills and acquire vocational qualifications with the ultimate goal of achieving sustainable paid job.

Where Bridges into Work 2 operates

  • Torfaen County Borough Council
  • Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Blaenau Gwent Aneurin Leisure Trust
  • Bridgend County Borough Council
  • Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Who is it for?

Bridges into Work 2’s employment support is available to Torfaen residents who are economically inactive, long-term unemployed and aged over 25 who live in non-Communities First areas.

What can it offer you?

Bridges into Work 2 provides opportunities for improving an individual’s employment prospects by providing support in the following areas:

  • One to one support to help find work
  • A dedicated Employment Support Worker who will help you at every stage of your journey
  • Industry recognised training, accredited qualifications and local opportunities
  • Supported job searching, CV writing, cover letter drafting and personal presentation skills in preparation for interviews
  • Free vocational courses such as: - Food Hygiene in Catering, POVA, First Aid (CPR), CSCS, COSHH and Dementia Awareness to name but a few
  • Soft skill courses such as STEPS for confidence, interview skills to give you practice and Mindfulness to help you develop techniques to overcome your hurdles
  • Additional support ranges from walking groups, exercise classes and coffee mornings
  • Financial support with childcare*
  • Financial support with transport*

*Eligibility assessed and is not guaranteed.

What makes Bridges into Work 2 so important?

The current job market in the UK is a competitive one, this makes finding sustainable employment much tougher for those who have been out of work for a lengthy period time. Skills may need to be updated, confidence may need building and sometimes having additional support on-hand makes a real difference to an individual’s prospects.

Bridges into Work 2 know how hard it is to find the right job but they also know it can be done.

For more information call 01633 647743 or alternatively email employability@torfaen.gov.uk

 

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Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Bridges into Work 2

Tel: 01633 647743

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