Bridges into Work 2

The operation will address economic inactivity across 5 Local Authority areas in South East Wales (West Wales and the Valleys). Through a collaborative approach, the operation aims to engage, support and prepare the economically inactive, including those who are long-term unemployed, in the most deprived areas outside of the Communities First cluster areas, to acquire the appropriate skills to become job ready and to gain sustainable employment. The changes sought through the delivery of the operation are:

  • Reducing unemployment amongst those at risk of poverty and discrimination
  • Reducing economic inactivity, worklessness and number of workless households
  • Increasing social inclusion through sustainable employment
  • Reducing barriers to sustaining employment and full time working

Bridges into Works 2 offers support tailored to the individual through the assigning of an Employment Support Worker to develop an action plan with the participant.  The support that is available includes confidence building, health and wellbeing activities including mindfulness and gentle exercise, free training and qualifications, CV writing, support to complete application forms and interview skills.  There is a team of Employer Liaison Workers who have links to local employers where they can arrange work experience placements so that participants can gain valuable transferable skills and up to date employer references with a chance of having a job interview and moving in to sustainable employment.

For more information, please contact Torfaen Employability Team on 01633 647743 or email

Bridges into Work 2 has been part-funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.  The project is currently funded until 2022.


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Last Modified: 23/03/2020
For more information contact:

Bridges into Work 2

Tel: 01633 647743

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