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Finding a job in Wales

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Wales has its own unique and diverse labour market with a population of around 3.1 million people. Wales offers a wide range of job opportunities, for example in its large cities the Finance, Education and Retail sectors are prominent. While along the 1,680 miles of beautiful Welsh coastline Tourism, Hospitality and more recently and, increasingly as we deliver net zero by 2050, Green Technology are key sectors.

Local organisations supporting people to find a job

In Wales there are many organisations offering online support to help if you are new to the job market, considering a change of career, need help with writing a CV or with interview preparation. If you are out of work and claiming benefits, you can also contact your local jobcentre work coach for help and advice.

For more information about jobs in social care visit Social Care Wales website

Careers Wales website can help you with career choices and re training opportunities

For more information about support for people in Wales on Furlough go to the Working Wales website.

Improving career prospects in Wales – if you are over 19 and living in Wales, in employment earning under £26,000 a year, been furloughed or your job at risk? Find out how a Personal Learning Account on the Working Wales website can give you access to part-time study on specific courses.

Volunteering in Wales – If you are thinking of trying something new and gain new skills find out how volunteering can help. Find opportunities on the WcVA website

Are you a parent looking for work? You could get support for childcare whilst training and gaining skills to get a job. Find out more on the Gov.Wales website about the Parents Childcare and Employment (PaCE) project.

Training and Events

North East & Mid Wales

Spotlight Hour – Wrexham

Every Monday
2-3pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinNEMidWales and search for #SpotlightWrexham

Spotlight Hour – Denbighshire

Every Tuesday
2-3pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinNEMidWales and search for #SpotlightDenbighshire

Spotlight Hour – Flintshire

Every Wednesday
2-3pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinNEMidWales and search for #SpotlightFlintshire

Spotlight Hour – Powys

Every Thursday
2-3pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinNEMidWales and search for #SpotlightPowys

Review Hour

Every Friday
11am

Join us for a round up of all the jobs posted during the week. To join in follow @JCPinNWWales and search for #NWWalesReview.

North West Wales

Rural Wales Youth Survey

Young people aged 14 to 25 years and living in rural Wales, are being encouraged to complete a survey being undertaken by Aberystwyth University and the Welsh Local Government Association. It is part of a larger Europe-wide project called ROBUST.

The survey is entirely anonymous – no record is kept of your identity and the researchers will not know who you are.

Find out more and complete the survey here (external link)

Youth Employment Links Conwy

Are you aged under 25 years?

Visit the new YelConwy virtual youth hub – your one-stop site to support you when navigating your way around some of life’s big issues!

With one click it will take you to websites where you can find out all you need to about looking for work, training, and other support such as mental health. You can find out more about Kickstart, apprenticeships, volunteering and much more!

Visit YelConwy virtual youth hub here (external link)

Spotlight Hour – Anglesey

Every Monday
2-3pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinNWWales and search for #SpotlightAnglesey

Spotlight Hour – Gwynedd

Every Tuesday
2-3pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinNWWales and search for #SpotlightGwynedd

Spotlight Hour – Conwy

Every Wednesday
2-3pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinNWWales and search for #SpotlightConwy

Review Hour

Every Friday
11am

Join us for a round up of all the jobs posted during the week. To join in follow @JCPinNWWales and search for #TheNWWalesReview.

West Wales

Spotlight Hour – Pembrokeshire

Every Tuesday
11am-12pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinWestWales and search for #SpotlightPembs

Spotlight Hour – Carmarthenshire

Every Wednesday
11am-12pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinWestWalesand search for #SpotlightCarms

Spotlight Hour – Ceredigion

Every Thursday
11am-12pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinWestWales and search for #SpotlightCeredigion

Review Hour

Every Friday
11am

Join us for a round up of all the jobs posted during the week. To join in follow @JCPinWestWales and search for #TheWestWalesReview

Swansea Bay

Spotlight Hour – Swansea

Every Tuesday
11am-12pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinSwanseaBay and search for #SpotlightSwansea

Spotlight Hour – Neath & Port Talbot

Every Wednesday
11am-12pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinSwanseaBayand search for #SpotlightNeathPT

Spotlight Hour – Bridgend

Every Thursday
11am-12pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinSwanseaBay and search for #SpotlightBridgend

Review Hour

Every Friday
11am

Join us for a round up of all the jobs posted during the week. To join in follow @JCPinSwanseaBay and search for #SBayReview

South East Wales

Spotlight Hour – RCT

Every Monday
11am-12pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinSEWales and search for #SpotlightRCT

Spotlight Hour – Merthyr

Every Monday
2-3pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinSEWales and search for #SpotlightMerthyr

Spotlight Hour – Caerphilly

Every Tuesday
11am-12pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinSEWales and search for #SpotlightCaerphilly

Spotlight Hour – Blaenau Gwent

Every Tuesday
2-3pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinSEWales and search for #SpotlightBG

Spotlight Hour – Torfaen

Every Wednesday
11am-12pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinSEWales and search for #SpotlightTorfaen

Spotlight Hour – Monmouthshire

Every Wednesday
2-3pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinSEWales and search for #SpotlightMonmouthshire

Spotlight Hour – Newport

Every Thursday
11am-12pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinSEWales and search for #SpotlightNewport

Spotlight Hour – Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

Every Thursday
2-3pm

During this hour we will share and promote the vacancies and support available in your Local Authority area. To join in, follow @JCPinSEWales and search for #SpotlightCardiffVOG

Review Hour

Every Friday
11am

Join us for a round up of all the jobs posted during the week. To join in follow @JCPinSEWales and search for #TheSEWalesRevie

National Events

Back in the Game with The Welsh Rugby Union

Are you connected with Welsh rugby or a fan? Have you recently been made unemployed? School of Hard Knocks and the Welsh Rugby Union want to help. Sign up to a free, intensive, online course. A week of physical activity and well-being sessions plus expert 1-2-1 employability advice.

Find out more and apply here (external link)

Follow your local Jobcentre on Twitter

Keep up to date with jobs, events, career advice and opportunities in your local area. ‘Job hours’ run regularly and are a great place to hear from employers recruiting in your area.

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