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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.

If you’re looking for a job in Wales, there is plenty of support out there to help you:

Follow your local Jobcentre on Twitter

Search the Find a Job website for the latest vacancies

Look into local organisations that support people look for jobs

Follow your local Jobcentre on Twitter

Keep up to date with jobs, events, career advice and opportunities in your local area. Your local Jobcentre Twitter account is a great place to speak to employers.  Dedicated ‘job hours’ run regularly and are a great place to hear from employers recruiting in your area.

If you don’t already have a Twitter account, it’s free and easy to register on twitter

Sign up to North East & Mid Wales @JCPinNEMidWales twitter account

Sign up to North West Wales @JCPinNWWales twitter account

Sign up to South East Wales @JCPinSEWales twitter account

Sign up to West Wales @JCPinWestWales twitter account

Sign up to Swansea Bay @JCPinSwanseaBay twitter account

Welsh speakers sign up to @JCPyngNghymru twitter account

South East Wales Jobcentres and local employers help people get a job

11 employers in South East Wales recently joined a successful online jobsfair that attracted almost 2,000 views of people looking for work.

One satisfied customer said the “Online jobsfair was good, a lot better than a normal jobsfair.”

Search the Find a Job website for the latest vacancies

Whether you’re considering a job change, currently unemployed or facing redundancy, the free Find a job website  service offers a simple way for jobseekers to look for work online.

Look for jobs across Wales and the UK by using the location filter to find jobs in the area you are interested in.

Find a Job in Wales website

Additional help and information about Find a job is also available, including video guides to help you with registering, searching and creating alerts.

Look into local organisations that support people look for jobs

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.

Support for people across the UK

The Skills To Succeed Academy website  has free courses to help you build the skills and confidence you need to help make the right career choices and succeed in finding a job

DWP has partnered with The Open University to offer free training courses and tools to help you find a job, advance your career or grow your business. Go to the Open University website  for more information.

This page helps you find some of the recruitment exercises that DWP are aware of. We’re not recommending a particular employer, just letting you know about some of the jobs available. It’s always a good idea to check out an employer first, and always be careful about sharing your information – find out more at the Safer Jobs website

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