What is Jobs Growth Wales+?
Jobs Growth Wales+ (JGW+) is a fantastic training and development programme for 16–19 year olds, who need the skills, qualifications, and experience to progress onto an Apprenticeship, set up your own business or land your dream job.
You will receive employability training and all the support you need to fast forward to the next stage of your life – all while being paid!
As part of our Jobs Growth Wales+ programme, we are proud to offer the Young Person’s Guarantee. A commitment that everyone under the age of 25 would have the offer of support to gain a place in education or training, find a job or become self-employed. Find out more here.
But what does that really mean?
JGW+ means something different to everyone. Whether you’re unsure what to do next or have a clear focus, it’s a unique programme tailored to you.
Support available through JGW+
JGW+ has three strands of support. Our Learning Coaches will decide which level is right for you and then develop an individual learning plan sececifically for you and your needs.
The Engagement strand is an ideal starting point if you are not sure what you want to do or need some support understanding what your options are.
If you already have a rough idea of what you want to do, or you have an interest in a particular career, then the Advancement strand is for you.
If you think you’re ready for full-time employment and want to get into work ASAP, then the Employment strand is for you. We will help you secure work placements where you can gain hands-on experience while you continue to gain the necessary training and learning.
What are the benefits of JGW+?
Once you’re signed up to our JGW+ programme, you will:
- Earn a training allowance of up to £60 per week
- Receive a meal allowance of up to £19.50 a week
- Support with travel costs
- Receive flexible, tailored and specialist support
- Gain Level 1, route-specific qualifications
- Take part in industry-focused work tasters, placements and enrichment days
- Receive support in finding a quality job, with a local employer
- You can join our JGW+ programme anytime throughout the year
- You must be between 16-19 yrs old, living in Wales, and currently not in full-time education, employment or training
How do I become a JGW+ learner?
If you’re ready to apply or want to find out more about our JGW+ programme, get in touch with our team today.