Are you currently out of work?

We have a range of programmes that will help you to prepare for the future. Whether you know what that is, or if you need help deciding, we can provide you with the necessary skills to go out there and succeed.

Work Ready

Our Work Ready programme is currently funded by Welsh Government. If you are over 18, you are in the first 15 weeks of unemployment and you receive benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions, then Work Ready is a great opportunity to get you back into work.

We can provide you with the skills you need to help you get that job!
Our Work Ready programme will help to increase your confidence and motivation as you look for work whilst you gain new skills and qualifications,

We offer learning through…

  • A flexible programme, tailored to suit you
  • One-to-one guidance and support.

Work Ready is a part-time course that runs for a maximum of 24 weeks. It supports you with Essential Skills (numeracy, literacy and Digital Literacy), confidence building and employability skills. You can try out different work placements and can choose to get involved in community projects and voluntary work whilst achieving new qualifications and receiving the very best training.

Your benefits will not be affected and, if you are eligible, you could receive money to help pay towards travel and childcare.

Want to know more?
Please contact us on 01978 367100 or email
Alternatively, contact your local Jobcentre Plus and speak to one of their advisors who will assess your needs and help you get started.

VVP - Skills and Employability

Creating training opportunities for people who are long term unemployed

The Vibrant and Viable Places Programme is providing training to support people into jobs and employment opportunities by working in partnership with Welsh Government.

What the course involves

Foundation Course

  • 2 days a week for 4 weeks training in Wrexham itec (Whitegate Industrial Estate)
  • Increasing confidence and motivation
  • Encouraging Team Member skills
  • Support with Interviews

Foundation Plus

  • On completion of the Foundation Course learners can gain qualifications
  • These include:
    – Paediatric First Aid
    – Food Safety
    – CSCS Cards
    – Manual Handling
    – Emergency First Aid
    – Childcare
    – Support Work in Schools
    – More courses coming soon

What next?
We work with employers to seek work placements/ job opportunities and community organisations to support you through any other personal barriers to work which you may face.

Who’s it for?
Individuals who are:

  • 25+ years old
  • Unemployed or not in education/training
  • Live within the Vibrant and Viable Places target area (Caia Park and Hightown).

If you think you could eligible to attend the Foundation Course or would like more information on the training available, please contact James Sankey on 01978 292497.


What can ReAct do to help you return to work after redundancy?

It provides a package of support that helps people gain new skills, overcome obstacles and improve their chances of returning to work in the shortest time possible following redundancy. It is funded by the Welsh Government and partner organisations such as Careers Wales and Jobcentre Plus and is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF).

This support is available if you:

  • Have become unemployed in the last three months as a result of redundancy.
  • Are under a current notice of redundancy with a leave date within the next three months.
  • Are resident in Wales at the date of issue of notice of redundancy
  • Are currently not undertaking any training which is funded directly or indirectly by public funds.

The ReAct programme provides a contribution towards costs of training courses which can provide you with new skills identified by Careers Wales deemed necessary to improve your chances of securing new employment. This contribution can be payable towards prior agreed training of up to 100% of training costs, to a maximum of £1,500.

We offer a whole range of training supported by the ReAct programme including:

  • Education and Training (formerly PTLLS)
  • ILM, Coaching, Team Leading and Management
  • Stewarding at Spectator Events
  • ECDL, Computers, ICT and Digital Literacy
  • CITB CSCS Green Card
  • Essential Skills
  • Childcare
  • First Aid, Food Safety and Health & Safety in a Construction Environment

There is an application and claims process for the programme, you must apply for a grant from Careers Wales and obtain approval before you start training and incur any costs. Failure to attend a ReAct-funded training course will automatically disqualify you from receiving further support from the programme.

For more information on the ReAct programme, please contact us on 01978 367100 or email Alternatively contact your local Careers Wales office and speak to one of their advisors who will assess your needs and help you get started.

Contact us today on 01978 367100