Help to find work
There are several schemes available to help people find work in Gwynedd.
The OPUS scheme which is funded by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government, aims to help people who are out of work to overcome the barriers that prevent them from finding work opportunities.
OPUS - How Opus can help you:
OPUS is a team that supports people who are out of work to find work, training and volunteering opportunities.
If all of these are true about you:
- unemployed for more than 12 months
- over 25
- not in training
- not in education
- living in Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbigh or Anglesey
Then OPUS can help you by:
- developing your confidence
- offering training opportunities to improve your skills
- looking for volunteering opportunities
- creating a CV
- developing interview skills
- looking for work
- travelling costs
- clothes (for interviews/ training/ job)
- basic IT lessons
- Welsh lessons
- confidence/ social modules
- specific training
The Communities for Work scheme has been established for young people in specific areas, to help them prepare for work opportunities.
Communities for Work - Am I eligible?
The program targets unemployed adults, long-term economically inactive adults, and people aged between 16-24 who are not in employment education or training, who live in:
- Peblig and Cadnant wards in Caernarfon
- Maesgeirchen, Bangor
- Talysarn Fron and Carmel
Communities for Work can offer you:
- advice to find training or work
- money advice, how to get grants and housing benefits
- help to find work
(Welsh Government website)