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 ADTRAC scheme inspires the progression of young people aged16-24 in North Wales experiencing unemployment:
- One to one intensive support
- Personalised action plans to guide you on your journey.
- Support to develop confidence and overcome any barriers which prevent you from progressing.
- Wellbeing support including the opportunity to access provision for mild/moderate mental health needs from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
- Access to training which will enable you to reach your goals.
- Employability support which will include a range of opportunities for you to achieve your goals.
We will be able to support if you are:
- Aged 16-24 and not in education, training or employment.
- Living in North Wales (and not residing in a Communities First Area);
- Experiencing barriers which prevent you from progressing into either education, employment or 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)