Project Overview

At its heart, the project aims to build upon the core skills, knowledge and resilience required to support participants in gaining and most importantly, maintaining employment. This is achieved by focusing on a range of key employability areas identified by employers during a recruitment process, including:

  • Applying for jobs
  • CV writing
  • CV development
  • Preparing for the recruitment process
  • Online branding for career success
  • Developing resilience for work
  • Job search

In today's competitive employment market, the project also introduces the benefits of self-employment as an alternative to paid employment.

In addition, participants are supported to develop their knowledge, understanding and importance of health and safety in the workplace with an opportunity to gain an accredited qualification.

 Delivery Model

The project delivery model has been designed to maximise the benefits and to reduce barriers for participants. Delivery is based upon the following:

  • Participants attend 2 group workshops per week over a 12-week period
  • Delivered from a central Bridgend Town Centre location with good access to public transport links
  • Delivered by an experienced employability tutor
  • Free lunch, tea/coffee is provided on each day of attendance

Participants will work towards achieving two accredited qualifications at the conclusion of the 12 week period (attendance-dependant):

  1. HABC Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
  2. Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Work Skills

Participants will be supported to learn and develop skills at a pace and level that suits their needs. Considerations will be made for those who have existing barriers to attendance such as childcare responsibilities, medical or referral agency appointments, ensuring the project is open and inclusive to all.

Eligibility

In order to join this initiative, participants must be aged 25+, economically inactive or long-term unemployed and must reside in Bridgend County Borough. Further eligibility checks may be required so if you or someone you know is interested in attending, please contact us to confirm eligibility.

WCVA Active Inclusion

The Bridgend Employment Path is funded through the WCVA Active Inclusion fund. The Active Inclusion Fund is supported by European funding and aims to reduce economic inactivity in Wales and improve the employability of disadvantaged people furthest from the labour market.