Our Partners

Our partner organisations

We work with a number of organisations to provide you with the best service possible.

If we cannot help you some of our partners can provide specialist advice subject to eligibility. Details of these and their contact information can be found below.

Employment Mentoring and Support

Communities for Work

Communities for Work is a voluntary service to help people who live in a Communities First (CF) area​​​​​​​​ and who need extra help and support to find work. Experienced Employment Advisers and Youth/Adult Mentors specialise in helping individuals with their specific needs.

029 2087 1071
CFW@cardiff.gov.uk

Inspire 2 Achieve Logo

Professionally qualified Youth workers provide support to inspire, guide and mentor young people to achieve their goals to access education, training and employment opportunities.

029 2087 2709
EIPReferral@cardiff.gov.uk

Journey 2 Work Logo

A voluntary service to help people who live in a Non-Communities First (CF) area​​​​​​​​ and who need extra help and support to find work. Adult Mentors specialise in helping individuals with their specific needs.

029 2087 1071
Journey2work@cardiff.gov.uk

A voluntary service to help people who live in a Non-Communities First (CF) area​​​​​​​​ and who need extra help and support to find work. Youth Mentors specialise in helping individuals with their specific needs.

029 2087 1071
EIPReferral@cardiff.gov.uk

Into Work Logo

Supporting people currently in paid employment who are looking to gain further qualifications. The service is accessible to any individual living in Cardiff who holds a level 2 qualification or lower. Mentors specialise in helping individuals with their requirements.

029 2087 1071
intoworkadviceservice@cardiff.gov.uk

Into Work Logo

Bright Futures Project offers 1:1 intensive, bespoke employment support to care experienced young people aged 16-24 years old. Within the project Youth Employment Mentors will provide financial assistance, extensive training opportunities and social activities to ensure their transition into employment is sustainable.

029 2087 1071
intoworkadviceservice@cardiff.gov.uk

Into Work Logo

Bright Start Scheme is to offer care experienced young people a chance to complete six month work placements within an industry they are interested in as a career. Young people will receive a training allowance and support worker during the work placements.

This is offered through the Bright Futures Project; so all young people wanting to do a work placement on this scheme will be on the Bright Futures Project. This will ensure pre-placement support gets them ready for the work placement and the young people have support once the placement finishes.

029 2087 1071
intoworkadviceservice@cardiff.gov.uk

Into Work Logo

Working with local partners to support access to employment, education, housing and healthcare supporting refugees living in Cardiff with leave to remain.

029 2087 1071
intoworkadviceservice@cardiff.gov.uk

Cardiff Youth Service Logo

Eligibility: Young people 16-24, Economically Inactive, Not in Education or Training

Apply Via: Telephone call or email on the details provided

07773 005 675
Post16Responses@cardiff.gov.uk
Post 16 Youth Mentoring (cardiffyouthservices.wales)

We offer free courses to young people aged 11 to 30 who are out of work, education and training and currently based in the UK.

029 2043 1500
webinfowa@princes-trust.org.uk
The Prince’s Trust in Wales

Careers Wales Logo

Help to identify career options, pre-employment skills, help to find and apply for work or further education choices as well as looking at other routes into work such as apprenticeships

Eligibility: All ages – Living in Wales

Apply Via: Contact Careers Wales via the telephone/email address provided for direct information for all services including Jobs Growth Wales or visit their website.

0800 028 4844
Post@careerswales.gov.wales
Careers Wales | Careers Wales (gov.wales)

ACE - Change Grow Live

Employment support to build employment action plans and find suitable employment/training/volunteering opportunities.

Eligibility: Be from a BME or migrant background, 25+ years old, long term unemployed / economically inactive.

Apply Via: Apply via referral form.

Send referral to the below email address or alternatively call directly to refer.

029 2022 1936
ace@cgl.org.uk
ACE (Achieving Change Through Employment) – Wales | Change Grow Live

Scope Logo

Online and telephone employment support programme for disabled people.

Eligibility: Are Disabled, Aged 16 and over, looking for a paid job, have internet, email and telephone or Skype access and live in England or Wales.

Apply Via: To self-refer call/email the number provided below.

0300 222 5742
supporttowork@scope.org.uk
Support to Work | Disability Charity Scope UK

Scope Logo

Help to achieve personal and employment goals through volunteering or training opportunities.

Eligibility: Disabled (including if you have a physical or sensory impairment, learning difficulty or autism), living in Wales, aged 16 and over and unemployed.

Apply Via: Online Application / Referral: Working on Wellbeing Application Form

020 7619 7139
workingonwellbeing@scope.org.uk
Home | Disability Charity Scope UK

We provide expert advice, practical support and campaign for single parents.

029 2047 1900
wales@gingerbread.org.uk
Home | Gingerbread

The Wallich Logo

Offering training and volunteering opportunities within the organisation including pre-employability skills, mentoring and industry-standard qualifications.

Eligibility: Are, or have experience of being homeless.

Apply Via: Call/email the provided email address/telephone number to enrol onto 6 month program.

029 2057 4771
wise@thewallich.net
The Wallich | Welsh Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Charity

Platfform Logo

One-to-one peer mentoring support into EET.

Eligibility: For those who have experienced mental health challenges or are in recovery for alcohol or substance use and:

  • If aged over 25 – unemployed for 12+ months or receiving ESA or receiving Universal Credit
  • If aged 16-24 – NEET

Apply Via: Apply via referral form.

Referral forms or enquiries can be sent to the email address provided.

01443 845 975
oows@platfform.org
Skills and Employment – Platfform

Gypsies and Travellers Wales Logo

Supporting Gypsies and Travellers in Cardiff with advice, guidance, campaigning, tenancy support and employability skills. Providing learning & training and undertaking consultancy & surveys for local authorities.

029 2021 4411
Info@gtwales.org.uk
Gypsies and Travellers Wales – GT Wales

Cadwyn Logo

Free one-to-one coaching and advice on employment related issues.

Eligibility: Be a Cadwyn tenant or someone from the local community.

Apply Via: Self-refer by calling 02920 498898 and asking to speak to a Tenant Support Officer, alternatively you can self-refer via their website.

029 2043 4470
realiseyourpotential@cadwyn.co.uk
Realise Your Potential – Cadwyn Housing Association

CCHA Logo

Support to gain the skills and experience needed to improve employment opportunities, increase potential earnings or improve quality of life.

Eligibility: A working family experiencing financial hardship.

Apply Via: Referral form.

Send referral to the below email address or alternatively call/email directly to refer/self-refer.

029 2046 8410
flourish@ccha.org.uk
Job Seekers – Cardiff Community Housing Association

Taff Housing Association Logo

Taff Housing association jobs and training programme helps Taff Tenants on their jobs journey delivering accredited Training courses to help existing TAFF tenants find suitable employment.

0800 121 6064 / 029 2025 9146
clare.dickinson@taffhousing.co.uk
Taff Housing Association – Affordable Housing and Support Provider

Elite Supported Employment Logo

Supporting adults with learning disabilities gain and maintain employment.

Eligibility: Provide an internal referral service for anyone with a learning disability, learning difficulty or autism

Apply Via: To refer/self-refer, call or email the below details to discuss eligibility and support needs or enquire online: https://elitesea.co.uk/contact-us/

01443 226 664
information@elitesea.co.uk
Home – ELITE Supported Employment

Remploy Cymru Logo

Covering both pre-employment and in the workplace support. Access to a range of local support such as drug and alcohol addiction specialists or skills programmes.

Eligibility: One of the following – Have a disability or health condition, not working or had been unemployed for two years or more, a veteran, reserve or a partner of a member of the Armed Forces, homeless, have a drug or alcohol addiction, an ex-offender, carer, ex-carer or care leaver of a refugee

Apply Via: Referrals can be made via JCP adviser.

0300 456 8025
waleswhp@mail.remploy.co.uk
Remploy Cymru | Remploy

PaCE Logo

One-to-one support for parents to access suitable employment or training to help them get closer to the workplace.

Eligibility: Parents over 25 and not in employment or Young parents (16-24) not in education, employment or training (NEET)

Apply Via: Apply via referral form.

pace@gov.wales
Parents Childcare and Employment (PaCE) Project | GOV.WALES

Dedicated staff to work one-to-one with tenants on employment action plans, identify training needs and provide pre-employment soft skills.

Eligibility: Be a current United Welsh tenant.

Apply Via: Online Self-Referral process: Help with Jobs and Training – United Welsh

029 2085 8100 (Press 3 for Customer Engagement Team)
tellmemore@unitedwelsh.com
Homepage – United Welsh

WcVA CgGC Logo

Active Inclusion helps to give local organisations the chance to support Economically Inactive and Long Term Unemployed people back to employment.

Eligibility: Unemployed and Economically Inactive/Long Term Unemployed.

Apply Via: Self-referrals can be made via call/email provided details, alternatively you can contact Business Wales on: 03000 603000 to be referred.

0300 111 0124
activeinclusion@wcva.cymru 
Active Inclusion Fund – WCVA

The Salvation Army Logo

One-to-one mentoring support and group workshops from trained staff.

Eligibility: For those who are, or are facing unemployment.

Apply Via: Contact directly to discuss the support available to you in your local area.

029 2049 9895
Employment Plus | The Salvation Army

Step Into Health Logo

To help members of the Armed Forces connect to NHS organisations to set up training opportunities, work placements, insight days and application support to build a pathway into a career in the NHS.

Eligibility: Open to all: Service Leavers, Reservists, Veterans, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers or Families of the above

Apply Via: You would need to connect online and register your details to access support:

ArmedForces@nhsemployers.org
Transition into an NHS career | Step Into Health

South Riverside Community Development Centre Logo

Providing one-to-one employment and training support to help an individual upskill and/or secure employment. Can offer ESOL classes and volunteering support to build confidence and experience.

Eligibility: Females from a BAME background ages 25+ living in Butetown, Riverside, Canton and Grangetown

Apply Via: Contact Sharon directly via email/call on the email/telephone number provided. You can also pop in to South Riverside Community Development Centre on Brunell Street, Riverside and ask for Sharon.

Sharon – 029 2022 0309
sharon@srcdc.org.uk
Believe – Credu – SRCDC

ITEC Skills and Employment Logo

Programme is designed to support unemployed adults to get a job, and stay in work by improving their employability skills.

Eligibility: Supporting unemployed people 25+

Apply: Refer/self-refer via email/call on the email/telephone number provided.

01443 426716
enquiries@itecskills.co.uk
ITEC – Employability Skills

PeoplePlus Logo

CV Development Interview Techniques Increase Confidence Vocational Training Licences Qualifications.

Eligibility: Unemployed, 18+ in receipt of benefit.

Apply Via: Referrals can be made by Work Coach at the Job Centre. Alternatively, you can call/email at the details given below for self-referral.

01443 806634
apprenticeshipswales@peopleplus.co.uk
PeoplePlus Cymru | People Plus

The Poppy Factory Logo

The Poppy Factory’s award-winning employability service supports veterans with physical and/or mental health conditions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We provide:

  • 1:1 support to prepare you for work
  • Assistance in CV preparation
  • Local job searching
  • Interview skills
  • Guidance on how to share information with employers about a disability or a criminal conviction.

Is a physical or mental health condition making it tough to find a job? The Poppy Factory’s award-winning service is here to help!

020 8939 1837
support@poppyfactory.org
Injured Veterans Employment Help in the UK – Poppy Factory

Funding Support

React Support Services Logo

Funding for reskilling after redundancy.

Eligibility: Become unemployed in the last 3 months as a result of redundancy, are under notice of redundancy within the next 3 months and live in Wales. Must not currently be on any other training funded by public funds.

Apply Via: Self-referral form online: React Support Services: Referral Form

029 2075 8109
info@reactsupportservices.co.uk
React Support Services: Home

GOV.UK Logo

It offers guidance to disabled individuals who are already working, self-employed or looking for a job.

Eligibility: 16+, employed and have a disability or health condition that has a long term substantial adverse effect on their ability to carry out their job. Not claiming Employment Support Allowance.

Apply Via: Referral via Job Centre Plus, alternatively enquiries can be made via telephone call.

0800 121 7479
Apply – GOV.UK

Training Advisors & Providers

Adult Learning Logo

Offers a range of flexible learning opportunities including employment specific ‘Get-Into…’ courses to assist learners to progress to further learning, training or employment.

Apply Via: Apply via referral form/online.

Send referral to the below email address or alternatively call/email directly to refer/self-refer.

02920 871 071
AdultLearningQuery@cardiff.gov.uk
Adult Learning Cardiff – Adult Learning Cardiff

The Open University in Wales offers flexible part-time study, supported distance and open learning making higher education accessible to more people across Wales.

They provide a range of accredited learning including undergraduate and postgraduate courses and qualifications, part-time PGCE and degree apprenticeships, as well as free short courses to get started on OpenLearn.

Apply Via: The Open University and OpenLearn websites or call one of their support staff in Wales.

0300 303 5303
wales-support@open.ac.uk
The Open University
OpenLearn

Cardiff and Vale College Logo

Provides a range of courses for Young People and Adults as well as offering apprenticeship and junior apprenticeship opportunities.

Apply Via: Apply via website. For more information before applying please call/email the number/email address provided:

029 2025 0250
info@cavc.ac.uk
Home – Cardiff and Vale College

Race Equality First Logo

To provide high quality support and training to equip people with the appropriate learning, skills, knowledge and confidence to participate in the workforce.

Eligibility: Young people aged 18-24 who are NEET (not in education, employment or training).

Apply Via: Contact telephone number provided:

029 2048 6207
info@raceequalityfirst.org.uk
Race Equality First

The Royal National Institute for Deaf People Logo

Support to find work or move closer to finding work through work experience, a qualification or work relevant certificate.

Eligibility: People aged over 25 and who are deaf, have hearing loss and/or sight loss and have been out of work for 12 months+ or face complex barrier to work

Apply Via: Call contact details provided or via online enquiry form:

029 2033 3034
info@jobsense.org.uk
JobSense Employment Service in Wales – RNID

Career Change Wales Logo

Training provider for a range of courses including reskilling and vocational courses.

Eligibility: Varied depending on the course applying for, details on provided website.

Apply Via: There is an online contact form on the website: CCW Office | Career Change Wales Training Academy

02921 156603
info@careerchangewales.co.uk
Home | CCW – Training Academy – Vocational Training in Cardiff

ACT Training Logo

Provide a wide variety of employment related training courses.

Apply Via: Application process online for training: Apply

029 2046 4727
info@acttraining.org.uk
ACT Training

Action in Caerau & Ely Logo

One-to-one mentoring and adaptive approaches to support people complete training.

Apply Via: Apply via referral form.

Send referral to the below email, alternatively contact them directly via email or telephone to self-refer.

029 2000 3132
training@aceplace.org
Home | ACE – Action in Caerau & Ely

Reach+ Logo

Offering training and employment support designed to ensure refugees’ needs are understood in a holistic way to support them to address barriers to integration, most notably through access to ESOL and employment.

Eligibility: Refugees

Apply Via: Enquiries and referrals can be made by emailing reach@cavc.ac.uk

02920 250301 / 02920 250271
reach@cavc.ac.uk
Cardiff (reach.wales)

General Employment Advice & Skills

Cardiff Works Logo

An employment agency focused on offering temporary roles within Cardiff Council. They match recruits with suitable opportunities and offer short-term contracts that provide the chance to kick-start their career.

Apply Via: Register online through the contact form or calling the below number: Contact Us | Cardiff Works

029 2087 3087
CardiffWorks@cardiff.gov.uk
Homepage | Cardiff Works

Working Wales Logo

Employment advice and pre-employment support, help to pick courses and source funding for training and support with redundancy issues and childcare options.

Eligibility: Provides support for a variety of target groups including Young People and Adults.

Apply Via: Call/email the details provided to discuss enrolment. You can also request a call back online on: Contact | Careers Wales

0800 028 4844

Working Wales | Working Wales

Innovate Trust Logo

Runs a variety of projects with vocational and recreational opportunities to expand the capabilities and opportunities of those with disabilities.

Eligibility: Working with people with learning difficulties, physical impairments and mental health issues.

Apply Via: Call/email for project information or enquire online on: Contact us | Innovate Trust

029 2038 2151
info@innovate-trust.org.uk
Home | Innovate Trust

Boomerang Cardiff Logo

Currently looking to develop ‘back to work’ support sessions.

Apply Via: Project through HOC – Contact HOC on the email/telephone number provided to be referred.

029 2049 7724
info@boomerangcardiff.org.uk
Boomerang Cardiff

Finding Work Placements, Apprenticeships, Traineeships & Volunteering Opportunities

Engage to Change Logo

Support young people to find and complete paid work placements lasting 6-12 months.

Eligibility: Aged 16-25 with a learning disability, learning difficulties or autism and living in Wales.

Apply Via: Advised it is best to call or email on the number/email address provided for a discussion and then the individual can be referred to the appropriate area/project.

029 2068 1160
engagetochange@ldw.org.uk
Engage to Change – Learning Disability Wales

Cardiff Living Logo

Offering a range of employment, traineeships, work placements, training and volunteering opportunities.

Apply Via: Email to register for employment support and traineeship/work placement opportunities.

0330 123 0008
communities@cardiffliving.wales
Homepage – Cardiff Living

Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Logo

Help to find paid supported employment placement of 16 hours for at least 16 weeks.

Eligibility: Aged 18-24 and from a BME background who is not in education, employment or training.

Apply Via: Call/Email to discuss support options.

07428 327373
deborah@eyst.org.uk
EYST | BME Invest

Volunteer Cardiff Logo

The Into Work Volunteering team also provide internal opportunities and support candidates throughout their placement.

Eligibility: Anyone looking to volunteer in Cardiff.

Apply Via: Email the email address provided to enquire about city wide opportunities or call directly.

02920 871239 / 02920 871000
VolunteeringCardiff@cardiff.gov.uk
Home – Volunteer Cardiff

Volunteering Wales Logo

A network of volunteering opportunities across Wales.

Apply Via: Register online to access opportunities https://volunteering-wales.net/vk/volunteers/index-covid.htm

02920 485722
Volunteer@c3sc.org.uk
C3SC – Cardiff Third Sector Council / Volunteering Wales

Skills and Volunteering Cymru Logo

Advertises a range of volunteering opportunities across South Wales.

Apply Via: Email/call the telephone number/email address provided to discuss opportunities and enrol/register interest online on: Application Process | SVC

029 2167 6780
info@svcymru.org
Home | SVC

Go Wales Logo

A European Social Funded program designed to give relevant work experience through placements.

Eligibility: Young students in Higher Education who face barriers to securing work experience.

Apply Via: Enquiries can be made via call/email to the below, alternatively you can call Business Wales to be referred on: 03000 603000

02920 416996
gowales@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Careers GO Wales

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