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Preparing For Work

If you need some extra support before you take your next steps in further education, employment or training, check out some of the support services and career development opportunities below.

Adult Learning into Work

Adult Learning Cardiff offer a range of flexible learning opportunities that are designed to support individuals to take their first steps back into learning and to assist them to progress to further learning, training or employment.

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The Princes Trust- Upto £200 in Financial Support

The Princes Trust offers up to £200 in financial support for 16-30 year-olds to obtain necessary tools or equipment for education, training, or work. Evidence of opportunity required. Refer yourself or a young person via call, LiveChat, or Facebook. Contact for details: 0800 842 842 or visit princes-trust.org.uk.

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All Stars Trainee Gymnastics Coach Programme

All Stars Trainee Gymnastics Coach Programme Do you enjoy working with children, have a passion for sport and exercise and want to be involved with a growing gymnastics club?

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Young Person’s Guarantee

The Welsh Government's Young Person’s Guarantee aids individuals aged 16-25 in Wales, offering support for education, training, apprenticeships, employment, or entrepreneurship. Services include course selection, apprenticeship placement, job search assistance, and business startup guidance.

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Junior Cybersecurity Analyst

Cyber attacks increase with every digital connection made around the world. Learn how to protect and defend an organization and gain employable skills to start your cyber career.

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Construction Multi-Skills- Building Heroes

Building Heroes offers a tailored program for military personnel and their affiliates, emphasizing essential skills and career advancement. We foster a supportive community, aiding in the transition to civilian life and the construction industry. Upcoming dates: Jun 3 - Jul 5.

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Coding Academy

Co-designed by CAVC, FinTech Wales Skills Group, and top Tech firms to tackle industry skill shortages. Develop versatile skills and gain qualifications enhancing Tech career prospects. Learn coding, IT professional practices, procedural programming, and database applications for a solid foundation.

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May Recruitment Event- NHS Wales

Open to All! You will have the opportunity to meet with a variety of Departments and Professions, showcasing the wealth of Careers available within the Health Board. Event Details: 16/05/2024 @ Hilton Hotel, Kingsway, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3HH

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Civil Service in Wales Careers Fayre

With over 35 different departments in Wales, there’s always opportunities to join the Civil Service to make a real difference to people’s lives.nLearn more about these opportunities and meet different departments on Wednesday 15 May (10am – 1pm) Pill Millenium Centre, Courtybella Terrace, Newport NP20 2LA

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The Onsite Construction Academy

The Onsite Construction Academy welcomes young people to take part in our free construction training programme. We offer quality onsite training and work experience with a wide range of contractors to give you the skills you need to progress your career.

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Microsoft The Imagine Cup

Dream it. Build it. Live it. The Imagine Cup is full of opportunities to gain new skills, access exclusive training, unlock mentorship opportunities, and have a chance to win great prizes and make a difference in the world.

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Microsoft Student Ambassador

Become a Student Ambassador. Amplify your impact and establish yourself as a mentor and leader in your community while developing the technical skills and emotional intelligence you need to succeed.

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Microsoft TechHer Student

Microsoft's TechHer Student community has been created for tech-curious college or university students who are looking to connect with like-minded women where they can learn, network and explore the tech industry.

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Microsoft Learn Career Connected

Microsoft partners and customers need people that have the technical skills that can expand their business. Let us help you get the skills you need, meet the employers that are hiring through our LinkedIn private group, and get the job you want.

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Microsoft Build Your Tech Resilience

Build your tech resilience through this range of online learning modules from tech giants Microsoft.

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ESOL & ESOL Plus

Courses to improve your English and train for a career.

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Free Adult Basic Education Courses

Improve your skills with Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy courses starting in September, January and April.

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Screen Alliance Wales Video Resource Library

Video Resources page where you can find a library of videos of previous careers cafes and masterclasses. There is so much to explore, with advice from top industry experts about a variety of areas within the media.

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Boss & Brew Barista Life Workshops

Register your interest to join us at Boss & Brew Academy to learn the art of making delicious coffee whilst boosting your employability skills at the same time!

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PWC Employability Hub

A place where you’ll find useful virtual tools to support you to develop key employability skills.

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Job Interview Support: Pineshield Health & Social Care

Interview advice from Pineshield for those looking to get into the health & social care sector.

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Careersville

To young people fully understand the opportunities available in the health sector and make informed choices, we developed Careersville: a virtual village. Careersville houses different elements of health and care opportunities and the associated careers available.

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The Mullany Fund – A Social Mobility Charity

Working to give every young person in Wales the opportunity of accessing a career in the life sciences regardless of their background.

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Personal Learning Accounts (PLA)

A Personal Learning Account (PLA) is a programme funded by Welsh Government which allows those who meet the criteria below to access FREE courses and professional qualifications that develop your skills and help you to progress or change your career.

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Digital Drop-in Sessions

Do you need help with your digital skills? Support with setting up a device? Or perhaps you want to find out more about social media and online safety? If so, why not give one of our digital surgery sessions a go?

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ISG’s Learning Alliance Wales – Construction Pathways Navigator

An interactive document that helps you navigate through a variety of construction career pathways.

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Job Interview Support: John Lewis & Partners

Interview advice from John Lewis for those looking to get into the retail sector.

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BAM Construction Careers Module

The purpose of this module is to give you an insight into the roles BAM offers. How you can apply for them, the skills you have now and how you can hone your skills to become work ready.

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Free 60 Minute Coding Session for Beginners

Enjoy this 60 minute coding class in which you’ll learn about what coding is and how coding knowledge can help you in your current career or open up new career possibilities.

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Skills to Succeed Academy

Need help to make career decisions? Want the skills needed to find and keep a job? Do you need help with research, applying and preparing for an interview? The Skills to Succeed Academy can help you answer all these questions and more!

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Class Cymru Student Support Wales

CLASS Cymru stands for Care Leavers Activities and Student Support, and is made up of universities, colleges, social services and charities across Wales who support those with care experience to go on to Further and Higher Education.

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The Prince's Trust Opportunity Hour: Kickstart Scheme

The Prince's Trust Opportunity Hour: Kickstart Scheme Video Content

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Springboard Programmes

Our free courses offer participants soft skills and confidence building, employability training covering CVs, interviews, and job hunting, certified e-learning in hospitality, accredited qualifications, and personalized 121 mentoring. Plus, guaranteed interviews with current hospitality employers.

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Job Interview Support: Willmott Dixon Construction

Interview advice from Willmott Dixon for those looking to get into the construction sector.

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Food & Drink Career Passport

We are running a Careers Passport scheme for young people looking for a Career within the Food and Drink sector. You can access free online training for L2 Certificates in Food Safety, Health and Safety, Haccp and Allergen awareness which are the 4 main requirements to work in the sector.

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Cardiff Council Youth Services - Post 16

Cardiff Youth Service are part of Cardiff Council’s Education department. We work with young people aged 11-25 to develop personal, social and educational development through a variety of opportunities.

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Grange Pavilion Job Club

Get Support with Job Search, CV & Cover Letter Writing, Universal Credit Support, Skills Training, Employability Projects and much more! Come down to the Grange Pavilion Job Club Every Wednesday between 10am-4pm

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National Lottery Wales: Destination Hospitality

Get your career in Hospitality off to a great start! Learn many skills including CV Building, Applying for Jobs, Interview Techniques/ practise and much more!

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SAFE's Skills for Work in a Global Wales

Many exciting workshops to develop skills for Work! From Cofee Barista Training & Retail Training.

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Project Search – Supported Employment Programme

Project Search is a supported employment programme for young adults with learning difficulties or autism.

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Disability Inclusion Community Education (DICE)

DICE (Learning for Work) has two separate discrete programmes designed for adults with either an experience of mental heath issues or a learning difficulty. DICE (Learning for Life) offer several recreational courses for adults with high support needs.

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The Skills Toolkit

A range of free courses to help you learn new skills or get a new job!

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One Million Mentors

One Million Mentors is a community-based mentoring project with one simple aim: to connect one million young people with one million lives. 1MM connects young people with businesses, professionals and people who have the experience and expertise in the world of work and want to share it.

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Channel 4 and NFTS Online Masterclass and Training Sessions

So You Want to Work in TV? is aimed at people looking to take the first steps into the TV sector or those who are in the early stages of their career and wanting to progress. There are many sessions to attend online! Please visit for more information.

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Career Matcher- Civil Service

We understand that finding a career can be overwhelming. So we want to help you. Takes less than 5 minutes. Shows you areas in the Civil Service that could be a good fit for you.

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