Aim of the WIW project•WIW project designed to improve employmentprospects of young 18-24 year olds inMonmouthshire.•Funded by DWP Flexible Support Fund and ranfor 9 months from September 2012 to May2013.•Two key themes in the project•Developing the YP & Equipping the YP skills togain a job
Developing the Y Person• To Motivate young people,•To build Confidence•To enhance/develop Communication Skills;•To enhance/develop Team Building skills usinglinked to the natural environment.•To arrange Work Placement Tasters, lasting 2weeks based on the youngs peoples chosenoccupational sector.
Equipping YP with the skills•To develop Employability and Job search skills•To help develop skills for CV preparation,•To help develop job application/form filling skills•To help prepare for effective performance atinterviews and•To introduce participants to job search resources.
WIW practicalities•Referral received from JCP•The 6 week courses were held across thecounty in Abergavenny, Caldicot & Chepstow(two in Chepstow and 2 in Abergavenny).• induction meetings were arranged with theparticipants prior to enrolling on theprogramme and starts dates were provided toYP.
WIW practicalities continued .....•A 4 week programme of work arrangedpart participants•Personal action plan•Team building exercise•2 weeks volunteer work placements•Completion of an up to date CV•Completion and submission of aminimum of 2 of job application
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Way into work delivery teamDate ofintakeReferrals Starts Outcomes % Attendance %Outcome10.9.12 Aber 15 13 10 86.7% 76.9%22.10.12Chepstow12 9 4 75.0% 44.4%10.12.12Caldicot11 6 3 54.5% 50%18.2.13 Aber 11 11 2 100% 18.2%25.03.13Chepstow10 9 4 90% 22.2%Totals 59 48 24 81.4% 43.8%Stats
•Number of interviews undertaken: 38• Over 100 job applications submitted aspart of the programme• Number of volunteering hoursundertaken by young people: 3,500• Total number of contact hours with youngpeople: 1,440Outcomes
•Achieved above target 24 young peopleinto employment• 48 young people engaged and completedthe course programme• 50% of young people engaged inprogramme gained employmentOutcomes continued...
“Unfortunately/fortunately Im working that day, as theway into work helped me so much to have even gotthis job! I want to thank you all and everyone who isinvolved on the way into work course and I hope thereare many more for others like myself. Hope you have agreat day at the ceremony! Thanks again”Sorry I can’t be thereLydia Hockey
Sue Smith & Hollie Thomas: JCP South Advisor“The Way into Work has provided our customerswith invaluable skills, experience and theconfidence to move into employment. We feel thestrong working relations built between ourorganisations have made this project a successand we hope to continue this into the future inorder to provide our young people with thisexcellent package of support”.
JCP link & feedbackKath Thomas: JCP North“We referred 13 customers, 9 of which found full time workeither during or directly after completing the course. Wehave one customer awaiting a voluntary work placement onthe back of completing the work experience with MHA,another who signed off JSA and one customer signed off tostart a college course. Congratulations on a job well done.”
•More volunteering opportunities needed in arange of employment settings both within thepublic and private sector.• The exploiting of supply chains need to beconsidered when looking for workplacementsLessons learnt
•YP multitude of barriers, self esteem, confidence,family relationship breakdown, housing and mentalhealth issues. A joined up approached is needed,headed by a single agency.•Practical help and support is the key missingingredient in helping young people finding jobs.Lessons learnt
• A common barrier to gaining employmentin Monmouthshire is transport links.Jobs Growth Wales played a significant part inassisting young people into gainingemployment via the Way into WorkProgramme.Lessons learnt
• We want to work jointly and proactively• We are seeking partners with a clear, sharedjoint focus who will work in true partnershipto help the young people in Monmouthshirewho deserve a chanceMoving forward.....
MCC Cllr Peter Fox•Partnership work•Moving forward•Addressing youth unemployment•Direction that the council wants totravel
Certificatepresentation to participantsFinal comments John Keegan&
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•NOW I FEEL SO CONFIDENT IN APPLYING FOR JOBS AND INTERVIEWS, I THINKTHAT I HAVE COME SO FAR SINCE THE COURSE, ITS HELPED ME PERSONALLYAS WELL WITH MEETING LOTS OF NEW PEOPLE AND MY CONFIDENCE INGETTING WHAT I WANT IN LIFE!”• MY BEST PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT IS THAT I HAVE A JOB NOW! I DIDNT FINDTHE JOB BY THE END OF THE COURSE BUT WHEN YOU FINISH THOSE 6 WEEKSNOTHING LEAVES YOU, WHEN YOU LEAVE THE COURSE YOU FEEL SO MUCHMORE CONFIDENT WITH APPLYING AND GOING OUT THERE AND FINDING WHATYOU WANT!! “•OVERALL SUMMARY OF THE COURSE JUST ONE WORD - FANTASTIC!!WE ALL HAVE COME SO FAR SINCE THE COURSE, AND I WOULD SUGGEST THECOURSE TO ANYBODY!! IF YOU GET OFFERED THE COURSE WELL YOU’REREALLY LUCKY TO BE ON THERE, IF YOU’RE NOT ON THE COURSE - WELL GETON IT!! SINCE CLAIMING JSA IT HAS BEEN THE BEST AND MOST INTERESTING 6WEEKS I HAVE HAD!! THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY - I AM NOW AWORKING CLASS CITIZEN AND THAT’S DOWN TO THE WAY INTO WORKFeedback