Employment Support

Want to develop yourself or start a new career? YES! Then we have some links for you below. 

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on many parts of the labour market, with some sectors reducing in size and others expanding rapidly. We have put together links and advice to helping you get a job.  

New job help by The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)  

https://jobhelp.dwp.gov.uk/ | https://employerhelp.dwp.gov.uk/

To help job seekers find work in new areas and employers tap into new labour markets, The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) launched new job help and employer help websites. These offer labour market information for people looking for work now, and advice for employers to help recruit them.    

Digital skills are key 

82% of all job vacancies require digital skills. Find out more about why digital skills matter. If you’re new to online learning or coming back to it after some time, see the National Careers Serviceadvice on getting the most out of online learning.  

Skills Toolkit by The National Careers Service 

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/find-a-course/the-skills-toolkit

The National Careers Service has released a Skills Toolkit that is made up of free online courses, tools and resources to help you improve your digital and numeracy skills. The Department for Education has consulted some of the country’s leading educational experts and employers to make up a collection of high quality resources to suit a range of interests and skill levels. 

There are courses that will give you an introduction to getting confident online to more advanced digital skills for use in the workplace. These are all short courses that can be completed at home, in your own time, at your own pace. 

FREE online resources to help you get career ready 

Open University – Open Learn 

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Use Open Learn to explore subjects and study free courses; Free courses for multiple career paths. Just need to set up a user account.

Employability Hub

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/employability-hub/?filter=date/grid/all/none/all/all/all/all

Academi Wales  

https://academiwales.gov.wales/

Academi Wales is the centre for excellence in leadership and management for public services in Wales.  Lots of free courses from personal development, resilience, leadership and wellbeing.   

Ability Net 

https://abilitynet.org.uk/free-resources

Free online resources including webinars, factsheets, computer information.

BBC Skillswise 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/skillswise

A collection of free videos and downloadable worksheets to help adult learners improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills.

Digital Communities Wales 

https://www.digitalcommunities.gov.wales/ 

Online webinars, digital access learning, how 2 use tablets, phones etc.

Digital Unite 

https://www.digitalunite.com/technology-guides 

Perfect for supporting others with digital skills or improving your own knowledge. Digital Unite’s award-winning range of 400+ how-to guides covers a whole host of digital topics. Written by subject matter experts and updated daily, the guides are perfect for supporting others with digital skills or improving your own knowledge. 

Future Learn 

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses

Short online courses – choose from hundreds of online courses from top universities and specialist organisations. These are more for people who may already have some qualifications in their field and want to add to this. Quite in depth but free online training available for specific professional career goals.

GCF Global 

https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/

For almost 20 years, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more — GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.  

Reed 

https://www.reed.co.uk/courses/free 

40 free courses available. Taking a course doesn’t have to be costly, and reed.co.uk features a wide range of free courses, including classroom based courses, online courses and distance Learning courses. Eligibility for each course may vary, so it’s important to contact the course provider for full terms and conditions.

Learn My Way 

https://www.learnmyway.com/

Learn My Way is a website of free online courses, built by Good Things Foundation to help people develop their digital skills. From improving your health, finding a job and managing money online Learn My Way helps people improve their lives through digital.

Employability Support by North Wales Housing 

Due to Covid restrictions we are not currently undertaking group activities. However we are still able to offer virtual or 1:1 sessions on anything employability related such as:- 

  • CV’s 
  • Application forms 
  • Job searching support 
  • Interview support 
  • Volunteering/Work experience opportunities 
     

If you have any questions or queries regarding the support we are able to offer please contact [email protected]