The Active Inclusion Fund is managed by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) supported by funding from European Structural and Investment Funds. It aims to reduce economic inactivity in Wales and improve the employability of disadvantaged people furthest from the labour market.

 

The Active Inclusion funding received by EYST (Wales) aims to help young people from a BME background who are aged 18-24 and currently not in education, employment or training.

 

EYST (Wales) is inviting applications from young people from a BME background who wish to voluntarily engage with us through a paid supported employment placement (at the appropriate national minimum wage) for 16 hours per week for at least 16 weeks. To date, placements have been arranged in Youth Work, Community Development, Café/Bar work and Business Administration.

 

The aim of the placement is to help give the participant new skills, increased confidence and work experience that will enable them to progress into unsubsidised employment.

 

Participants should achieve a full accredited qualification (QCF level 2 or above) or a work relevant certification (for example, a CSCS card) as well as positive outcomes (added confidence, better numeracy and literacy skills, additional job search skills, etc.)

 

On leaving the project participants should progress into volunteering, enter education or further learning/training however we hope that the main progression route for participants will be employment.

 

Contact Deborah Cooze for more details regarding placements:

Tel: 07428327373 or email: deborah@eyst.org.uk

 



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