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Jobs Growth Wales

Want to support young people in Wales with an opportunity to get into work? This programme is set up to help you do just that. With financial support towards the wages of a young person, it is a great opportunity to take a low risk chance on a potential future superstar for your company.

What is Jobs Growth Wales?

If you’ve been considering a new business opportunity, an expansion plan or diversification, then Jobs Growth Wales provides fresh energy for your ideas.

Take on an unemployed young person and Welsh Government will help meet up to 50% of the cost for the first 6 months at the National Minimum Wage for their age, or National Living Wage if applicable.

The business benefits

  • You’ll receive up to a 50% contribution towards the wages of the young person that you take on, paid by us, for 6 months.
  • Your vacancy will be advertised to work ready, energetic, enthusiastic and committed young people.
  • You’ll get free recruitment support.
  • You’ll be providing a young person with a valuable opportunity to kick start their career.

What support will you get?

Recruiting new staff demands time and commitment. You will be fully supported with your recruitment, allowing you to focus on getting the best out of your new employee from day one.

We will work with you every step, ensuring you are communicated with throughout the process.

As part of the service, we will;

  • Complete all of the necessary forms with you
  • Support you with advertising your vacancy
  • Assist with interview scheduling
  • Provide guidance on training that may be available to your new starter

Your commitment

In return for up to a 50% contribution to the wages of your new employee, and helping to find the most suitable applicants, we require a few guarantees from you.

  • The young person must be employed for between 25 and 40 hours a week and will be contracted for a minimum of 6 months.
  • All jobs created must be additional to your existing workforce needs. You cannot fill a position that has already been advertised, or create a job to cover sickness or maternity leave.
  • All jobs created should be sustainable and you should be committed to retaining your employee beyond the 6 month period. Don’t forget, if they’ve impressed you enough to earn a full-time job, imagine what they can achieve for your business with further training and skills support - for example, an apprenticeship.

How do I get involved?

If you would like any more information please get in touch by phone, email or fill out our short contact form.


E-Mail our friendly Apprenticeships Team to find out more.

Phone 01492 543431 to speak to our Apprenticeships Team and find out more.