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Jobs Growth Wales (Voluntary) 27 Mar 2017 18:15 #168

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Would someone please confirm whether this scheme is still in operation? Thanks

Originally posted by Spanner (10th March 2015)

Jobs Growth Wales is a Welsh Government programme, starting in April 2012, which provides unemployed 16-24 year olds who are classed as 'job ready' with a job opportunity for six months. School leavers are eligible if they are not in education, employment or training.

The work will be:-

paid at or above the National Minimum Wage level; and
for at least 25 hours per week; and
for a minimum of 6 months.

Jobs Growth Wales is not a training scheme.

Young people in the programme will have a contract of employment and therefore be employees.

Young people can choose whether to join the scheme or not.

As it is a paid employment scheme, if a young person refuses to take up a job offer or, after starting, gives up the job, or is dismissed, there could be benefit sanctions if they then try to claim Jobseeker's Allowance.

Young people can be referred to the jobs from Jobcentre Plus or Careers Wales.
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Jobs Growth Wales (Voluntary) 27 Mar 2017 19:08 #177

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That sounds a rare good scheme since they are paid at least NMW but how much choice do they have in job type/location??
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Just for paying a few bills! That's out of proportion...
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