Bridges into Work 2 (BIW2)is an exciting project for economically inactive and unemployed people in Bridgend County Borough, providing opportunities for skills development, training, gaining qualifications, volunteering and/or work placements. Funded through the European Social Fund, the project aims to help over 400 people in the county borough by the end of 2017.
- Aged 25 years and over
- Not referred to the ‘Work Programme’ or ‘Work Choice’
- Long-term unemployed
- Not living in a Communities First postcode
- Economically inactive
- Facing barriers to employment
If the answer to these is yes, then we may be able to help! Our mentors, skills trainers and employment liaison officers are here to guide you through every step.
Comment from a BIW2 participant:
“I’d like to thank BIW2 for giving me the confidence in meeting new people, using a computer, going for an interview and being successful. Also, coming into Porthcawl to meet the team, catching a bus and going into work for the first time in a long time has been really helpful.
“I’ve gained such a lot of different experience in such a short space of time, from December until now. I’ve used a computer to help me gain my Food Safety and Hygiene (Level 2) certificate which has helped me get into a new line of work.
“I feel more confident in communicating with more people and it’s given me the confidence to achieve my goals.”
For further information on the Bridges into Work 2 programme, call 01656 815317 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also follow the team on Twitter @bridgendbridge2