Communities for Work is an employment support project fully funded by the European Social Fund. If you are unemployed and looking for work or on a low income, you can recieve fully funded support with:
A team member can meet you locally to help you find out more. Call us today on 01437 776437 or email@example.com
We are delighted to be able to offer the following Work Experience placements across the Authority.
As a major employer in Pembrokeshire, we want to provide meaningful work experience by providing opportunities for individuals to gain an understanding of the requirements of the area in which they are placed.
As work experience requires close supervision, this responsibility must be balanced with our operational requirements.
We know that there are many different work experience opportunities including but not limited to:
Work experience requests come in many forms, and departments will do their best to provide appropriate placements for each individual where possible.
If you want to apply for a work experience placement you can contact us directly to register your interest at: Recruit@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
You must outline the type of placement you are interested in and the duration of the placement you would like. All requests will then be sent to the appropriate manager concerned to consider whether providing work experience would be appropriate.
Futureworks specialises in employment and skills services, addressing worklessness and promoting social mobility.
For over 30 years Futureworks has successfully delivered employment and skills programmes to support unemployed and economically inactive people to gain skills and move into employment.
We understand the local working environment and through building strong relationships with local employers, partners and communities, we've been able to deliver excellent results to date and we'll continue to do so.
Our customers receive a uniquely personalised customer journey that offers them improved job prospects.
For more information about our history, our mission statement and core values please follow the link below:
Who We Work With
Futureworks' mission statement is:
"To provide high quality training and support service to enhance the skill base of individuals and add value to the businesses in Pembrokeshire."
Our core values are:
Futureworks is part of Pembrokeshire County Council's Regeneration Service. We have over 20 years experience of supporting businesses, helping people back into work and skilling people for the workplace.
If you are looking for new people, we can offer a free recruitment service. We'll get to know you and your business so we can tailor our services to suit you.
We've worked with companies across West Wales and beyond to find quality people who are motivated and ready for work. When you recruit with us you'll get a professional, efficient service that won't cost you a penny!
In some instances we can also:
What employers say
"We are very pleased to advise that we have found your assistance in finding reliable staff a definite advantage in the present employment environment. To have the luxury of a month's acquainting the man with the job (and the job with the man), is a tremendous benefit to us all. Rest assured, when we need more personnel, we will be in touch with you again.
Warmest regards Geoff"
Capt. Geoff White, Hutton & Co (Ships Chandlers) Ltd
For more information contact our Employer Engagement Team:
Futureworks, Market Building, Melville Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6XS. Tel: 01437 776437
Futureworks, Unit 17, Cedar Court, Milford Haven, SA73 3LS.
Futureworks, 19 Old Bridge Street, Haverfordwest, SA61 2AL.
Futureworks, 3&4 St Mary Street, Cardigan, SA43 1HA
Pembrokeshire County Council has a dedicated team of specialist business units within its Regeneration department collectively named Futureworks. For over 30 years Futureworks has successfully delivered employment and skills programmes to support unemployed and economically inactive people to gain skills and move into employment.
In recent years Futureworks has successfully delivered the following programmes:
Flexible New Deal on behalf of Working Links - services for long-term unemployed (over 12 months), focusing on improving customer's employability in order to enter the world of work. Services included in-work support once a customer had entered work.
Future Jobs Fund on behalf of Department of Works and Pensions - 160 places for young people (18-24 years) who had been unemployed 6 months or longer. Young people had the opportunity to develop work related skills and qualifications and to be employed for up to 6 months whilst receiving a salary at national minimum wage.
Community Task Force on behalf of Groundwork UK - services for young people (18-24 years) who have been unemployed 9 months or longer. Young people developed work related skills through community projects either in the third sector or in-house. Futureworks manages two supervisor-led projects with Sustrans Cycle Paths and Scolton Manor Country Park.
Workbased Learning * on behalf of Welsh Government/DfES - services for unemployed youth and adults through the Youth and Adult Skillbuild programmes and Young Person's Guarantee, and Apprenticeships. Learning routeways include: Engineering, Construction, Business Administration and Active Leisure (Sport and Recreation), Essential Skills and ICT and Employability qualifications. Futureworks also delivers Apprenticeships and NVQ Level 2 and 3.
PECS Project * on behalf of Welsh Government/DfES - a bespoke practical engineering construction skills project piloted as part of the Skillbuild Review. For adult learners who wanted to improve their practical skills and receive an introduction to recruiting employers in the energy sector.
Futureworks also delivers personal and skills development programmes and training services to the ESF Engage Project.
In earlier years Futureworks successfully delivered the following employment and skills programmes:
From 1993, prior to local government reorganisation in 1996, Jobcentre Plus contracts were held by Dyfed County Council, Futureworks delivering the Pembrokeshire elements such as Job Clubs in Pembroke, Jobsearch and Jobsearch Plus, Restart and Workwise courses.
* These programmes were part funded by ESF
Futureworks expert employment and skills training support
Over 30 years’ experience of helping people to find jobs and move forwards in their lives
Futureworks has helped more than 3000 people in Pembrokeshire to change their lives for the better by starting lasting employment.
We know there are many things that mean the jobs market can be difficult for some people.
Whatever your circumstances, we can help you find a way to make employment work for you.
A Personal Plan of Action
Have you been looking for a job? Our services give people the support they need to start working.
Together, we’ll create a personal plan of action that suits your individual needs and work ambitions.
For more information contact:
Futureworks on 01437 776437
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Communites for Work Plus is an employment support project fully funded by the Welsh Government. If you are unemployed and looking for work or on a low income, you can recieve fully funded support with
A team member can meet you locally to help you find out more. Call us today on 01437 776437 or email@example.com
Futureworks is a work-based learning provider; we have been working in partnershipwith Skills Academy Wales NPTC and LRC Training to deliver Traineeships on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills, Welsh Government.
Traineeships is a learning is a new learning programme for young people aged between 16-18 years old, in Wales. The programme aims to give young people the skills needed to get a job or progress to further learning at a higher level, such as an apprenticeship or further education.
Traineeships are not time-bound, but are based on the needs of each individual learner and support each individual learner by providing an allowance and help with travel costs. Learners receive an allowance of £30 per week for the Engagement Traineeship for 21 hours per week attendance and £50 per week for the Level 1 Traineeship for 35-40 hours per week attendance (dependent on work placement).
Careers Wales referring young people aged 16-18 to Traineeships, to find out more go to Careers Wales Online (opens new window) and search the Courses in Wales database for opportunities in your area or alternatively call the Learning and Careers Advice helpline on 0800 100 900
Futureworks currently offer the following traineeships opportunities:
This is for you if you are not sure what you want to do for a career or if you are not quite ready to immediately take part in employment or other learning. It will also prepare you for the world of work or full-time learning. It might include work placements, community projects, or training at one of our centres. Engagement can also help when you have been offered a job which is dependent on a work trial or pre-employment probationary period.
Level 1 Traineeship:
If you know what career at this level you want to follow and are ready and able to undertake full-time learning then you can access this level directly. Level 1 could also include work placements, community projects and training with Futureworks while you do an NVQ or other qualifications in the sector you have chosen.
Futureworks currently offers Level 1 learning in:
Click on the sector title for more information about Traineeships and Apprenticeships in each industry.
For more information about Futureworks' Traineeships contact us on:
Information about Traineeships can also be found at:
Futureworks is a work-based learning provider; we have been working in partnership with Skills Academy Wales at NPTC Group of Colleges and LRC Training to deliver Apprenticeships on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills, Welsh Government.
We currently offer apprenticeship learning opportunities in the following sectors:
For more information about Futureworks Apprenticeships contact us on:
What are Apprenticeships?
As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications; this learning may include day release at one of Futureworks' centres. Futureworks' Apprentices can take between one and two years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices' ability and the industry sector. The minimum salary is £3.50 per hour; however, many apprentices earn significantly more.
Who are they for?
Apprenticeships are open to all age groups above 16 years-old whether you are just leaving school, have been working for years or are seeking to start a new career. There are different entry requirements depending on the Apprenticeship and the industry sector and competition for places with employers can be fierce, so you will need to show that you are committed, and aware of your responsibilities to both yourself and the company who would employ you. You also need to be happy to work as both part of a team and individually, and be able to use your own initiative.
Apprenticeships are designed with the help of the employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. There are targets and checks to make sure that your employer is supporting you and you are making progress.
As an employee you will be in employment for most of your time as most training takes place on the job. The rest usually takes place at a Futureworks' learning centre. The amount of time you spend varies according to your Apprenticeship and will be useful in your job and help you succeed in your future career.
Your employment will be for at least 30 hours per week. There may be a small number of circumstances where the learner cannot complete the full 30 hours. In these cases employment will be for more than 16 hours per week and your learning may last for a longer period of time because of this.
Apprenticeships are increasingly recognised as the gold standard for work-based learning. Futureworks currently offers two levels of Apprenticeship:
All Apprenticeships must include the following elements:
Information about Apprenticeships can be found at the following:
Welsh Government website at: www.wales.gov.uk
Useful generic information on apprenticeships, however, please note that apprenticeships in Wales differ in some areas for example title and framework requirements:
Futureworks has customer service centres in accessible town centre locations in Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven, Haverfordwest and Cardigan. For the delivery of our skills programmes we have learning facilities in all of these locations and our engineering centre in Pembroke Dock.
Telephone: 01437 776437
Telephone: 01437 776437
19 Old Bridge
Telephone: 01437 776437
The Skills Centre
Telephone: 01437 775663
3&4 St Mary Street