They've just helped me. They've made me more confident and made me realise that I can do it.

Do you want to learn new skills, build your qualifications and get paid work experience?

Symud Ymlaen Moving Forward works alongside Learning 4 Life to help young people gain access to employment and training, through 16 to 26 week paid work placements.

So far, we have matched young people with work placements across a huge range of sectors including animal care, construction, leisure and hospitality, parks and garden, catering and many more. 

Who can get support through Symud Ymlaen Moving Forward?

Symud Ymlaen Moving Forward is available for any young person, age 16 - 24, who has had experience of or is known to social services, and any young person, age 16 - 24, who has had experience of or is known to Youth Justice. Symud Ymlaen Moving Forward is operational in Blaenau Gwent, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Caerphilly, Torfaen, Merthyr, Bridgend, Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Neath Port Talbot. 

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How does it work?

There are two stages to Symud Ymlaen Moving Forward. 

Stage 1: You will be given pre-employability support, delivered in Learning 4 Life, to build your skills ahead of a 16 or 26 week paid work placement.

Stage 2: An Employment Liaison Officer will then help you to source a work placement, and provide you with ongoing support to help you get the most out of your placement.

Our team of Employment Liaison Officers are there to provide structured, regular support throughout your placement. 

Are you an employer and could provide a work placement for a young person? All costs are funded through the project and will not be passed on to the employer. 

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