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About Bridges into Work 2

Bridges into Work 2 is funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) working with people over 25yrs who are unemployed or economically inactive.

The Bridges into Work 2 Team offer support via highly experienced Tutors/ Mentors based at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre which has a fully operational Retail training shop with working tills, ICT suite and Construction Workshops. We also work out in the Community to meet your needs and due to the global pandemic have set up online sessions where you can interact with your personal tutor.

We offer packages tailored to meet the needs of individuals which help to improve Health & Well-being, to gain qualifications and to find suitable routes into employment, education and training.

What can Bridges into Work 2 offer you?

  • Individual One to One support
  • Recognised Qualifications
  • Work related accreditation and training
  • Work preparation

 For further information about Bridges into Work 2 contact us on 01685 727099

Recognised Qualifications

The Bridges into Work 2 team have experienced tutors that can provide a wide range of qualifications to suit all levels of abilities and circumstances.

Our qualifications are quality assured by the Welsh Awarding body Agored Cymru and are offered at level 1 and 2.

Here is a selection of the training we deliver

Covid-19 Training

ICT - Online Basics / ECDL level 1 and 2

Construction - CSCS card/ COSHH / Asbestos Awareness

Retail and Customer Services

Food Hygiene

Interview Techniques

Care

Child Safeguarding

Learning Support for Children & Young People who have additional learning needs.

The delivery of courses can range from a one day session to weekly sessions where you can work at your own pace.

We also provide support in Personal Development and Confidence building.

Work Preparation

Bridges into Work 2 can offer a wide range of support in order to help you move closer to your career goal, whether that plan is to go into further education or find part-time or full-time employment. Due to the global pandemic we can now offer all these services online.

Here is a list of the types of activities we can support you with:

  • Completing a professional CV
  • Job search
  • Job application
  • Interview preparation & techniques
  • Help with Universal Credit

We will be re-opening socially distanced Work Clubs in the near future

Volunteering & Work Placement

At Bridges into Work 2 we are continuously networking with local employers and charities to offer volunteering and work placement opportunities to extend your CV with a view to moving you ever closer to employment.

Our volunteering & work placement opportunities are created with you in mind and our experienced Employment Liaison Officer will guide your through this worthwhile experience.

Opportunities can be provided in the following sectors:

  • Catering
  • Retail
  • Administration
  • Construction
  • Grounds work
  • ICT

For further information on volunteering and work placement opportunities please contact:

Kevin Davies on 01685 727076 or NLC 01685 727099

Eligibility and Referrals

Are you eligible?

To be eligible to receive support from Bridges into Work 2 you must be over 25yrs old, not in employment or full time education and live in a non CF post code (we will check this on your enquiry and refer you onto the appropriate programme).  You must not be participating on the DWP Work Programme or Work Choice.

Referral Process

You can self-refer by contacting us on 01685 727099,  by email to nlc.enquiries@merthyr.gov.uk or through Facebook- Bridges into Work 2 Merthyr Tydfil.

Alternatively, your Careers Wales Adviser or DWP Work Coach can refer you to us by telephone, email or Annex 12/NLC Referral form.

All other third party agencies are welcome to make a referral to us by telephone, email or NLC referral form.

Return Referral Forms to the following address:

Bridges into Work 2

Neighbourhood Learning Centre

17-20 Penydre

Gurnos

Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 9DY

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