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Working Links Wales. Specialist provider of employability provision for people furthest away from the labour market. Established in 2000 as a pilot project.

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1 Working Links Wales

2 Specialist provider of employability provision for people furthest away from the labour market. Established in 2000 as a pilot project supporting long term unemployment back into sustainable employment. 23 offices across Wales Contracts including Work Choice, Newday Services, and Work Programme We’ve helped more than 22,000 people into employment across Wales Working Links

3 The Work Programme Why it’s different ? UK Government’s flagship welfare to work programme - single programme to replace complex network of provision. Scale: geography, volume & diversity - More than 146,000 people assisted through 2 Prime Contractors & diverse supply chains. Combined client groups - move towards Universal Credit Designed to offer tailored personalised support – innovation through ‘Black Box’ Payments by results

4 Eligible Customer Groups Customer Group JCP -Referral Point From Mandatory Voluntary JSA MonthsMandatory JSA MonthsMandatory JSA Early Access3 MonthsMandatory or Voluntary JSA Ex IB3 MonthsMandatory ESA VolunteerAt Any TimeVoluntary ESA Flow (WRAG& Support Group) At Any Time (When customers fit for work within 3 Months) Mandatory or Voluntary ESA Ex IBAt Any Time (When customers fit for work within 3 Months) Mandatory / Voluntary **2 years allotted time on Programme**

5 Working Links Agoriad Gwynedd & Anglesey Pembrokeshire College Pembrokeshire Torfaen Training Torfaen & Monmouthshire Remploy Powys & NPT Tier 1 Prime Contractor BITC, RATHBONE, SALLUS, GOFAL CYMRU, SKILL WALES Tier 2 End to End Providers Tier 3 Specialist Providers Delivery Structure

6 Colwyn BayRhyl Mold Wrexham Bangor Holyhead DolgellauPwllheli Machynlleth Welshpool Newtown Llandrindod Wells Brecon Ystradgynlais Aberystwyth Cardigan Bridgend Maesteg Treorchy Pontypridd Cardiff Newport Caerphilly Abertillery Tredegar Ebbw Vale Merthyr Tydfil Bargoed Pontypool Cwmbran Blaenavon Monmouth Chepstow Abergavenny Aberdare Swansea Ammanford Llanelli Carmarthen Pembroke Dock Milford Haven Haverfordwest Work Programme Delivery Locations Key:- Working Links (78.6%) Agoriad (5.3%) Remploy (7.7%) Torfaen Training (5.2%) Pembs College (3.2%) Neath Port Talbot

7 Typical Employer Offer Employer Sourcing Suitable Candidates Sourcing Suitable Candidates CSR Agenda CSR Agenda Training & Skills Pre & Post Employment Training & Skills Pre & Post Employment In Work Support In Work Support Signposting / Consultancy Signposting / Consultancy Pre Screening Sifting CV’s Work Trials Sector Specific Routeways Career progression & Development Health Services / legal / HR Community Benefit

8 Working with the Sector Future Opportunities leverage of purchasing power to create opportunities Sustained opportunities across services and functions (not just construction) Possible Employers as service providers (training providers) Has to be employer driven (Right people/ Right Jobs) Not just about jobs.

9 The Partnership to date What opportunities have we worked on What has worked well What areas would we improve What are the next steps.

10 Where are the opportunities for you ? Exercise on current levels of spend –?


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