Work Experience

See how work experience can help you

One of the best ways to get a job is to get work experience on your CV. Work experience can help build key skills and prove to employers that you have the skills and ability to carry out a job. It proves that you have the right attitude to work and you have the self-discipline to get to work on time and do a day’s work.  Powerful stuff! Workways+ can go further by offering a Paid Work Experience (PWO).  A PWO is where Workways+ funds a wage so the person we are supporting gets all the benefits of work experience and a wage and the employer doesn’t need to pay anything. Many people we have supported with a PWO have been employed full time. For people looking to get a job it’s a no lose opportunity!

Make this year the year you get great work experience.

At 48 years old, low skilled and long-term unemployed, Rob Driscoll (third from right) thought that his chances of finding a job that he could enjoy were extremely limited.

Workways+ funded a ‘Paid for Work Opportunity’ with Pembrokeshire based building company Miles Plant Hire. ‘Paid Work Opportunities’ run over several weeks and enable businesses to employ and provide experience to people without any cost to them. Rob started work with Miles Plant and loved it. Rob’s 16 week ‘PWO’ ended on the 21st April and Miles Plant Hire was pleased to offer Rob a full time job from that day onward.

Former care sector worker Hannah Howells (on the right with Carol Workways+) was forced to give up her job after a long period of debilitating ill-health. Hannah began a Workways+  ‘paid work opportunity’ as a Youth Worker at Canolfan Maerdy Youth Club, Tairgwaith. With her experience of raising four children, Hannah had lots to offer within this role and she relished the opportunity to do something she could be passionate about.

Find out more by contacting our office in your local area

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