Unemployment rates are high, especially due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, there are still plenty of opportunities for employment, and help to upskill or retrain if you are unemployed or considering a new job.

Here’s some help you can find if you’re unemployed.

National Services

GovUK – Benefits to help you on your feet if you’re unemployed.

Citizens Advice: Benefits – Information and advice on claiming and receiving benefits.

Job Centre Plus – Contact the job centre for help with claiming benefits and looking for jobs.

Kickstart Scheme – Provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.

Careers Wales – Advice and support if you’re looking for a job.

Working Wales – Free advice, guidance and access to training to help you get into work or further your career.

Prospects – Career advice, information, and guidance.

Plattform – Skills and employment help with a peer mentoring facility.

TheSprout – Search for information on jobs and careers on TheSprout’s very own info page.

Meic – An advocacy and helpline service to support you with anything. Contact Meic daily from 8AM – Midnight on: Freephone (080880 23456), Text (84001) or Instant Message.

Useful Apps

HMRC – View your tax, benefits and savings easily with the HMRC app.

LinkedIn – Search for jobs, create an online CV, and connect with employers and recruiters worldwide.

Blogs and Guides

Surviving Unemployment – The Mix

Youth Unemployment – Youth Employment


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