Over 14,000 young people find work thanks to Jobs Growth Wales – 1,941 in Cardiff

Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Julie James, has welcomed figures showing that Jobs Growth Wales, the Welsh Government’s youth employment programme, has filled 14,094 job opportunities.

Since the programme began in 2012, 1,941 of these job opportunities have been filled in Cardiff. The programme has created a total of 16,888 job opportunities across Wales.

January’s statistics show that during the last month this European Social Fund-backed programme successfully offered job opportunities to 185 job hunters.

This flagship Welsh Government programme provides unemployed young people aged 16-24 with a job opportunity for six months. Jobs Growth Wales helps employers to grow their business by paying the young person’s salary, with the hope they will be offered sustained employment after six months.

The latest figures published on the Welsh Government’s website, success rates for the programme continuing, with eight out of ten young people working in the private sector progressing into employment or further learning after completing their Jobs Growth Wales six month opportunities