On Friday, 07 June a Workways+ Employer Support Group meeting was held at Penmorfa, Aberaeron. The main aim of the group is to improve the employer network and relationships with stakeholders and partner organisations across Ceredigion.

The group provides an efficient support service to both the participant and the employer. It also provides the opportunity for sharing best practice and to discuss all the latest developments, vacancies and events.

Guest speakers during the meeting were Gareth Thomas from Business in Focus, Enterprise Hub and David Bannister from Antur Teifi.

Attendees included representatives from local employees, public and third sector organisations including, the Department for Work and Pensions, Resolve Computing, Thomas Safety Services, Careers Wales, Workways+, Ceredigion County Council, JGHR Solutions, Antur Teifi, Communities for Work+, Wales & West Housing, Prime Cymru, Business Wales, DEWIS and the National Library of Wales.

Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn is the leader of Ceredigion County Council. She said, “There are many public, voluntary and third sector organisations that work closely with employers in one form or another. This group creates the perfect opportunity for them all to meet and focus directly on supporting participants into employment in Ceredigion and ensuring businesses access the support they need. Workways+ and the support group may be just the help you need if you’re struggling to find the right employee for your business or if you’re a local company looking to recruit new staff.”

If you are an employer, business owner, a not for profit or third sector organisation, or public organisation and wish to attend the group, please contact john.evans2@ceredigion.gov.uk or 01545 574193. The date of the group’s next meeting is 6 September 2019.

Workways+ is an employability project, part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government, and Ceredigion County Council. It offers free training and paid work experience opportunities for unemployed people to help get their lives back on track. It offers one-to-one mentoring, support with job-seeking and interview skills, and the chance to gain new qualifications.