Careers advice in Wales
Where can people turn to for career information advice and guidance in Wales? Here we give more detail about the organisations, services and websites that can support you if you need careers advice, or are looking for work, training and apprenticeship opportunities in Wales.
Where to find careers advice
Careers Wales is the main careers advice hub. It supports young people as they start to plan their careers, as well as people of any age who find themselves in need of some careers advice. If you have been made redundant, are returning to work after a break or have just graduated, you can explore your options on the Careers Wales website. Run by the Welsh Government, it offers information on training, courses and apprenticeships, job profiles and online tools that help you match your personality type to particular jobs.
You can search for training courses and apprenticeships, get advice on interviews, application forms and CVs, and read hundreds of different job descriptions. School leavers, employers, parents and teachers will find all the advice and guidance they need here.
Working Wales is an employment advice and support service that helps people in Wales find work and improve their employability. It was only launched in 2019 but has proved a lifeline to thousands of people in that time, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Working Wales service offers face-to-face advice in Careers Wales centres across Wales, as well as comprehensive online support and information.
Working Wales has a clear mission supporting people in their search for work, whether that be helping with job applications, interview tips or writing CVs. There are also resources available to help people cope with redundancy, and providing advice, guidance and information about financial support, childcare and getting back into work if you have a disability or suffer from ill health.
The JobHelp website is another hugely helpful resource. It showcases which sectors are currently recruiting and provides detailed information on each one, including its main job roles, salary expectations, desirable skills and links to search for vacancies. The site contains a wealth of useful resources to help with your job search, including a wide range of information on finding work, careers advice, benefits and support, and skills and training.
Welsh job search resources
One of the best websites to look for current apprenticeship vacancies is Talentview. You can filter your searches by job role, location and specific apprentice levels.
The CLC Talent Retention Scheme
The Construction Leadership Council’s Talent Retention Scheme (CLC TRS) helps talented individuals showcase their experience and expertise. It helps businesses find the skills they need. Through the portal individuals can register their personal profile and CV to search for vacancies.
Jobs in Wales
Jobs in Wales is the leading jobs portal for vacancies in Wales. You can search thousands of current job vacancies, whether by job title, sector or location.
The major job portals
You can also register with job sites such as Indeed or TotalJobs. You’ll be able to upload your CV and set up job alerts to help you find suitable opportunities. Employers will also be able to contact you directly.
Google job search
You can search for anything on Google, and jobs are no different. The Google Careers search engine allows you to filter by job area, location, skills and qualifications, and organisations. Upload a profile and apply directly for any job listed.
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