Do you need a digital device to look for work?
Why do I need a digital device to get a job?
These days, it’s almost essential to be online to find a job. Most jobs are advertised online and people are expected to apply online. Many employers are looking for people with basic digital skills and ask people for a digital CV. There may even be courses or qualifications you need which can only be done online.
Doing all this on a smart phone can be tricky. It’s usually much easier on a laptop or even a tablet device. But not everyone has one of these.
Digital Communities Wales and Communities for Work have teamed up to lend laptops and tablets to people who need one to help them look for, and get, a job.
What is Communities for Work?
Communities for Work is a Welsh Government programme which provides support and advice to people who are not in employment and face many barriers which make it harder for them to get a job. You will have your own mentor who will meet you at a convenient place near you. You can also get:
- Access to a wide range of training, work experience and volunteering opportunities
- Training for specific qualifications such as CSCS, SIA, Food Hygiene, Hairdressing
- Employability skills, including updating CV’s, job applications and interview preparation
- Confidence building
- Help and advice with travel, childcare or caring responsibilities
- Guidance and support to access the internet for online job applications
- Help with finding suitable job opportunities
I’m interested in Communities for Work. What do I need to do?
To find out if you can get support from CfW and borrow a laptop from the programme, contact your local team:
Tel: 01495 304352 / 01495 357757
Tel: 01656 815317
Tel: 07825 634157
Tel: 029 2087 1000
Tel: 01554 744303
Tel: 01545 574193
Tel: 01492 575578 / 07711 567191
Tel: 01824 706491
Tel: 01352 704430
Isle of Anglesey
Tel: 01248 750057
Tel: 01685 727077
Tel: 07929 749966
Neath Port Talbot
Tel: 01639 685915
Tel: 08081 963482
Tel: 01437 776437
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Tel: 01443 744308
Tel: 01792 457025
Tel: 01495 742131/01633 648312
Vale of Glamorgan
Tel: 07874 635237
Tel: 01978 802418 / 01978 820520
Case studies from the Communities for Work device loan scheme
Laptop loan scheme helps single mum close in on dream nursery job
A woman from Wrexham is a step closer to getting her dream nursery job thanks to a scheme that allows people who are out of work to borrow IT equipment.