Overall aim of the project

MTIB’s Employability Skills Programme aims to support unemployed adults into employment and sustain employment by improving their employability skills. 

Am I eligible?

  • Yes if you are over 18 
  • Yes if you have been unemployed and registered with Job Centre Plus for over 3 months
  • Yes if you live in Merthyr Tydfil, RCT or Blaenau Gwent

What will I get out of the project?

  • Support from specialist Employment & Training Officers who have a wealth of experience
  • The opportunity to attend group sessions where peer group support will be encouraged
  • Access to volunteering opportunities, work placements and paid employment 
  • In work coaching for new employees, if required
  • Opportunity and encouragement to develop confidence levels, self-esteem and motivation
  • Work preparation training, e.g. interview skills, application forms and CV writing
  • Vocation skills training, e.g Health and Safety, First Aid, Manual Handling and Fire Awareness

What will it involve

  • 12 week Employability Skills Programme, 16 hours per week
  • 'Better off in Work' Calculations
  • Individual support surrounding balancing work/life stress
  • Employer engagement
  • Possibility of work placements


In addition to the above, MTIB can provide transport to and from the venue.

Project funding

The Employability Skills programme has been funded by the Welsh Government.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team members:

Tel: 01685 370072
Email: [email protected]