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Friday, September 15, 2023

Working Denbighshire offering help to school leavers

Following on from results month, Denbighshire County Council’s Working Denbighshire team are reminding recent high school and sixth form leavers that free support and help is available.

Working Denbighshire is an employability service which aims at supporting Denbighshire residents, aged 16 and above through coaching, training, and mentoring. 

Part of this service offers Wellbeing support. This has been put in place to help participants who don’t feel ready to go straight into employment or a placement. The dedicated wellbeing team have organised free weekly activities to raise aspiration, increase motivation and engagement. Activities planned include Beach Yoga, Lama Walking and Coffee Mornings, all aimed to improve participants confidence and skills for the future. 

Working Denbighshire also have dedicated teams in place for students that feel ready to go straight into employment but would benefit from 1-2-1 support and guidance with career development. Experienced mentors are on hand to help with job searching, CV writing and to support individuals through application processes for training, volunteering and placement opportunities, all focused around their choice of career. 

Support doesn’t stop there, as the team is trained to work to the needs of the individual and will even offer financial support for students experiencing financial barriers when trying to access training, placement or employment. 

Councillor Jason McLellan, Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Economic Growth & Tackling Deprivation said: “Working Denbighshire are there to help school leavers with any employment advice they may need. 

"The team can also help with finding training and further qualifications and finding a work or volunteering placement.” 

David Morgan, Working Denbighshire Manager at Working Denbighshire said: “It is important that we offer a 1-2-1 personalised service to each of our participants as everyone needs a different level of support, especially young people who have recently left education.” 

Geraint Davies, Head of Service for Education at Denbighshire County Council said: “Leaving school or sixth form can be a confusing time, with many roads to choose from. Working Denbighshire are there for school leavers, if they decide to go straight into work after finishing their education.”

Working Denbighshire is part funded through the Welsh Government Communities for Work Plus Programme which supports those most disadvantaged in the labour market to overcome the barriers preventing them from gaining employment. 

Working Denbighshire has received £3,529,632 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

* To sign up to receive support from Working Denbighshire visit - or to find out more about the service -

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