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Employment Liaison Project

The Employment Liaison Project (ELP) is funded by the Welsh Government and supported by the Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone. The purpose of the project is to establish a demand led, work ready employment pool that meets the needs of the local manufacturing, engineering and construction sectors. The Employment Liaison Officers, based within the Council’s Regeneration Service, is responsible for delivering recruitment and training support for existing businesses and future inward investors.

For Employers the ELP can:

• Provide free support to meet recruitment requirements
• Match local skilled workers to business opportunities
• Provide local labour via a Blaenau Gwent skills database
• Offer advice on funding
• Identify training to upskill the existing workforce, and make appropriate referrals
• Provide options for commercial training specific to business needs
• Monitor progression of placed employees
• Refer to wider business support and networks

For local residents, seeking work or new opportunities, the ELP can:

• Add your CV to the Blaenau Gwent skills database
• Work with local employers and partners to identify job opportunities, with a focus on the manufacturing sector
• Inform you of upcoming, relevant job vacancies
• Provide interview preparation techniques through partner support
• Signpost to training and skills providers to enhance your CV
• Attend employment events to communicate upcoming opportunities
• Match local workers to job opportunities

Blaenau Gwent; home of the Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone