A mentoring scheme which helps people into employment is being made available to Powys residents.

The Communities for Work Plus programme is funded by the Welsh Government and delivered by Powys Council, and offers one-to-one support for developing new skills and obtaining employment.

People over the age of 16 who are either unemployed or in low paid work and looking to upskill can access support from a qualified mentor.

The mentors assist individuals to improve their employability skills, which includes CV writing, interview preparation, confidence building, finding work placements and sourcing funding for qualifications.

Cllr James Evans, Powys Council's cabinet member for economy, said: “Strengthening the local economy and helping people into work remains a big priority for the council so we’re delighted to be delivering this mentoring service with the backing of Welsh Government funding.

“Coronavirus has had a devastating impact on our economy in recent months and I know many people are fighting for their jobs, which makes a support service like this one all the more important.

“There can be many barriers when looking for work, such as training needs and low confidence, but this programme can help with those things and much more.

“Communities for Work Plus offers a support package which is tailored to the individual’s situation. If people need help finding employment, I urge them to make the most of this great opportunity and get in touch.”

To find out more Communities for Work Powys on Facebook or email jobsupport@powys.gov.uk