Project

PRIME Cymru at work

PRIME Cymru

Provides free support for mature individuals in Wales to set up in business, find employment, or develop skills through training and volunteering opportunities.

In 2019, The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund (PWCF) awarded £57,000 over three years to PRIME Cymru. The PRIME People Plus programme helps mature individuals who are facing barriers to re-entering the world of work, such as health conditions or a lack of skills.

Support was provided by staff and volunteer mentors, who worked with individuals to develop tailored action plans. Through training, volunteering, work placements and consideration of all options (including self-employment), PRIME Cymru helps people to move closer towards securing paid employment.

PRIME Cymru is helping to create a more motivated workforce, reducing the likelihood of poverty in older age, revitalising communities and reducing feelings of social marginalisation.

One beneficiary who received computer skills training said "I never needed to use computers in work before and we got each job by word of mouth and recommendations. Nowadays everything is done on computer and you need to search for jobs online. Even training courses are done online so you really need to be familiar with computers to get work nowadays."

Thanks to PRIME Cymru, the beneficiary has learnt how to navigate computers and completed an online Health and Safety Certificate, moving him closer to securing paid employment.

To learn more about PRIME Cymru, please click here.