County Voice

Work Start Scheme

The team within Work Start just wanted to give you some up to date information on the project. Work Start is an employment led project within Working Denbighshire supporting individuals to get into employment. We can offer a three month paid placement, either paid or unpaid and support them throughout their journey. The support will consist of having an allocated project officer who will support them throughout their time, giving them access to training courses, mentoring, advice and support and look at the next steps. The placement officers will also provide tailored one to one support and work with the participant to get an individualized action plan for them to work on. For example, one person might want to have a goal that involves learning new skills, and one person might want to increase confidence; each person is different, meaning each plan is different.

Work Start is internal and external, meaning we can provide employment opportunities within the council and further afield. Some of the placement we have provided include

  • Administrative assistant
  • Social Media assistant
  • Dog grooming assistant
  • Labourer

Among many more, and the only requirement of Work Start is that the participant must be signed up to Working Denbighshire and be allocated a project and a mentor. We can then do the rest. It is worth noting that the majority of our placement end with further employment within that setting. It gives the participant real world experience and it can help provide some support to the business, with the aim of taking them on after the placement ends.

If you think your sector would benefit from a Work Start scheme, or you would like some more information on the project, then please email

Thank you!

Work Start Team

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