This page is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).
BSL video: changes to JobSense
What JobSense is
JobSense is an employment service, which supports people in West Wales and the Valleys over the age of 25 who are Deaf, have hearing loss and/or sight loss, to gain qualifications, experience and move closer to finding work.
BSL video: what JobSense is
Where JobSense is available
JobSense is only accepting new applications in West Wales and the Valleys:
- Neath Port Talbot
- Rhondda Cynon Taf
- Merthyr Tydfil
- Blaenau Gwent.
BSL video: where JobSense is available
Who can apply
JobSense is no longer available in East Wales. Applications are now closed.
Applications for JobSense in West Wales & the Valleys are handled by ELITE Supported Employment. Visit the ELITE Supported Employment website
BSL video: who can apply
How you can benefit from JobSense
A specialist employment advisor will work with you on a one-to-one basis, trained in sensory loss awareness. Many of our advisors have lived experience of hearing or sight loss, and use British Sign Language (BSL). The advisors will:
- review your education, work history, skills, interests and goals
- help you explore learning and training opportunities
- support you to overcome any barriers in accessing information, communicating or travelling
- help you create your CV, search and apply for jobs, as well as interview preparation.
BSL video: how individuals can benefit from JobSense
JobSense supports employers to successfully recruit deaf people, and those with hearing loss or sight loss. The advisors can:
- provide information about hearing and sight loss awareness training
- support you to interpret and implement employment legislation
- advise you about Access to Work (the Government fund to provide practical support for a person in work)
- guide you to make reasonable adjustments and support you with work trials.
BSL video: how employers can benefit from JobSense
Get in touch
- [email protected]
Partners and funders
JobSense is a partnership between:
The service has been supported with almost £3m from the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.