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ReAct - Redundancy Action Scheme

The Redundancy Action Scheme II (ReAct II) is a programme of funding for training provided by the Welsh Government for people living in Wales who are facing redundancy. The scheme can also help Employers who are downsizing their business or are recruiting staff.

We can give you a training award of up to £1,500 to help you get the skills you need to land a job. You can train while you are job hunting or you can go on courses to get the skills you need even if you plan to become self employed eventually.

Who is eligible?

Support under the ReAct II scheme is available for individuals who:

  • have become unemployed in the last three months as a result of redundancy, are currently unemployed, and who have not been in continuous employment for 6 weeks or more since being made redundant; or
  • are currently under notice of redundancy; and
  • have not undertaken any publicly funded training since being made redundant, including the work-based learning suite of programmes.

What is available?

There are 3 elements to ReAct II:

  • Recruitment & Training Support
  • Discretionary Award - Vocational Training
  • Discretionary Award - Extra Support.

Support is available for eligible applicants to increase their skills and remove barriers to learning, or returning to work. In order to ensure that this training provides the best possible chance of finding new employment, all applicants will need to have their training needs assessed by Careers Wales. Careers Wales will also advise on suitable training courses and training venues.

Under this part of the scheme the following financial support is available:

  • 100 per cent of training costs to acquire new skills (up to a maximum of £1,500);
  • help with the cost of special equipment to remove barriers to training;
  • help towards the cost of travelling to training courses;
  • overnight accommodation costs, where appropriate;
  • a contribution towards childcare costs whilst training (subject to limits and conditions).

Find out more

You can get more information on ReAct from the ReAct Team in Swansea, from your local Careers Wales office or from Learning and Careers Advice on 0800 100 900.

Contact details

Contact Siw Owen on 08445 460 460.