Work Wales may be an independent organisation but we carry the weight and expertise of many recognisable organisations locally and nationally.

You can feel safe knowing that you are in good hands when using the services of Work Wales.

Here are a list of our support services, accreditations and licences.

Recruitment & Employment Confederation

Every employer should have confidence that their business is in the hands of an expert, trained and experienced recruitment company. The only way to ensure peace of mind, is to work with members of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), the industry’s trade body. REC members stand for Quality, Excellence, Standards and Best Practice.

Work Wales is proud to be a member of the REC and we are bound by its Code of Professional Practice which details the standards required to ensure employers and job seekers receive a quality recruitment service. REC members are also committed to promoting diversity, bringing to your business the benefits of a diverse workforce that complies with Government regulations.

In conclusion, I would like to say what a pleasure it was to meet you and to see such an excellent agency. I can now confirm that you have passed the inspection.

REC Inspection

In 2007, the REC introduced a programme of mandatory inspections as a condition of membership. Each month they select a number of corporate members to be visited by an Assessment Officer and assessed against 10 areas of REC standards and industry regulations. All 10 areas was quite an achievement.

Work Wales passed the inspection with flying colours and were advised that very few agencies pass first time; and that they are a credit to recruitment agencies.  This is a testament to Work Wales's high standards and practices and gives their clients confidence that their business is in good hands.

Gangmaster Licence

The Gangmaster licensing scheme regulates businesses who provide workers to the fresh produce supply chain and horticulture industry, to make sure they meet the employment standards required by law.

As an employment agency labour provider who provides workers to these sectors then we are required to have a GLA licence - it is a criminal offence to supply workers without a licence or use an unlicensed labour provider.

  •  Agriculture
  •  Horticulture
  •  Shellfish gathering
  •  Any associated processing and packaging

How does the licensing scheme work?

Work Wales has been assessed to check we meet the GLA licensing standards which cover health and safety, accommodation, pay, transport and training. The GLA authority checks that we are fit to hold a licence and that tax, National Insurance and VAT regulations are met.

What are the benefits of licensing?

Workers receive fair treatment, the pay, benefits and conditions they are entitled to.

Labour providers are not undercut by those who pay less than the minimum wage or avoid tax. Industry standards are raised.

Labour users can check their workers come from a legitimate provider and are informed if their labour provider’s licence is revoked.

Consumers can be assured that their food has been picked and packed in an ethical environment. Illegal activities which lead to a loss of public revenue – income tax, VAT and NI – are reduced.

FSB

The FSB is non-profit making and non-party political. The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches. Work Wales has been a member since 2008 and will continue to use their services.

Morgan La Roche

Morgan LaRoche is a full service practice offering specialist legal advice to businesses and private clients. They are not large and they are not bureaucratic, but they are brilliant at providing strategic solutions to our clients.

MLR play to their strengths, and that means they specialise in the areas of law that they know they excel at. So, while they do all things that you would expect from your lawyers they do them creatively, intelligently and with the utmost of care. Their depth of expertise also ensures that they are able to provide specialist advice to businesses operating across a diverse range of sectors, it’s for these reasons that Work Wales joined forces with MLR in 2010 and will continue to work with them in the future.

Butterfield Morgan

Butterfield Morgan are one of Swansea's largest and oldest firms of chartered accountants. Offering a wealth of experience to local businesses and organisations, their client list varies greatly from individuals, sole traders and partnerships, charities and trusts to substantial UK based groups and consortia. Established in 1985 through the merger of two practices trading since 1946, Butterfield Morgan have over 60 years of knowledge and experience in the industry and have been a valuable help to Work Wales on providing accountancy information to assist with tenders and contracts.

Voyager

Voyager is a leading provider of innovative recruitment software. With their focus on service and delivering tangible benefits, their recruitment solutions offer rapid deployment. Their products span the entire recruitment landscape from the front office to the back office and even to the bureau. By combining their recruitment software products, which are all fully integrated, they have a strong track record of delivering vertical market solutions. Their extensive recruitment software product range focuses on all aspects of a company's relationship with its clients and candidates.

What sets Voyager apart from the competition is the fact that their products have been written by recruiters. Many of their people have first-hand knowledge of the challenges and intensity of running a recruitment business and this depth of experience is reflected in each of their products and solutions.

It’s not surprising that they have become recognised everywhere as the recruiter’s choice.

Broadbean

Broadbean is the market-leading job posting system that enables us to instantly distribute adverts to thousands of job boards. Broadbean is fully integrated with our database, enabling us to accurately track all our candidates from application to placement. It has intelligent search functions that give us the edge when searching for your perfect employee.

Investors in People

To be completed in 2015

ISO 9001

To be completed in 2015

ISO 14001

To be completed in 2015