Elite Supported Employment Agency logoEstablished in 1994, ELITE Supported Employment Agency Ltd is a registered charity that has its vision and mission to enable vocational experiences and / or paid employment opportunities for people with disabilities or those at disadvantage of all ages via appropriate support.

ELITE operates within the Model of Supported Employment, which commences with the referral of individuals interested in paid employment. 

Elite SEA - Gavin Carthew Work Placement with GR Feb 18The initial stage of Supported Employment involves the correct job matching of individuals to vacancies, based on their choices, abilities and circumstances. ELITE works closely with individuals, their support system and family, prior to employment through a carefully structured assessment procedure. When an appropriate job has been identified individuals are given one to one support from our training staff that includes counselling and support prior to interviews, accompanying individuals to interviews, specially tailored one to one training within a workplace and support with the social aspect of a job.  This support is maintained until a person can work independently. 

 ELITE works closely with employers, negotiating the terms and conditions of the job and the specialised sections within the Department for Work and Pensions to obtain any additional help such as equipment, transport assistance or adaptations at a workplace. Work choices cover a whole range of employment opportunities including production, cleaning, animal care, retail and catering. Individuals work a variety of hours ranging from one hour per week to full time.  

ELITE were delighted to announce their role as the South Wales Supported Employment delivery partner, within a consortium of organisations that have been awarded a grant to boost the employment prospects of young people aged 16 to 25, in Wales with a learning disability and / or learning difficulty, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and are NEET.

Elite SEA - MICHELLE SHELVES Feb 18The five-year Engage to Change project, started in 2015 and aims to work with 800 employers across Wales to help 1,000 young people with learning disability and/or autism to develop their employment skills through paid work placements lasting between 6-12 months.

Engage to Change partner organisations include Supported Employment Agencies ELITE and Agoriad, Learning Disability Wales, All Wales People First and Cardiff University. The project is being funded by The Big Lottery Fund's Getting Ahead 2 grant. As one of the delivery partners, ELITE will be delivering activities across 16 counties in South/West/East Wales including Swansea.

For more information contact: [email protected] / Tel: 01443 226664 or visit: www.elitesea.co.uk