JGW – Comparison group survey

How we hold and process your information

The Welsh Government have commissioned Wavehill to evaluate the Jobs Growth Wales programme. As part of this, we wish to speak to individuals who applied for opportunities via JGW but who did not secure a placement. Your contact details were provided to us by the Welsh Government, you do not have to take part in the survey.

 

The evaluation is being undertaken to help the Welsh Government understand whether Jobs Growth Wales is working effectively and to inform decisions about the best way to support young people seeking employment.

 

The data you provide will only be used for research and evaluation purposes.

Any personal information collected as part of the evaluation is kept confidential. Your answers to the survey will not be made public in a way that could lead to you. Wavehill will produce a report based on the data but this will not identify any individuals

 

Wavehill will delete the information you provide and all personal data relating to this research within three months of the end of the evaluation. Welsh Government will hold an anonymised version of the dataset (a dataset with things like the names and contact details of individuals taken out) for five years after the end of the evaluation. The Welsh Government may conduct further analysis of this dataset or ask other research organisations to conduct analysis on its behalf.

 

If you would like further information on the study, please contact Louise Petrie at louise.petrie@wavehill.com or on 01545 571711. The Welsh Government contact for this research is Tom Higgins on 03000257811

 

You can also contact the data protection officer for the Welsh Government at DataProtectionOfficer@gov.wales.

 

Under the new data protection legislation, you have the right:

·         To access your personal data held by the Welsh Government.

·         To require Welsh Government to correct any mistakes in that data.

·         To (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing.

·         For (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’.

 

Please contact the Tom Higgins if you wish to do any of these things in relation to this project. If you have any concerns about how your data has been handled, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office who is Welsh Government’s independent regulator for data protection.  You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113, via the website www.ico.gov.uk , or write to: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Further information

1.      Why is this research happening?

The Welsh Government have commissioned Wavehill to undertake an evaluation of the Jobs Growth Wales program. The aim of the evaluation is to understand whether JGW is working effectively in helping young people find employment. As part of this evaluation we want to talk to individuals who applied for JGW opportunities but did not find a placement. In particular, we want to know about your experiences of applying for a JGW placement and how your search for work has gone since you applied.

 

2.      What type of information is collected through the survey?

The survey focuses on what it was like to apply for a Jobs Growth Wales placement and your experiences since you applied.

 

3.      What is personal data?

Personal data means any information that could lead to a person being identified either alone or in combination with other widely-available information, e.g. their name, their address, or details specific to that person.

We do not collect personal data as part of this survey. However Wavehill does use personal data provided by the Welsh Government to facilitate this survey, for example, your name and contact details.

 

4.      How long will personal data be kept for?

Wavehill will hold personal data during the contract period but will delete it three months after the end of the contract.

Wavehill will provide Welsh Government with an anonymised version of the dataset. This means the dataset will not include information that could identify you. In particular, your name, address and other contact details will be deleted from this dataset. Welsh Government will hold this dataset for five years following the end of the project.

 

5.      What is the legal basis for collecting and processing the data collected through the survey?

The Jobs Growth Wales evaluation enables the Welsh Government to understand whether Jobs Growth Wales is working effectively. It is therefore used to support activities within the Welsh Government’s public task. That is, the core role and functions of the Welsh Government. For example, the information collected might be used:

·         To decide whether changes need to be made to Jobs Growth Wales

·         To decide whether schemes like Jobs Growth Wales should continue in the future

·         To understand the best ways to support young people who are looking for work

The evaluation is being carried out by Wavehill on behalf of the Welsh Government. Your individual participation in the research is voluntary.

 

6.      What is the purpose of processing your answers to the survey?

The data is used for research and evaluation purposes only. The data will be analysed to enable Welsh Government to understand the impact and effectiveness of the JGW program. This will help the Welsh Government decide whether any changes need to be made to JGW and how support for young people looking for employment should develop in the future. The data will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes and it will not be used to take make decisions about you as an individual.

 

7.      Who has access to the personal data collected through the survey?

Wavehill will have a copy of the personal data to allow it to carry out the survey and to prepare the final dataset. They will delete personal data within three months of the end of the project.

Welsh Government will not have access to personal data collected through the survey. The dataset the Welsh Government receives from Wavehill will be anonymised – information that could be used to identify individuals will be removed.

 

Where the Welsh Government undertakes further analysis or follow up research in support of the purposes outlined in section 5, this work may be commissioned to be carried out by an accredited third party (e.g. a research organisation or a consultancy company). Any such work will only be undertaken under contract. Welsh Government’s standard terms and conditions for such contracts set out strict requirements for the processing and safekeeping of data. Any analysis of this kind would be undertaken with an anonymised version of the data.

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