Support and advice
We can support financial and professional businesses to establish and grow in Wales.
Developing your workforce
Apprenticeships are readily available to financial and professional services. They focus on providing high level skills in disciplines such as accounting, banking, contact centre operations, data analytics, insurance, IT and legal services.
The Financial Sector Graduate Programme is a unique initiative in which leading financial companies collaborate to nurture top graduate talent for the future success of the sector.
Jobs Growth Wales gives support for businesses that provide unemployed young people aged 16 to 24 with a job opportunity for a minimum of six months. The programme allows employers to take on job-ready young people and reclaim up to half their salary for 6 months. The employer is required to create a job in addition to their existing workforce.
The Skills Gateway provides information on other programmes and areas of support.
Technology and Expertise
Welsh universities and college carry out cutting-edge research which is redefining what’s possible in business. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships help you to access these academic skills and expertise.
The Smart Cymru programme provides funding for research and development projects as well as supporting collaborative partnerships with research organisations.
Superfast Cymru supports businesses to access ultrafast broadband speeds and helps businesses make the most of digital technology.
There is a range of business grants, loans and other finance that your business may be eligible for. Our business finance pages help you find the most appropriate.