Priorities of Welsh Government

On Skills and Employability

Welsh Government is committed to supporting people to build skills and confidence to find and stay in work. It will also support employers to find the workforce they require for their businesses to flourish.

Skills and Employability are priority areas for the Welsh Government because it understands that the better people’s skills, the better their chances of getting fair, secure and rewarding employment.

The stronger the skills base in Wales the more chance there is to attract new businesses and grow existing ones to improve overall prosperity.


Employability Plan

The plan aims to tackle unemployment and economic inactivity and identifies four main areas:-

• Providing an individualised approach to employability support.

• Underlying the responsibility of employers to up-skill and support their staff.

• Responding to current and projected skills gaps.

• Preparing for a radical shift in the world of work.

Employability plan

Progress report on the employability plan March to September 2018

Welsh Language Declaration

Skills Gateway for Business contains information on skills and employment support available from the Welsh Government and its partners. 

The content on the website which we are directly responsible for is published bilingually and complies with the Welsh Language Standards, the set of legally binding requirements which apply to the Welsh Government. 

Where links are provided to non-Welsh Government information we regard as either important and/or relevant to the context and subject area, it is the responsibility of these external sites to review their Welsh Language obligations and the requirement to conform to the Welsh Language Standards where applicable.

For more information on the Welsh Language Standards visit The Welsh Language Commissioner website