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Use these quick links to get to some of this month’s up and coming skills and training events:

This outdoor-specific first aid course is designed to meet the needs of workers in remote areas where professional help may be some time away.

When:30 May 2017 - 31 May 2017, 09:00 - 18:00
Where: Viney Hill Christian Adventure Centre, Forest of Dean, Lydney, GL15 4NA
Event organiser: Borderlands Outdoor
Cost: £125.00

It's not a's a performance. The world's very presenters know that a successful presentation is based on delivering a story not a series of stats, graphs and bullet points. Our Presentation Skills masterclass has been specially designed by looking at the presentation methods used by Steve Jobs, Al Gore, Malcom Gladwell & Dr Randy Pausch. Performances that trigger the imagination and live long in the memory of the audience.

The first part of our course focuses on the 3 core elements of the presentation itself:

  • Crafting the story
  • Designing the visuals
  • Rehearsing

The second part of our course focuses on the presenter and the audience. Standing up and delivering a presentation to a large or small group of people can be a very daunting prospect. We have a range of easy to follow techniques that will help you control nerves and anxieties enabling you to deliver a successful performance.

When:31 May 2017, 09:30 - 13:30
Where: Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Maesteg, CF34 0BQ
Event organiser: React 2 Training Ltd
Cost: £55.00

This module focuses on this important area of costing and pricing. It helps you identify the types of costs you may incur in your business, explains the different methods of pricing and gives you guidance to set the price for your products and services.

When:1 June 2017, 09:15 - 13:00
Where: Pontypridd Rugby Club, Pontypridd, CF37 1HA
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

This workshop looks at the key elements of running the money side of your business. It introduces the basic financial statements, shows you how a Profit and Loss Account and balance sheet are put together and explains cashflow statements. In short, it helps you understand enough of the detail to take control of your business.

When:1 June 2017, 13:15 - 17:00
Where: Pontypridd Rugby Club, Pontypridd, CF37 1HA
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free

Calling all young people who are keen to start their own business! We are holding a 24 Hour Lock In offering:

  • A 24 hour period to work on and pitch a business idea;
  • Support, mentoring and advice from experts, resources and speakers on the hour every hour;
  • Prizes available for the winning pitches;
  • 1 unforgettable experience, plus the chance to network with like-minded people

When:2 June 2017 - 3 June 2017, 17:00
Where: UWTSD Townhill Campus, Swansea, SA1 6ED
Event organiser: Big Ideas Wales
Cost: Free


Business and Economy


Fieldwork has now begun on the Employer Skills Survey 2017

Older Workers Group

Did you know? Within the next five years, one in three people of working age in Wales will be over the age of 50.

Wales has developed a highly successful apprenticeship programme with framework completion rates consistently over 80%. 
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Tap into a pool of enthusiasm - we’ll help find someone right for your business and support their employment.

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