The latest research tells us that there are 132,400 people employed in the tourism sector, making up almost 10% of employment in Wales. This figure is set to increase in the future.
People are the most vital asset in the tourism industry and staff need to be supported, developed and equipped with the skills to deliver an excellent experience for visitors
- Training our people so that they can thrive in the tourism sector
- Applying skills needed to improve customer satisfaction and experience
- Changing perceptions of tourism as a career choice
We have no remit to fund or deliver training in the industry. However, we ensure there is representation of tourism in training and qualifications structures. We do this by working with the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and the education and training sector.
The links below provide more information on skills and funding to support the industry in developing and recruiting staff.
- Workplace Skills
Apprenticeships are designed around the needs of the employer. They can help transform your business by offering a route to find fresh new talent.
For more information about:
- the benefits of taking on an apprentice
- the funding available to the employer
Complete the Expression of Interest form or visit the website.
Find out about the Apprenticeship Levy and whether it will affect your business.
Further Education Colleges
- taking on an apprentice
- recruiting staff
- funding for training
This map will help you find your nearest college and their contact details.
It has been designed and is hosted by ColegauCymru, the representative body for the 13 Further Education Colleges and Institutions in Wales.