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Career skills and training

Find out what support and training opportunities are available to help you upskill or find a job.

Port Talbot Drop-in Support Hub

Drop-in support hubs have been setup for all those affected by the TATA transformation.

When?

  • Every Tuesday 10am - 1pm
  • Every Thursday 10am - 1pm

Where?

Directions to SA13 2NF
Tata Sports and Social Club
Abbots Close,
Margam SA13 2NF pref

Personal Learning Accounts

Personal Learning Accounts provide flexible and fully funded learning to individuals looking to upskill in priority sectors. A Personal Learning Account can help individuals, particularly those facing redundancy, access new employment opportunities in key sectors.

NPT employability

Get help with things such as job searching, CV writing and interview techniques

Find your local job centre

Your local Jobcentre Plus can provide support to help you prepare for, find, and stay in work 

NPTC Group of Colleges

NPTC Group of Colleges have created a range of training opportunities to support Tata employees and the supply chain. These will help if you are deciding to change career, upskill or reskill. 

Starting your own business

Support for individuals

Business Wales is the Welsh Government’s bilingual business support service for Welsh micro-businesses and SMEs including social enterprises, and aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages to access the information, advice and support needed to help you start and grow your businesses.

Business Wales can provide support if you are considering self-employment or starting your own business. Our Business advisory team can provide a range of business information and business advice through workshops and one-to-one meetings, to help you review your ideas and prepare business plans, as well as accessing business finance. Contact the Business Wales helpline on 03000 6 03000 or visit businesswales.gov.wales.

Welsh Government Funded Training (Heads Of The Valley)

Funded by Welsh Government, free courses are available at Heads of the Valleys Training.

The free courses include HGV/LGV driver training, Bus driver training, ADR Dangerous Goods training, Lorry Loader HIAB training and various forklift truck and machinery training courses.

Computeraid Digital Skills @ Work

A new fully funded higher level digital skills course for people living or working in Neath Port Talbot to upskill, retrain and gain qualifications. 

ReAct+

The ReAct+ programme can provide a grant of up to £1,500 for vocational training and up to £200 to help with costs associated with training. Additional support for care and childcare costs is also available.

Support in other local authorities

Tap into the support available where you live:

Machine learning course

This course aims to help learners acquire skills in Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) and machine learning model development. You don't need extensive coding knowledge.

Eligibility

To take part you must:

  • be 16 or over
  • live or work in Neath Port Talbot

For the latest information, email dtlsn.info@cardiffmet.ac.uk