Employment & Training Support

People are key to the success of every business. The Council’s Regeneration team offer a recruitment solution to help local employers find the right staff with the right skills.  The Employment Liaison team work with key partners such as Jobcentre Plus, Working Links, local colleges and training providers to co-ordinate a complete recruitment and skills package, and aim to match local people with local job opportunities.        

Within the service the officers work with a range of sectors from catering to construction. The team also facilitate the Employment Liaison Project (ELP) which is funded by the Welsh Government and supported by the Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone. The project aims to establish a demand led, work ready employment pool that meets the needs of the local manufacturing and engineering sectors.

For Employers the Employment Liaison Team can:

  • Provide free support to meet recruitment requirements
  • Match local skilled workers to business opportunities 
  • Provide local labour via a Blaenau Gwent Skills Database 
  • Offer advice on funding 
  • Identify training to upskill the existing workforce, and make appropriate referrals 
  • Provide options for commercial training specific to business needs 
  • Monitor progression of placed employees 
  • Refer to wider business support and networks 

For local residents, seeking work or new opportunities, the team can:

  • Add your CV to the Blaenau Gwent Skills Database 
  • Work with local employers and partners to identify job opportunities
  • Inform you of upcoming, relevant job vacancies 
  • Provide interview preparation techniques through partner support 
  • Signpost to training and skills providers to enhance your CV 
  • Attend employment events to communicate upcoming opportunities 
  • Match local workers to job opportunities




Contact Information

To discuss recruitment/training needs or to register your CV on the Blaenau Gwent Skills Database contact:

Manufacturing & Engineering                     

Laura Bull                                                        

Employment Liaison Officer                        


Construction & Other Sectors             

Lisa Meredith

Employment and Enterprise Officer