Skills for Work Week (15th - 21st May 2017)

'Skills for Work Week' is a new campaign which builds on the success of Learning at Work Day. Skills for Work Week will encourage all workplaces across Wales to run branded events linked to a national campaign to promote the value of investing the development of skills in the workplace.

Skills for Work Week includes the following theme days:

  • Monday 15th May: What Employers Want day

  • Wednesday 17th May: Apprentices and Trainees day

  • Friday 19th May: Job Swap day

Are you planning an event for Skills for Work Week at your workplace? Please tell us about it! Click on the online events link below and fill out the form and, please note: these events are not made public.

Skills for Work Week - Event Upload Form

Admiral and Welsh Water are already signed up and planning special events at their sites across Wales. Wales TUC are backing the campaign with activity organised through their Wales Union Learning Fund projects and co-ordinated by the network of Union Learning Reps.

We’re not prescriptive in terms of what you should do and how you should mark it. We’ll provide a framework and ideas for planning events and activities that fit your particular context and goals. Skills Work Week can be used as a catalyst for change providing an opportunity to 'rebrand' or refresh learning and development. Activities can range from non-work related and interest-led activities through award ceremonies to business focused sessions. Skills Work Week offers an opportunity to promote and deliver these in a way that is fresh, exciting and engaging. If you're working with young people to develop their skills for work, then look out for our What Employers Want resource.

We have produced a suite of resources including:

  • Our responsive website for young people and providers who are delivering employability training with young people, featuring the Young People and Employability Skills findings and resources and six new films.
  • A downloadable guide providing clear information and insights into what employers want.
  • A feature of six films of employers talking about what they look for in job candidates.

Last year there were a variety of events relating to Health and Wellbeing, Book Swap, Essential Skills, Baking, Lifelong learning and many more!

We hope you will feel inspired to plan some fantastic work-based activities and events for Skills Work Week.

If you want to tweet about it mention us on the handle: @LearnWorkCymru
And use the hashtag: #SkillsforWork