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International Trade

Economy Minister announces major package of support to help Welsh businesses export globally

  • £4m investment in programmes designed to create new exporters and to support existing exporters to grow and expand into new overseas markets.
  • New programme of international events announced – including trade missions to North and Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe.
Vaughan Gething  (L)

Welsh Government incentives for businesses to recruit disabled apprentices increased and extended by a further year

Businesses recruiting full time disabled apprentices over the next year can expect to receive an additional incentive of £2,000, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has announced today.

Vaughan Gething  (L)

Minister unveils new plan to get more people in Wales into work

A new Welsh Government plan to help more people in Wales to find and stay in work has been unveiled today by Economy Minister Vaughan Gething.


New Chair and member appointed to Board of Careers Wales

Erica Cassin has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Careers Wales, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething has announced today. 

The Minister has also appointed James Harvey as a member of the Board.


Best of Welsh tech sector to be showcased at Expo 2020 Dubai

Leading Welsh technology and cyber organisations to deliver Technology Summit on 1st March with delegation joining the event to explore trade opportunities

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The Wonders of Wales in Winter

A campaign from Visit Wales has been keeping Wales front of mind as a holiday destination throughout the winter – with many now taking their first holiday of the year during February half term.

Wales from space (Credit - NASA)

New plan to launch Wales’ thriving space sector into orbit

A new strategy to ensure Wales operates at the forefront of the global space sector, helping create high-quality jobs across the country is being launched today by the Welsh Government.

Caernarfon Bontnewydd Bypass (1)

Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass to open

The A487 Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass has been completed ahead of time and will now open to traffic on Saturday 19 February rather than Friday 18 February in order not to encourage any unnecessary travel during Storm Eunice.


Welsh Government funding secures jobs at Bridgend firm

Welsh Government funding has helped secure cutting edge automated machinery for Bridgend-based TBD Ltd, securing 20 jobs, improving efficiency and providing new growth opportunities, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced.


Wales encourages more girls to become the next generation of scientists and engineers

Encouraging more girls to follow careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) will help Wales lead the way in tackling some of the major global challenges facing society, Minister for the Economy, Vaughan Gething said today.

Vaughan Gething  (L)

Apprenticeship Week Wales 2022: Minister commits £366m to deliver 125,000 all-age apprenticeships in Wales

The Welsh Government is investing £366m over the next three years to deliver 125,000 all-age apprenticeships across Wales during this term of government, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has announced at the start of Apprenticeship Week Wales 2022.

Vaughan Gething  (L)

Welsh Government helps secure 102 jobs and bright future for automotive parts manufacturing factory in Powys

The Welsh Government has stepped in to purchase a commercial property in Llanfyllin in Powys, paving the way for automotive parts manufacturer Marrill Group Ltd to take over the plant - securing 102 jobs and future expansion opportunities at the site, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced today.