About us

We want Monmouthshire to be a place where you feel supported in your career and can access the education, employment, and skills that you need to thrive throughout your working life.

The Economy, Employment and Skills Team is made up of various projects to support people from school age upwards with a range of employment and training needs.

We can help with:

  • One to one advice and guidance
  • Training and Qualification
  • Employment & Wellbeing Support
  • Business Support
  • Support for pupils

Contact us today and get help with your career.

Our Commitment

Through working with our communities, we will create an Economy, Employment and Skills support network that will meet the expectations and needs that you and our local businesses deserve, further establishing Monmouthshire as one of the best places in the country to live, learn and work.

Our Purpose

We want ‘your’ Monmouthshire to be a place where you feel supported, provided an opportunity to access the education, employment, and skills you need to thrive throughout your working life.


Our plan sets out how our Economy, Employment and Skills Team intend to support individuals of working age progress by gaining the skills our economy needs:

This will be achieved by:

  • Keeping active within the community through our employment programmes.
  • Actively seeking future funding opportunities to ensure we can provide the best possible services.
  • Continuing our work within schools, supporting those who need it most, ensuring they have the same learning opportunities as their peers and are not left behind.
  • Increasing the range of qualifications we offer, meeting local community and business needs.
  • Offering opportunities to up skill or retrain, tailoring to meet both yours, your employer and future employer expectations.
  • Creating apprenticeship, graduate and internship posts to meet skills gaps within the local authority and surrounding business community.

Employability Support

  • Reduce Barriers to Work
  • Intensive Tailored Support
  • Gain Valuable Job Search and Job Applications Support
  • Building and Improving CVs
  • Improve Interview Techniques and Mock Interviews
  • Support into Work and In Work

Skills and Training Support

  • Re-Train or Upskill to Match Employment Opportunities
  • Gain Transferable Skills or Re-Skill
  • Address Individual Skills
  • Vocational Training Courses including Level 2 Health and Safety, Food Hygiene and Personal License Holders

Specialist Support

  • Individual Mentoring – Advice and Guidance
  • Mental Health and Well-Being Support
  • Access to a Range of Specialist Services

What have we been doing?

Here are some of the highlights from across our projects emphasising the value and impact our work has had in our communities to date.

  • Since April 2021, our employability projects have supported 297 participants aged 16+ into full time, part time and self employment.
  • Since December 2020 our qualifications centre has supported 465 participants to upskill and get qualifications to improve their education, employment and training prospects.
  • Since January 2023, our Inspire projects have worked with 187 young people, supporting them to reduce their chance of becoming NEET and achieving qualifications and life skills through our work.
  • Since April 2023, Business Monmouthshire has responded to more than 180 enquiries from start-up and existing businesses’.


Our support is aided by UK government, Welsh Government Funded Projects and the European Social Fund.

  • Inspire2Achieve
  • CELT
  • Inspire2Work
  • Communities for Work +
  • Skills@Work