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1 Iwan Trefor Jones Cyfarwyddwr Corfforaethol, Cyngor Gwynedd / Corporate Director, Gwynedd Council

2 Iwan Thomas Cydlynydd Rhanbarthol Sgiliau a Chyflogaeth / Regional Skills & Employment Coordinator

3 Economic Ambition Board

4 The Economic Ambition Board ‘A confident and outward looking region with a diverse and high value economy providing a range of quality employment opportunities for its people’

5 Areas of growth : Opportunities WYLFA NEWYDD GWYNT Y MOR SURF SNOWDONIA COLWYN BAY TIDAL LAGOON RAIL MODERNISATION 21 st CENTURY SCHOOLS NORTHERN GATEWAY N.WALES ADV.MANUFACTURING SKILLS CENTRE NEW HOMES (LDP) ENTERPRISE ZONES

6 Alignment to National Policy “…action has to be taken now…to develop a resilient, responsive and sustainable post-19 skills system”. KEN SKATES, DEPUTY MINISTER FOR SKILLS & TECHNOLOGY, - 30 TH January 2014 Clear evidence that North Wales also needs to take action on the pre-19 skills landscape and align the regional economic priorities within schools and provision for young people

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8 Alignment to National Policy Supporting the regional and local implementation of the National Policy Statement on Skills: – Skills for jobs and continued growth – Skills that respond to regional & local needs – Skills that North Wales employers value and require – Skills for supporting those to progress in employment

9 Alignment to National Policy Supporting the regional and local implementation of the National Policy Statement on Skills: – assess what interventions have most impact within North Wales – raising productivity, reducing barriers into work and supporting people into employment within the region – increase the voice of employers in planning the support & promotion of skills within the curriculum

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11 Current Regional Overview Source: Welsh Government / North Wales Economic Observatory

12 Current Regional Overview Subject areas within all providers North Wales Participants (Post 16 ) Preparation for Life and Work 83,070 Health, Public Services and Care 18,050 Retail and Commercial Enterprise 13,895 Business, Administration and Law 13,190 Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies 11,730 Information and Communication Technology 10,605 Arts, Media and Publishing 9,180 Languages, Literature and Culture 7,685 Construction, Planning and the Built Environment 6,065 Education and Training 5,495 Science and Mathematics 3,490 Leisure, Travel and Tourism 3,170 Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care 3,165 History, Philosophy and Theology 810 Social Sciences 730 Unknown subject(s) 385

13 Current Regional Overview Apprenticeships Foundation Apprenticeships Higher ApprenticeshipsOtherTOTAL Year on Year Anglesey ,565 Gwynedd6951, ,310 Conwy7001, ,310 Denbighshire ,895 Flintshire9651, ,570 Wrexham8201, ,670 NORTH WALES 4,3756, ,52513,320 Apprenticeship numbers in North Wales 2013

14 Current Regional Overview 66% of businesses on average across the region employ under 5 people 9% of businesses on average across the region employ over 20 people Flintshire has 560 (10.4%) businesses employing over 20 people, Anglesey has 195 (6.9%) Gwynedd has 4,235 (68%) businesses employing under 5 people, Anglesey has 1,955 (69%)

15 % of Working Age – Employees (June 2014) AreaPercentage GWYNEDD54.2% ANGLESEY57.0% DENBIGHSHIRE58.6% WALES59.5% CONWY60.9% FLINTSHIRE62.9% WREXHAM65.9%

16 % of Working Age – Economically Active (June 2014) AreaPercentage GWYNEDD74.5% ANGLESEY74.6% WALES75.0% CONWY75.1% FLINTSHIRE76.5% DENBIGHSHIRE77.2% WREXHAM77.9%

17 % of Working Age – Self Employed (June 2014) AreaPercentage WREXHAM7.6% FLINTSHIRE8.4% WALES9.1% CONWY10.5% ANGLESEY11.0% DENBIGHSHIRE11.8% GWYNEDD15.0%

18 % of businesses employing 1-4 people (2013) AreaPercentage ANGLESEY69.2% GWYNEDD68.0% WALES66.0% CONWY65.5% FLINTSHIRE65.4% DENBIGHSHIRE64.9% WREXHAM64.2%

19 % of businesses employing 20+ people (2013) AreaPercentage FLINTSHIRE10.4% WREXHAM10.1% WALES9.0% DENBIGHSHIRE8.6% CONWY8.5% ANGLESEY6.9% GWYNEDD6.3%

20 Manufacturing Businesses 6% 8% 11% 10% 38% 27%

21 Aerospace9% Automotive15% Chemical & Petroleum3% Engineering17% Life Sciences8% Materials & Coatings17% Opto-electronics, IT & Services3% Other22%

22 Manufacturing in North Wales The manufacturing industry in Wales employs approx. 151,600 working age people (11.5%) The manufacturing/production industry in North Wales employs approx. 40,500 working age people (26.7%)

23 Manufacturing in North Wales Jobs Growth Wales been successful nationally In North Wales for manufacturing, production and engineering ( ) – 219 jobs gone live – 1,739 applicants – 135 were successful

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25 Key Regional Plan Outcomes

26 Diolch yn fawr / Thank you IWAN THOMAS Regional Skills & Employment Coordinator On behalf of the North Wales Economic Ambitions Board


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