Press Releases 2014-2015

Carmarthenshire Students experience the ‘World of Work’

24.11.2015

On Wednesday, November 25th, forty year 12 and 13 students from six schools in Carmarthenshire will attend a ‘World of Work Day’ on University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s campus in Carmarthen.

The event is a joint venture between the University, Carmarthenshire County Council and S4C with the main focus of the day being to introduce the students to the types of of jobs or the various disciplines that are likely to be represented within Canolfan S4C Yr Egin.

Canolfan S4C Yr Egin is an exciting development that will house a vibrant cultural community – a multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial and creative exchange based in West Wales. Home to more than 25 related companies and organisations, this is a centre where people, connections, ideas and talents are able to stimulate one another.

The 'World of Work’ Day’ will include presentations about the industry and on the development of Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, as well as three practical sessions - one on content creation and production; one on marketing and communications, and one on coding.

Roger Williams, a highly experienced producer and scriptwriter from the production company ‘Joio’ will lead the session on content creation supported by staff from the University’s media department. Staff from S4C and the University will lead on the marketing and communications session; and representatives from The Big Learning Company will lead in the coding sessions.

"This is a very exciting day for young people in Carmarthenshire as they have the opportunity to learn more about careers in the creative industries and the types of jobs that are likely to be available to them in the future within Canolfan S4C Yr Egin," said Gwilym Dyfri Jones, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and the person leading the project on behalf of the University.

"Nurturing the best creative talent in Wales is one of the Canolfan S4C Yr Egin’s main objectives and we hope that the ‘World of Work Day’ will enthuse young people within Carmarthenshire to think about the opportunities awaiting them thanks to this ambitious and exciting project," he adds.

Garffild Lloyd Lewis, Director of Projects and Relocation at S4C said: "With the S4C headquarters and the creative centre – Canolfan S4C Yr Egin -  opening in early 2018, it is essential that young people within the area aware of the plans and understand the potential of the Centre in terms of  their future training and employment.

“I’m very proud of the partnership between S4C, the University and the County Council as well as the partnerships with the creative companies taking part – there will certainly be similar events planned as we prepare for the opening of Canolfan S4C Yr Egin in 2018," he continues.

Carmarthenshire County Council is leading on the ‘World of Work Day’ and even though it is the first event related to the media, they have already organised a number of similar days with the emphasis on other industries.

Barry Hale of Carmarthenshire County Council said: "Carmarthenshire County Council recognise that the ‘World of Work Day’ is an excellent way to match talented young people to the needs of industry. At this event, the students will have a detailed insight into the creative sector as well as the range of opportunities that Canolfan S4C Yr Egin will bring to the County. We expect everyone to enjoy themselves on the day and are confident that some will be inspired to follow a successful career associated to the industry.”

Plans for Canolfan S4C Yr Egin have now stepped up a gear thanks to a number of exciting recent developments.

In July, the design team responsible for the building was appointed; a new logo for the centre was unveiled and the ‘World of Work Day’ is seen as another important step in raising awareness of Canolfan S4C Yr Egin and the opportunities that it will create for people of all ages across the region.

Note to Editor

  1. The Channel’s Authority decided in March 2014 to receive the University's application to relocate the headquarters to Carmarthen subject to the legal agreement.
  2. On October 20th 2014. S4C and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David have signed a framework agreement which confirms formally that they will proceed with the plan to establish a new headquarters for the Channel in Carmarthen.
  3. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University
  4. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University
  5. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014

Further Information

  1. For more information please contact Sian-Elin Davies, Senior PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676908 / 07449 998 476 or via email at sian-elin.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk