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Welsh Government Support Set to Transform Skills in Pembrokeshire


A Flexible Skills Programme initiative, set up by the Welsh Government in response to the closure of the Murco refinery in Milford Haven will safeguard 170 jobs, create 62 new posts and reskill over 200 people, according to an early forecast.

The Murco Transform Skills Programme was established as a rapid response to assist Murco contractors and supply chain businesses following the closure of the refinery in 2014. The programme aims to help employers to diversify their workforce skills, take advantage of new opportunities and exploit new markets and sectors.

Under the programme, eligible employers were invited between February and June 2015 to apply for funding and the support of a Workforce Development Advisor who then worked with them to identify business training and development needs and devise bespoke training plans.