Finding a job in Swansea Bay

Sa1 and City view

Sa1 Waterfront and City, Crown Copyright

Find a job in Swansea Bay so that you can take advantage of the great quality of life on offer here. Check out the major employers in the area.

Like many parts of Wales, the public sector is a major player on the job scene. The Swansea Bay Region includes the local authorities of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Carmarthenshire and there is strong integration between the three individual authorities making it easy to live in any part of the region and work in another, all within a short drive time.

Other key public sector employers in the region include the NHS, Land Registry, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency (VOSA).There are many Further Education and Higher Education establishments to be found here, including Swansea University,  University of Wales: Trinity St David, based in Carmarthenshire. Swansea Bay is also home to Grwp Gwalia, a housing association, Coastal Housing and avarto who are also big employers and worth checking out. Visit our Business pages for information on major business in Swansea Bay

Admiral House, and J shed in SA1 Waterfront

Admiral House, and J shed in SA1 Waterfront

In the private sector, you could consider Admiral – regularly voted by its staff as being among the top 100 best employers in the UK – or look for opportunities with other household names such as IBM, HP Enterprise Services and Amazon. Media opportunities can be found locally with South West Wales Media or The Wave & Swansea Sound.

A new website has been developed advertising new jobs and training opportunities for thousands across Swansea. www.informswansea.co.uk offers employment, training and advice for succeeding in the job application process. For more information, find out here.

There are many online sites and recruitment agencies in the region. Local newspaper, The South Wales Evening Post, publishes its jobs pages on a Wednesday, jobs pages can also be found online here. The weekly regional papers also include employment opportunities – the Llanelli Star and the Carmarthen Journal, published in Carmarthenshire on a Wednesday. There is a job search platform at www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk/jobs aims to support local people in finding new work using national and regional recruiters and agencies.

The Western Mail, Wales’ national newspaper, publishes jobs vacancies on Thursdays. These vacancies can also be found online here.

Jobcentres throughout the region all carry local vacancies and offer assistance with all aspects of finding and getting a job. For more visit finding a job.

If you want to live in Swansea Bay, but can’t quite find the right opportunity, then it’s worth noting that Wales’ capital city, Cardiff, is less than an hour away along the M4 and is well served by regular bus and train services from within the region.