Careers Wales opens new Queensferry centre

Today, Wednesday 1 December, Careers Wales opened the doors to its new Queensferry centre for the first time.

The Station Road-located centre will be open every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 4.30pm for those seeking advice on all things careers and employability, from starting apprenticeships and upskilling through training or education, to complete career changes and redundancy support.

The space includes one large meeting room and four interview rooms to ensure complete confidentiality and privacy during sessions. There will be six careers advisers and two employability coaches on site.

Currently, up to 48 customers can be seen each week, however, Careers Wales is hoping to extend its opening hours to five days a week, which will see 80 customers being accommodated.

Mandy Ifans, head of employment advice at Careers Wales, said: “This new centre ensures that Careers Wales has a visible presence and designated office within the local authority and will help meet the careers and employability needs of people living in the area.

“We have designed the centre to be a dynamic and welcoming space to ensure our customers have the best experience possible. It is a very similar design to the centres in Cardiff, Carmarthen and Holyhead centre, which opened in September.

“We are in a prime location and at the heart of the community. The centre is easily accessible from the A494 as well Shotton and Hawarden Bridge train stations, which is ideal for local residents of Queensferry and the wider Deeside community.”