Porthmadog centre relocated to improve access to free careers support

On Friday 29 April, Careers Wales will open its doors to its relocated Porthmadog careers centre.

The now High Street-located centre will initially be open every Monday from 9am to 4.30pm and every Friday from 9am to 4pm. A variety of support is available, from help finding apprenticeships and upskilling through training or education, to complete career changes and redundancy guidance.

The new Porthmadog careers centre has two interview rooms to ensure complete confidentiality and privacy. There will be two advisers and two employability coaches on site who will be available for face-to-face appointments, as well as interviews via video chats and phone calls.

Mandy Ifans, head of employment advice at Careers Wales, said: “We are delighted to be opening our new Porthmadog careers centre in what is a prime location on High Street. Its new dynamic design will help motivate and inspire our customers while ensuring they’re as comfortable as possible.

“While we have an excellent digital offer, which was essential during the pandemic, it’s more important than ever that face-to-face appointments are also available to ensure we are providing an inclusive service. For example, meeting our advisers in-centre is vital for those who have little or no access to IT equipment, or live in areas with poor phone and internet signal.

“Not only is our new location more easily accessible for locals, but also for those in the surrounding areas, such as Llyn Peninsula, Bala, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Dolgellau, and Harlech, meaning many more people can access our services.”