The workforce at Canolfan S4C Yr Egin will be able to work in an exciting, contemporary and stimulating environment in a welcoming, rural area where Welsh language and culture thrives. The location will also be within a stone’s throw of the lively town of Carmarthen, with its wide variety of independent shops, side by side with a new £74m shopping and entertainment centre.
The Carmarthen area has an abundance of diverse first class leisure attractions, excellent educational provision and ample housing that’s around 25% cheaper on average than similar housing in large towns and cities.
The county is one of the safest in the UK where community life continues to be strong, ensuring an environment where families can prosper.
Business, Skills and Research Network
The new link road from the A40 will allow direct access to Canolfan S4C Yr Egin. It is expected that this road will have been opened in early 2017.
By being part of the Centre, tenants will benefit from regular opportunities to network and share information with a substantial number of companies, businesses and organisations in the broadcast, digital and cultural fields that will be co-located within Canolfan S4C Yr Egin. There will also be opportunities to share technical resources with other partners.
With the building located on the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Carmarthen campus, the tenants will have an opportunity to work closely with the University’s staff and students, to collaborate on specific projects, and to benefit from its national and international connections as well as its research and innovation department.
There will be opportunities to:
- contribute to creating, validating and delivering a range of new training programmes to tackle the needs of the creative industries in Wales;
- co-operate with our students and staff on diverse projects;
- be a partner on projects in our Research and Innovation Unit;
- apply for grants from various sources and contacts, both national and international e.g. European and Welsh Government grants;
- enrol the workforce on accredited training courses where they would be able to upgrade their skills in specific areas, and opportunities to take advantage of the University’s specialisms in a range of relevant fields. At present the University provides around 50 undergraduate degree programmes in areas that are directly linked to the creative industries e.g.:
- production and the new media
- art and design
- acting, dance
- theatre design and production
- digital film and television production
- 3D computer animation
- graphic design
- interactive digital media
- video arts
- music technology
- visual effects
You will also be able to benefit from the specialisms of bilingual staff in a range of other disciplines such as early childhood, primary education, secondary education, youth and community work, outdoor education, physical education, religion and theology, business and tourism.
There will be opportunities to benefit from the University’s substantial networks across south west Wales and beyond, including its campuses in Lampeter and Swansea and the close partnership with Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion and their campuses in Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Ammanford, Carmarthen, Llanelli and Gelli Aur.
You will also have direct access to over 500 primary and secondary schools in south and mid Wales that are in formal partnership with the University. You’ll be able to benefit from the University’s infrastructure, including its facilities and resources, which may be of assistance in providing residential courses, summer schools, conferences and exhibitions, as well as having use of the campus facilities in Carmarthen e.g.:
- sports hall
- swimming pool
- Welsh medium nursery ‘Y Gamfa Wen’
- a range of programmes for learning and improving your Welsh
- physical and digital access to libraries and archives.