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Learn more about the opportunities provided by our Skills Academy!

What is the Skills Academy?

There are employees across the region looking to grow their workforce with skilled people, while on the other hand there are graduates, people who are under-employed or looking for a career change, who are looking for work but may be finding it difficult to gain experience.
The Academy aims to solve this by providing opportunities including degree apprenticeships, and work placements.
Kieran and Rhodri were our first two Skills Academy Members. Click the video below to hear more from them and what they’ve gained from being a part of the Academy.

We have over 40 members currently involved in the Academy! Keep scrolling to meet some of them and learn more about their experiences.

M-SParc Tenants, KOPA

Cara Roberts - We are Kopa

“The experiences I’ve had so far with KOPA have been incredible. I’ve learned a variety of techniques and ways of designing, whilst working with a very creative team. I’m looking forward to learning more and developing my ideas further over the coming months!”

M-SParc Tenants, Pai Language Learning

Masi Jahan - Pai Language Learning

“When I came to Wales, I thought I lost my field of work – English Literature – as everyone knows the language and my native language and other languages I’m fluent in are mostly used in Asia, but M-SParc changed that.

“Now, I work for Pai Language Learning developing many language courses, whilst also learning new languages and technology. I get so much support and many opportunities to learn using different  programs, which is all paving the way towards my dream field, studying Computer Science.”

M-SParc Tenants, Fourtywoable

Zola Hinds - Fortytwoable

“I love being a part of the Skills Academy. Through my internship with Fortytwoable, I have gained valuable work experience in AI – specifically as it relates to computer vision, natural language processing and machine learning. The Academy also offers great opportunities to network, up-skill and meet new friends.”

M-SParc Tenants, Clear Accounting

Robin Roberts - Clear Accounting

The time I’ve spent as part of the Skills Acade has been one of the most motivational and fulfilling experiences. With such supportive and patient mentors, this placement has allowed me to further my career prospects in the accounting field and helped my confidence grow.

I would not have developed the knowledge and skills I have today if it were not for the Skills Academy.

Emily Roberts, profile photo in a meeting room

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Tom Burke

Digital Innovation Manager

Tom used to work at the KFC in his hometown of Colwyn Bay before it mysteriously burned down. He then spent several years “on the lam” in East Germany, where he worked as an animator in Berlin. When the wall fell, Tom came home.

He enjoys climbing and hates ice-skating.