A place to learn

work-ready talent to inject into your business

Neath Port Talbot provides plenty of learning opportunities, whatever the subject and level of education.

From World-class universities offering a talented and skilled employment pool for investors, to local colleges offering a diverse and hands-on approach to training it’s easy to see why students choose to study here.

  • Swansea University: A research-led university, with stunning waterfront dual campuses offering the right balance between excellent teaching and an enviable quality of life. 90% of its research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent as regularly collaborates with businesses to develop and test new products and services.
  • University of Wales Trinity St Davids (UWTSD): With over 25,000 learners across 17 sites, UWTSD is closely associated with industry, business and enterprise with a strong strategic emphasis on supporting innovation and knowledge transfer.
  • Neath Port Talbot Group of Colleges: One of the largest further education providers in Wales,. In 2020, it was voted number 2 in the UK for ‘Best Further Education College for Apprenticeship Training’ and was in the UK’s top 10 training providers.

Together these high quality educational facilities deliver clear, tangible benefits to learners, employers, industry and communities by ensuring a vocational approach to all their courses, from entry level to post-doctoral research.

If its schools you are interested in, the Council’s Strategic School Improvement Programme and Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools initiative have already invested £150 million ensuring our schools are state of the art learning spaces allowing teachers to focus on maximising educational outcomes.

“A collaborative approach to research and development between our universities and private sector strengthens our position as a high quality and innovative location to invest.”
Simon Brennan, Head of Property and Regeneration