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Bursaries available for young people starting higher education in Pembrokeshire

Barry Walters, Principal Pembrokeshire College. Ewan Rees, The Retreats Group. Iwan Thomas, PLANED. Shania Greenhalgh and Andrew Laugharne, Hospitality and Catering students Pembrokeshire College. Josh Macleod, Scarlets Rugby. Dave Evans Assistant Principal Pembrokeshire College. Marten Lewis, Bluestone

Funding to help support a young person from Pembrokeshire entering Higher Education this September has been launched by PLANED.

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The Bursary was launched at Pembrokeshire College with partners and the PLANED sponsored Scarlets rugby player, Josh Macleod

Speaking about the Bursary, Iwan Thomas CEO of PLANED said: “For this first year of the Bursary, we have decided that the theme and area of focus will be the Tourism & Hospitality Sector.

“With tourism and hospitality currently employing approximately over 17% of the workforce within the county, we wish to illustrate and help to promote that employment within the sector is not simply seasonal, and low-paid. We wish to work with employers to help promote that the sector has many opportunities at all levels, which are also year-around and full-time, with opportunities for career development.”


The PLANED Pembrokeshire Bursary will focus on a different sector of the economy in the county each year, with a focus on Tourism & Hospitality for 2019, securing funding from businesses within this sector for this purpose.

The Bursary of £1,500 for a young person from Pembrokeshire entering Higher Education this September, will be awarded in three termly payments of £500 during their first year.

The PLANED Pembrokeshire Bursary is supported by private sector partners, Bluestone and the Retreats Group (who manage Twr Y Felin Hotel, Roch Castle and Penrhiw Priory).

For more details and how to apply please visit the webpage here.