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Bursaries available for young people starting higher education in Pembrokeshire

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.