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70 jobs with biotech firm's HQ in Swansea

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An American biotech firm is setting up its European headquarters in the Swansea area creating 70 jobs.

Accelovance Inc., a clinical research organisation, has had help from the Welsh Government.

Wales is making a name for itself as a great location for businesses in the life sciences sector and gaining a reputation as a UK hotspot for pharmaceutical services. Accelovance is a most welcome addition to the sector and its presence will enhance our reputation in this particular field.

– Edwina Hart AM, Economy Minister


£89 million for traineeships in Wales

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Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Julie James, says the EU has approved funding of £28 million towards the investment.

She says it will provide support for 24,762 young people over the next four years.

Our Traineeship Programme helps young people who want to work but need that extra helping hand. 68% of learners who left the Traineeships programmes in 2013-14 had a positive progression into employment or learning at a higher level

– Julie James, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology


NFU Cymru launches broadband survey

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NFU Cymru has launched the first farmer-focused broadband and mobile phone survey in a bid to inform its work on getting an efficient service rolled out in rural areas.

The union says it is essential the business needs and opportunities of the farming sector are understood, especially at a time when farm businesses rely more and more on broadband and mobile phone signals.

This is a hugely important survey, our member experience will prove invaluable for identifying both the barriers and technological solutions for the delivery of fast, reliable and affordable mobile phone signals and broadband on farm

– Stephen James, NFU Cymru President
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