Agile Nation 2

Agile Nation 2 is a Welsh Government and European Social Funded programme being delivered by Chwarae Teg. It has been developed to help improve the position of women in the workforce across the nine priority sectors in Wales.

Priority Sectors.

Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Construction
Creative Industries
Energy & Environment
Financial & Professional Services
Food & Farming
Information & Communication Technology
Life Sciences
Tourism
This programme has been established as women continue to be underrepresented at a managerial level in these sectors.

It has been designed to improve this situation by delivering a:

Agile Nation 2 will support 2,207 women and 500 businesses during its planned life-cycle.

The programme was developed as a direct response to a body of evidence showing there is a clear need for positive measures to be taken to support the progression of women in Wales.

This evidence includes:
  • National figures show that 7% of employed women in wales are in management compared with 11% of men
  • Women are underrepresented in key STEM industries, i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, particularly in apprenticeships and management
  • By balancing the participation rates of men and women, more than 10% could be added to the economy by 2030

Career Development Programme for Women.

The Career Development programme offers women the chance to participate in a comprehensive, fully funded, career development programme.

This has been designed to help participants gain the skills, confidence and knowledge needed to effectively progress their career journeys.

It is ideally suited to women who are looking to gain their first managerial or supervisory position, and it offers a number of highly valuable benefits.

This starts with working with a dedicated People Development Partner to create a bespoke career action plan, and goes on to provide accredited leadership and management training that culminates in an Institute of Leadership and Management qualification.

Participants are also able to attend additional non accredited workshops and take advantage of further learning opportunities by applying for a training allowance.


Business Programme for small to medium sized enterprises.

The Business programme helps businesses attract, retain and develop talent, inspire an inclusive staff culture and improve diversity.

Developed to help enhance your commitment to equality and diversity this specialist programme from Chwarae Teg provides support that covers:

  • Recruitment Practices
  • Staff Retention
  • Modern Working Practices
  • Equality and Diversity

At the outset we work with you to establish the current position of your business regarding some of the key factors mentioned above.

We then assist you to make improvements that are aligned with your organisation’s strategy to deliver a better service for your customers, improve team motivation and enhance your reputation.