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Careers and Training

With links to online resources, CV workshops, job clubs and more, your library service can help you and your career.


If you want to learn something different or improve your existing skills, why not join us for a taster session where we offer fun, friendly and informal learning with experienced tutors at many of our Libraries.


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Digital Drop-Ins

Digital drop-ins provide an opportunity for you to come along with any questions, queries or problems you have relating to computers, tablets, getting online and so on. No booking is necessary - just turn up on the day. Please bring as much information about your query with you and if you have a portable device you need help with, e.g tablet or laptop, please bring that along if possible. Drop-ins are held at the following times:


  • Barry Library: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11am - 2pm / Fridays 11am - 1pm

  • Cowbridge Library: Wednesdays 3pm - 5pm

  • Dinas Powys Library: Wednesdays 10am - 12pm

  • Llantwit Major Library: Tuesdays 2pm – 4pm

  • Penarth Library: Wednesdays & Fridays 10am – 1pm

  • Rhoose Library: Mondays 10am - 12pm

  • St Athan Library: Tuesdays 9:30am - 11:30am

  • Sully Library: Thursdays 3pm -4pm

  • Wenvoe Library: Wednesdays 11am - 12pm


Don't worry if you can't get to a session at the library - drop-ins also happen at other venues across the Vale. 

Taster Classes

All our Libraries offer adults (2 hours per day) Under 16 (1 hour) free Internet access to enable you to search for information and study online. You just need to be a member of the library.  Library Staff are on hand to assist when using the computers.


Computer Taster Sessions


The library works in partnership with services such as Careers Wales, Jobcentre Plus and Adult Community Learning in providing a Workclub for job seekers.  The Workclubs can support and guide you in CV writing, job searching and many other skills required to gain a new job.  


Worklclub Calendar

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Adult Community Learning

To gain further skills and qualifications check out the Adult Community Learning pages where you can download the current course brochure and even search for courses using the handy online search tool.


Adult and Community Learning

Career Advice 

There is a wide range of people out there who can help you make the right decisions concerning jobs and careers.

You do not necessarily need any firm ideas about your future but it will help you and any advisers you may meet, if you can give some thought to what you want to do.


  • Jobs or careers that interest you
  • The reasons for your choice
  • Your skills – not just job skills but others such as being a good listener, practical, good with people
  • Any qualifications you may have – from education, employment, leisure activities
  • Your experience – in work and outside work too
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