About the borough

Bridgend Bus StationBridgend County Borough sits conveniently between the cities of Swansea and Cardiff on the M4 corridor, benefiting from almost 30 business parks and over 4,000 VAT or PAYE registered businesses.

Bridgend County Borough has grown over recent economically challenging times; accommodating thriving housing developments, major chain supermarkets and restaurants, and major global manufacturers such as Ford and Sony UK.

Specific sectors operating in the area include advanced materials and manufacturing, life sciences and construction, with subsectors such as ICT software and hardware, automotive, medical equipment and recycling also existing locally.

Bridgend College offers courses in building and construction, engineering and business, and the University of South Wales, Swansea and Cardiff Universities are easily accessible, giving employers the potential to source skilled employees and apprentices in the surrounding areas.