Llanelli is a large coastal town in Dyfed, West Wales, situated roughly equidistant from Swansea and Carmarthen. The town is easily accessible by road and by rail, with the M4 motorway acting as the main arterial road link through the region and Llanelli railway station located south of the town centre. Regular bus and train services connect Llanelli to Swansea, Carmarthen, Cardiff and further afield.
According to World Horizons, a family renting a three-bedroom house in Llanelli can expect to pay up to £600 per month for rent, plus up to another £260 for council tax, water, gas and electricity, making a total of up to £860 per month, not including food.
Llanelli Job Opportunities
Traditionally, jobs in Llanelli revolved around the tinplate industry; in fact, at one point in its history Llanelli and the surrounding area was responsible for around half of the tinplate production in the world. However, traditional industries have declined in recent years and been replaced, in part, by modern retail developments.
Parc Trostre Retail Park, two miles east of the town centre, includes the Parc Trostre Shopping Park and is home to numerous household names including Debenhams, Homebase and Marks & Spencer. Popular opportunities include customer service jobs and sales jobs.
Location Employment Trends
According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 4.1% of men and 1.9% of women of working age in Llanelli are unemployed. However, Carmarthenshire County Council and the Welsh Assembly Government have recognised the decline in traditional manufacturing and invested heavily in the growth of service based industries.
The Llanelli Coast Joint Venture is a project intended to transform the Llanelli Waterfront into business, leisure and residential community with affordable homes and office and industrial developments funded by the South West Wales Property Development Fund. Carmarthenshire County Council has also invested heavily in improving commercial properties in and around Llanelli town centre.