Recruitment – Welsh language considerations

Date: 19 November
Location: Y Llwyfan, Carmarthen
Trainer: Dr Steve Eaves
Fee: £85 + VAT / £70 + VAT IAITH members
Time: 9:00 am - 13:00 pm


At the end of September 2015 the Welsh Language Commissioner gave notice to 26 organizations of the new Welsh Language Standards they are required to operate, and indicating what they will be what they expected to do and deliver in Welsh in accordance with The Welsh Language Measure (Wales) 2011.

The area of Recruitment and related matters is a key area for enabling all organisations to respond effectively to the challenge of the new Standards.

This training is intended for HR / Personnel managers and staff, and other managers and staff involved in aspects of the Recruitment Process and staff development

Session aim

To familiarize attendees with the implications of the Welsh Language Commissioner’s advice  on recruitment matters relating to the Welsh language.

Session content

To consider and discuss the key themes in Welsh Language Commissioner’s advice on recruitment

  • Responsibilities of public bodies
  • Planning for a bilingual workforce
  • HR policies and standard practices
  • Drawing up a Language Skills Strategy
  • Language Skills Framework

Session to be conducted through the medium of English.

It will be delivered by means of PowerPoint presentation, group exercises and opportunities for discussion


Dr Steve Eaves is Director of Corporate Language Planning for IAITH: the Welsh Centre for language planning. He has worked in the field of language Policy and language Services for the past 35 years. Steve joined IAITH’s Senior Consultants’ team 14 years ago following a career in local government language planning. He specializes in advising and assisting public bodies on implementing bilingualism. Steve also delivers training on a wide range of associated subject areas including language awareness, recruitment and language skills strategies, and developments in language legislation and policy.