Entries by Better Jobs, Better Futures

Employability Day 2018!

On Friday 29th June we held an open event at our Kingsway Centre as part of UK Employability Day 2018! The day was a fantastic success with over 50 clients in attendance. We had some brilliant local employers present with real opportunities on offer for everyone, including HSBC who ran a fantastic interview masterclass; Virgin […]

Womenspire Awards! A vibrant celebration of women in Wales

We were delighted to be a sponsor of the ChwaraeTeg Womenspire awards held at the Wales Millennium Centre last month. The Womenspire Awards, now in their third year, aim to recognise and celebrate the personal achievements and outstanding contribution of women across Wales that will inspire future generations.

BBC Biggest Weekend Fringe Employability Event

The BBC Big Weekend is coming to Swansea in May, and those lucky enough to secure tickets will get the opportunity to see headline acts such as Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran perform. In the build-up, the BBC have been running a range of fringe events across the country as part of a creative and […]

How to get ahead in your career – ten tips from an employability expert

Whether you’re just starting out in the working world or your current role is getting a bit stale, a little motivation can help you get ahead in your chosen career. Here with ten tips on how you could get ahead in the workplace is Cath Jenkins, Employability Partnerships and Programmes Manager at Better Jobs, Better […]

Gender Equality in Business

With recent high-profile cases highlighting the issue of gender equality in the workplace more than ever before, does Wales fare better or worse than the wider UK, and what support is out there for businesses seeking to make a real difference within their workforce?

Underemployment: what is it, and how is it affecting workers in Swansea?

Recent figures have shown that Wales has the highest rate of underemployment in the UK, with employment patterns in Swansea indicating a similar trend. Here, Cath Jenkins, Employability Partnerships and Programmes Manager at Better Jobs, Better Futures, explains underemployment, its effects, and what is being done to tackle the issue.

SMEs: You Have The Power

“Small firms are the lifeblood of the Welsh economy, representing 99% of all registered businesses.” [1] The importance of SMEs to the economic development and prosperity of Wales cannot be overstated. Governments are acutely aware of the importance of a thriving private sector, and the recent publication of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy and the Welsh […]

New year, new opportunities

The new year can be an ideal time to consider a new career opportunity but for many people just knowing where to start can be the biggest hurdle! If you are in employment and considering a career change, seeking a return to employment after spending time out of the world of work, or simply looking […]