What is BJBF for Business?
Our employability support programmes at Gower College Swansea are delivered in conjunction with a wide range of local, regional and national employers.
As part of this relationship, the BJBF team offer support to businesses seeking to expand and progress their current workforce, with the potential to recruit and develop staff from the Swansea area.
Take a look at what businesses say about the support we offer
“We would just like to thank Better Jobs, Better Futures for all of the support and encouragement as we battle through what is perhaps the worst possible year to launch a company. You took great care and effort to locate the perfect new person to join our small team who was able to start work with us in just a few weeks. It’s been such a relief to have advice and support from you on employment and recruitment matters and anything else that we are unsure of. We can’t thank you enough.”
“SBUHB are proud to work with Better Jobs, Better Futures to help advise their clients on the wide range of job opportunities within the NHS; including the growing number of apprenticeship positions in a variety of departments.
We are looking forward to the future development of the partnership and providing more work experience placements and advice to the ever growing client group.”
Ruth Gates, Apprentice Lead
Swansea Bay University Health Board
“By working with Zoe and the Better Jobs, Better Futures team, our recruitment process is streamlined, and we have a unique opportunity to identify and employ excellent trainees into the practice. We highly value the opportunity to speak to Gower College Swansea students and it is always a pleasure working together. This fantastic relationship has allowed Gerald Thomas to support the next generation of accountants.”
“The team at Better Jobs, Better Futures have been amazing.
Zoe and Daniel took the time to understand what was important to our business and managed an intense period of recruitment for our growing team.
BJBF were equally effective with both administrative and technical roles, helping candidates to feel engaged and managing the process from beginning to end.
It is fair to say that BJBF are an essential part of our recruitment process and we would not hesitate to use their services again.”
Nick Beckett, Director
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the team working within the BJBF project.
The recruitment process was slick and you took all the hassle out of sifting through endless CV’s and initial interviews. Both candidates that you put forward were of a very good standard and we would have offered them both a position.
You understood our brief completely and in doing so we feel you have found us the perfect, mouldable candidate. As and when we expand you will be at the top of our list for future recruitment.
Thank you again.”
Danni Watts-Jones, Director
DWJ Wealth Management
“Over the last 5 years, Better Jobs, Better Futures has become our primary affiliate for the recruitment of trainees for our business.
During our last round of recruitment, due to the exceptionally high calibre of applicants, we were able to offer contracts to 3 students who have since settled into their roles at Morgan Hemp.
This is testament to the fantastic work being carried out by the team at Better Jobs, Better Futures.”
Kris Morgan, Director
Morgan Hemp, Chartered Certified Accountants, Tax & Business Advisors
Through links to our Futures programme of support for Gower College Swansea students, BJBF for business also offers a range of opportunities for employers to engage with learners seeking to progress straight into employment or an apprenticeship on completion of their studies.
Skills and Training
BJBF for business works hand-in-hand with the college’s skills and business development department to provide access to the full portfolio of skills and training support available to employers.
Incorporating programmes such as Apprenticeships and Skills for Industry 2, this support enables us to provide businesses with a complete solution to their recruitment, retention and skills needs.
We also offer access to a range of other services across the college
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new six-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit, and at risk of long-term unemployment.
For each job placement, funding will cover:
- 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week
- The associated employer National Insurance contributions
- The employer’s minimum automatic enrolment contributions
There will also be extra funding (up to £1,500) for additional costs associated with set-up, support and training aimed at helping participants move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme funded job.
If you are an employer who is interested in accessing the scheme, please contact us:
Get in touch
Contact our Better Jobs team by phone, email or dropping in to our Employment Hub.
37 The Kingsway (1st floor)