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 for that all important first job, you could benefit from the support available through Gower College Swansea’s Better Jobs, Better Futures programme.

Better Jobs, Better Futures represents a different approach to employment and career support, aimed both at people who are currently unemployed and looking for work, as well as those who are in work and seeking better employment. Our team of experts are committed to finding the right career solution for everyone, regardless of their current employment situation.

We know that everyone has a different employment history and different career aspirations so, our approach is different for each person who walks through the door. Through individually tailored advice and mentoring, we work with people on a one-to-one basis to develop the right employment pathway for them and we deliver support at a time and pace that meets their individual needs.

We support people for as long as they need us to and we work with employees and their employers to help overcome any obstacles to gaining, retaining and progressing in work. So the support we provide isn’t just about assisting individuals to gain employment, it’s also about helping them to remain and move on in work too. This means that the help we offer doesn’t just end when people get a job – it continues for as long as needed to support them to sustain and progress further within employment.

In contrast with many of the programmes and services offering support to help people into work, we also help those who are already in a job but seeking better work. This includes those who are regularly searching for extra hours, are seeking a more stable job, or simply looking for employment which utilises their skills more effectively.

To do this, we work hand-in-hand with businesses in Swansea and the surrounding area to create opportunities for people to access and progress within employment, and to support employers for as long as it takes to help them achieve this. This includes support from initial recruitment through to in-work staff development, enabling the business to recruit and develop their workforce, and we also provide a range of tailored support to ensure that people are ready and able to capitalise on opportunities.

Alongside the employment support available through the Better Jobs, Better Futures programme, Gower College Swansea offers a wide range of training and development opportunities for people seeking to enhance their existing skills, to retrain in a new area or to support their career progression, through GCS Training. This includes a wide range of professional courses spanning a number of employment sectors and job pathways, as well as apprenticeships in over 30 career routes. So whether you already know which route you want to take, or you need additional support to make that choice, we can help you to acquire the skills you need to truly maximise your potential.

At Gower College Swansea we aim to secure better skills, better jobs and better futures for everyone we support. So if you are looking to seize a new opportunity this new year, contact us to see how we can help you take that important next step on your career journey.

For more details, contact 01792 284000 or visit