Mother and daughter thank College’s employability programme

Mother and daughter team Deb and Rebecca Harry are among the latest beneficiaries of Gower College Swansea’s highly successful employability programme, Better Jobs, Better Futures.  Read more

Joe’s Ice Cream and Better Jobs, Better Futures – A recipe for success!

Joe’s Ice Cream were initially referred to the Better Jobs, Better Futures programme through the Chwarae Teg charity who work to support the economic development of women in Wales. Read more

Better Jobs, Better Futures – The Apprentice!

The Better Jobs, Better Futures team recently supported students from Gower College Swansea’s Foundation Degree in Sports Development and Management.

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Improving gender equality in the workplace: 6 quick hints and tips

Is your workforce as gender-equal as it could be? If not, you could be missing out on the many benefits associated with improving gender equality in the workplace, some of which may be less obvious than others. As well as harnessing the potential wealth of untapped female talent in your business, companies who demonstrate equal and fair practices across their organisation can significantly improve employee morale and commitment, which not only impacts positively on organisational culture and attitudes within the workforce but can also be a huge attraction to customers and other stakeholders. Increased flexibility for both men and women in the workplace could also bring benefits in terms of improvements in quality and productivity. Read more

Inspirational young man overcomes significant hurdles and secures prestigious High 5 award

Inspirational young man overcomes significant hurdles and secures prestigious High 5 award

Aaron Cope was facing a life of uncertainty before receiving the support of Gower College Swansea’s Better Jobs, Better Futures programme. Read more

Better Jobs, Better Futures – One year on

Better Jobs, Better Futures – one year on

Gower College Swansea’s employability programme, Better Jobs, Better Futures is celebrating a highly successful first year of delivery. Read more

Better Jobs, Better Futures support local business to recruit disability champion

A homecare provider has won recognition for championing disabled workers’ rights and ensuring their business is accessible to all, with the help of Gower College Swansea’s Better Jobs, Better Futures programme. Read more

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 Atlantic who delivered a highly engaging and informative life skills session and James Foley from Right at Home who gave an inspirational talk on how to make positive changes to your career. It was brilliant to see so many of our new and existing clients participating in the day’s activities and we have had some fantastic feedback. Read more

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. Read more

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 comprehensive outreach programme which has included live musical performances, industry insight, workshops, Q&A’s with influential figures, employability events and work experience opportunities. Read more