The ‘Futures Hubs’ are part of the ‘Better Jobs, Better Futures’ programme and are exclusively available to Gower College Swansea students. The hubs aim to support students to make a successful transition into employment through a combination of career-focused knowledge and skills, and one-to-one employability advice and support. They can also assist students in finding part-time employment whilst undertaking their studies at the college. Students can access the hubs on a drop-in basis (see details below) or via referral from a tutor.
Support is tailored to the individual student and is predominantly delivered on a one-to-one basis, though group sessions may be offered at times throughout the year. The types of support available include:
Employability skills and work readiness – job search skills, CV preparation, building confidence/motivation, work/life management skills
Work experience and work focus – identifying realistic and rewarding job/career goals, work trials and tasters, and focused work placements
Coaching and mentoring – continuous one-to-one support to engage learners and to identify and address risks/barriers to entering and maintaining employment
Job matching and recruitment brokerage – interview coaching, matching to existing/future job opportunities through intensive recruitment support for learners and employers
Wraparound support – facilitating access to specialist support to overcome practical barriers to accessing and maintaining employment, such as transport, childcare, caring responsibilities.
The hubs are available during term-time and are located in the library at the Tycoch and Gorseinon campuses on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9.30am and 4.00pm. Outside of term-time students can access support at the college’s Kingsway Centre (click here for directions and opening hours) or by contacting 01792 284450 / email@example.com.