• BJBF Team

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 / futureshub@gcs.ac.uk.

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