• BJBF Team


Tidal Estates & Lettings

Sarah Draper, Director

“To say we are highly satisfied with Better Jobs, Better Futures is an understatement. The service that we have been provided with from start to finish has been exemplary. We met with Beth Fisher on 23rd August 2018 and by 7th September they had advertised the position, shortlisted candidates, conducted a mock interview and booked an appointment for us to interview. Beth listened to our brief and absolutely nailed it. The candidate that we have employed, is one that we have been looking for, for a long time, one with passion and enthusiasm! We have also liaised with Julie Bowen, regarding our apprentice and I am extremely pleased with the service and communication provided by both Beth and Julie, they are a credit to Better jobs, Better futures. We can highly recommend the service to all of our professional contacts.”

Ensure You

Philip Howells, Principal

“When I first met Zoe at Better Jobs, Better Futures I knew that I was in good hands. Zoe took time to understand the business and ensure that the role profile for the advert was exactly what the business needed. As soon as the vacancy went live the number of applications was astounding and within 2 days we had over 70 applications. Whilst this was great, my fear was that I was going to have to sift through all the applications and interview the short listed candidates. I spoke to Zoe who was already replying to candidates and had made a short list to interview. Without the help of Zoe and the team I would still be looking for the ideal person for my business. I am really pleased to say that Ensure You now has the right person in place to help take the business forward. I would highly recommend the services offered by Better Jobs, Better Futures and would not have felt fully equipped to undertake the recruitment process without their amazing help from the start to the very end.”

Right at Home

James Foley, Managing Director

“Working alongside Gower College’s Better Jobs, Better Futures programme for the last year has proven to be a major quality partnership for my business. The level of support and advice has been invaluable; I feel so much more confident knowing that the Better Jobs, Better Futures team are just on the end of a telephone line and I found the recruitment and disability support especially useful.

We have also used the support of GCS Training in aiding our employees to commence their mandatory QCF level 2 in Health and Social Care. Myself and my Manager are also completing our level 5 and the course has been very enjoyable and invaluable.  I have learnt a lot and feel less daunted about applying my new skills into the business.

The Better Jobs, Better Futures team have encouraged me and enthused me in my business endeavors.  It has been a pleasure to be working with them, and as a new and ambitious team here at Right at Home Swansea, we see our future very much in partnership with Better Jobs, Better Futures and Gower College Swansea.”

DWJ Wealth Management

Danni Watts-Jones, 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.”


Ruth Gates, Apprentice Lead

“ABMU 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.”

Countrywide Hearing Ltd

Kate Reed, Finance Manager

“We recently used the recruitment services of Gower College Swansea’s Better Jobs, Better Futures programme when needing to appoint two new positions in our business. The team were able to provide advice on job adverts, market rate and undertake pre-interview telephone screening of candidates.  We found this very helpful, saving us time and resources and enabling the posts to be filled by strong candidates more quickly.  The service was free yet provided by qualified and experienced staff.  We would recommend using Gower College Swansea’s services to any local business looking for staff.”

Joes Ice Cream

Lucy Hughes, Director

“Our experience with Zoe and Dan from Better Jobs, Better Futures has been fantastic. With their help, we have successfully appointed two office roles and one production role in a short space of time. They have saved us a lot of time and resource by setting up the advert, sifting through applications and conversing with the candidates throughout the process. The candidates offered to us have been of great quality, and we will not hesitate to use their service again.”


Kerry-Anne Moore, Director and Costs Lawyer

“Better Jobs, Better Futures was recommended to me by my business advisor at Business Wales as I was struggling to find the right person with the right skills to recruit within our expanding Swansea office. I met with Zoe Williams at Gower College in Swansea and immediately felt that I was in safe hands. Zoe understood precisely what qualities and skills I was looking for in a potential employee and put processes in place to ensure that I would not be bogged down with the minefield of recruiting. Zoe also assisted with interviews and gave up a significant amount of her time to ensure that the process was as hassle free for me as it could be. The entire process lasted only a matter of weeks and I have now found the ideal recruit as well as a work experience person. I would highly recommend the services offered by Better Jobs, Better Futures and would not have felt fully equipped to undertake the recruitment process without the help of Zoe and the programme.”

Order Uniform UK Ltd

Kelly Jenkins, Owner

“One of my customers referred me to Better Jobs, Better Futures after they had received help with their recruitment needs. Being a small company and having never interviewed anyone before, we were completely out of our depth. Zoe came to our premises, saw what we do and asked us a load of questions to get a better understanding of what we were looking for. Zoe and the team walked us through every step; they helped write our job advert, sift through applications, book our candidates in for interview, and even sat in on the interviews with us to make sure that we were doing what we needed to do to get the best candidate for the job. By the end they knew my business and its needs better than I did!

Fast forward a few months, and we were ready to advertise for another employee. With no hesitation I picked up the phone, and within 24 hours our new vacancy was live and applications were coming in. I can’t praise everyone in the BJBF team enough; nothing is too much for them, no question is silly and no company is too small for them to help. They saved us so much resource, and it feels like they are a true part of our business. I can honestly say that without them, we wouldn’t have successfully recruited our new staff members. If you are looking at recruiting new team members, then you won’t find anyone better than Better Jobs, Better Futures to support you.”

John Morse Solicitors

Rachel Tyrell, Practice Manager

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to Beth and the team at Better Jobs, Better Futures.  We urgently needed to recruit a receptionist and the position was filled within 2 days.  They immediately knew what we were looking for and found us someone who has fitted in perfectly and hopefully will be a long term member of staff.  Beth saved us so much time advertising and trawling though CV’s which is how we have previously approached recruiting support staff.  We would highly recommend using Gower College Swansea’s services to any local business looking for staff.”

Low Cost Vans

Lorraine Kitchin, HR Manager

“We recently used Gower College Swansea’s Better Jobs, Better Futures programme when we needed to recruit an Apprentice Receptionist and Customer Service Representative. The team were so helpful and provided pre-screening of all the candidates CV’s which was of huge benefit to the business. We filled both posts with strong candidates with the exact previous experience we were looking for.  The service is amazing and Beth and the team worked really hard for us. We would highly recommend using Better Jobs, Better Futures services to any business. Thank you.”

Vortex IOT

Nick Beckett, Director

“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.”

Arvato Bertelsmann

Anthony Pompa, Head of Customer Services

“Apprenticeships are one of the most important tools for tackling the skills gaps businesses face today, helping them boost productivity and innovation and prepare for the ever-evolving talent requirements of the future. One of the challenges faced by our business today is recruiting school leavers and graduates who have limited work-based experience. Our apprenticeship programme enables us to provide young people with not only a first step into the world of work, but a respected qualification and hands-on professional experience. Arvato Swansea is investing and growing its apprenticeship scheme which is providing a clear return on investment, not only in immediate commercial gains but in developing the skill-sets businesses in the local community will need to tackle future challenges. Arvato worked closely with Better Jobs, Better Futures to recruit two new apprentices into the Arvato business. The team promptly visited our offices, understood our needs and found suitable candidates for the apprentice roles. In addition, the team supported the paperwork and all the initial screening to ensure the employers input remained valuable with limited effort. Thank you”