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

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

Swansea people securing better employment thanks to College scheme

A programme designed to strengthen Swansea’s workforce has supported nearly 400 people and 80 businesses across the city during its first six months in operation.  Read more

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

Futures Academy Blog – My Potential, My Future

The Futures Academy kicked off in the first week of February and what a fantastic start it has been! Read more