Enterprising Futures

Enterprising Futures

Enterprising Futures is a Gower College Swansea initiative aimed at engaging, encouraging and supporting individuals to access self-employment routeways, operating across both Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

The programme promotes the benefits of self-employment through a combination of engagement and development workshops and intensive one-to-one coaching and mentoring. Support is flexible and tailored to your needs, with a strong emphasis on individualised advice and support through a dedicated Employment Coach, who will work you to identify and address any barriers to self-employment. The programme of support will therefore vary for each individual but could include some or all of the following activities:

  • Intensive coaching and mentoring to build your confidence, motivation, resilience, aspiration and to help develop your entrepreneurial potential;
  • Advice on developing your business ideas and accessing business support and mentoring;
  • Support to develop your presentation/pitching and business communication skills;
  • Advice and signposting to relevant training or certification;
  • Support to improve your interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills;
  • Access to business shadowing placements;
  • Advice on managing health conditions or disabilities in work;
  • Awareness sessions with role models to engage, inspire and motivate;
  • Advice and practical wraparound support to overcome any wider barriers to self-employment.

Becky – Case Study

“I feel the support Steven has provided me has been immeasurable, I have moved forward leaps and bounds in my preparation for launching my business and feel more sure footed thanks to the advice and guidance I was given at the Hub.”

Anna – Case Study

“It is really helpful that every week we can meet…I can ask you questions and you’re always there to help me. All your suggestions are so useful…I feel more confident and I’m also mobilised to do regular work on my business every week…thanks for your great support”

Partner Feedback – HMP Swansea

“The Enterprising Futures workshop was very impactful. The group stated that for those who wish to go into self-employment, the session was an eye opening experience to the procedures needed. The feedback was equally positive for those that were not thinking about self-employment. The activities during the session were very unique compared to other partners, which the group found refreshing. As a presenter, the group found Steve easy to relate to and his calm and friendly approach created a very positive classroom atmosphere.”

Contact us


Employment Hub
37 The Kingsway (first floor)
Swansea
SA1 5LF

01792 284450

Opening times:

Monday – Friday

9.00am – 5.00pm

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Cerys Howells