Graduates throwing their caps in the air in front of the Great Hall, Swansea UniversityAs a result of Covid-19 and the subsequent economic downturn, students graduating in 2019 or 2020 have entered an unprecedented labour market with many of them sadly finding their career plans now on hold. In response to this, HEFCW have awarded Swansea funds to roll out a new Graduate Support Programme.

Managed and delivered by the Swansea Employability Academy (SEA), this programme will also complement our existing student-focused, ESF-funded GO Wales: Achieve through Work Experience Programme. Its emphasis will be upon achieving better outcomes for people facing barriers who will be most affected by the economic downturn, including disabled people, people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, care leavers and estranged students.

SEA are able to offer a full programme of employability support to all 2019 and 2020 Swansea graduates who are unemployed, underemployed or currently employed in low-skilled roles. The aim of the programme is to help graduates develop further skills and confidence to move them closer to the labour market and help them transition into employment within a more competitive job environment.

SEA’s Graduate Support Programme, includes:

  • Access to our Career Development Course – our online, self-paced programme is now accessible to graduates to develop work-readiness skills, boost confidence and build resilience.
  • A dedicated Graduate Support Team, on hand to offer one-to-one impartial careers advice and guidance to support individuals in planning their next steps and tailoring their job search.
  • Access to a programme of live training including technical and transferable skills courses.
  • Bursaries of up to £300 to support career and employability-related activities.
  • Access to graduate-focussed careers fairs and bespoke employability events.
  • Fully-fund internships, at the Real Living Wage, up to 3 months, within organisations in Wales or based at Swansea University – offering graduates an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to employers and explore their options, including Further Education, whilst building their CV.

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