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GO Wales (Achieve though work experience)

Project description

The programme is aimed at students on higher education (HE) courses in Wales who have faced barriers in accessing HE or work experience and are most at risk of NEET when they leave HE.  The programme aims to increase the students’ employability through bespoke work experience with employers and employability support. It is delivered by the universities in Wales and managed by HEFCW.

Advisers support participants over a period of time to identify and meet their employability needs, working with employers to create flexible, bespoke work experience for the participants. The advisers help the participants prepare for their work experience, learn from it and decide on their next steps so that they increase their chances of securing employment when they leave Higher Education.

Geographical coverage

The project works in all local authority areas throughout Wales.

Essential eligibility criteria

  • Under 25 years old at point of entry
  • Be in full-time education, studying Higher Education course in Wales

and one or more of the following:

  • From a BME background
  • Have a disability of work limiting health condition
  • Have care or childcare responsibilities
  • Be a care leaver
  • Be from a low HE participation area

Specific targets

  • Participants accepted onto the programme
  • Participants with a disability and / or work limiting health condition
  • Participants from a BME background
  • Participants with care responsibilities
  • Participants who have been in care
  • Participants from Low HE participation areas
  • Participants undertaking work experience
  • Participants at reduced risk of NEET

Contact details

Name: Emma Mock
Email: Emma.mock@hefcw.ac.uk
Telephone: 029 2085 9742
Address: Tŷ Afon, Bedwas Road, Bedwas, Caerphilly CF83 8WT
Website: Website

Additional details

Local authority area of delivery and contact email

Aberystwyth University: gowales@aber.ac.uk
Bangor University: gowales@bangor.ac.uk
Cardiff Metropolitan University: gowales@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Cardiff University: gowales@cardiff.ac.uk
Open University in Wales: gowales@open.ac.uk
Swansea University: gowales@swansea.ac.uk
University of South Wales: gowales@southwales.ac.uk
University of Wales, Trinity Saint David: gowales@uwtsd.ac.uk
Wrexham Glyndŵr University: gowales@glyndwr.ac.uk