GO Wales: Achieve through Work Experience is a university-led programme offering tailored support and work experience to eligible students under 25. The programme offers flexibility, from three days’ unpaid work shadowing to a six week paid work placement.
Students from disadvantaged backgrounds, with disabilities or caring responsibilities, care leavers, and from black and minority ethnic backgrounds benefit from the scheme, and from this academic year estranged students are also able to participate. More than 1,400 students have taken part since the start of the programme.
An extension to GO Wales was approved by WEFO earlier this year. The end date is now 31 October 2022, rather than 31 January 2022, which will give higher education providers the opportunity to work with students for the entire 2021/22 academic year, and provide work experience over the summer period.
The participating universities are: Bangor University, Aberystwyth University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea University, University of South Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University, the Open University in Wales and Wrexham Glyndŵr University. For more information go to www.gowales.co.uk.