Graduate Support Fund

The Graduate Support Fund enables universities to implement new initiatives and measures to support their graduates who graduated during the pandemic to access work experience, moving them closer to the labour market and helping their transition into employment in a more competitive job environment.

The funding reflects and complements the GO Wales: Achieve through Work Experience programme, and is therefore focused on supporting graduates:

  • who are unemployed or in low-skilled roles and are from socially disadvantaged backgrounds
  • with protected characteristics or from groups under-represented in higher education.

Universities are using the Graduate Support Fund to further develop their graduates’ employability skills and help them into the job market through:

One to one career coaching and adviceConfidence buildingInterview skillsManaging an online presence
Job hunting supportPaid industrial projects and work experience / internships with employersSupport into self-employmentOnline bilingual, community support network
Scholarships/bursaries to help with travel expenses and hardwarePersonal equipmentStructured on-line graduate pathwaysOnline career development courses
Links to graduate attribute modulesCareers fairs and bespoke employability eventsTailored programme of webinarsGraduate employability resources provision