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 advice||Confidence building||Interview skills||Managing an online presence|
|Job hunting support||Paid industrial projects and work experience / internships with employers||Support into self-employment||Online bilingual, community support network|
|Scholarships/bursaries to help with travel expenses and hardware||Personal equipment||Structured on-line graduate pathways||Online career development courses|
|Links to graduate attribute modules||Careers fairs and bespoke employability events||Tailored programme of webinars||Graduate employability resources provision|