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GO Wales: Achieve through Work Experience

HEFCW is the Lead Beneficiary for two European Social Fund operations, known as the GO Wales: Achieve through Work Experience Programme. The operations are funded under Priority Axis 3, Specific Objective 2 (To reduce the number of those at risk of NEET, 11 to 24 year olds). The nine universities in Wales deliver the operations, which were originally funded from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2019 but have been extended until 31 January 2022.

The operations are designed to support the employability of young students on higher education courses in Wales and are aimed at those students who face barriers in accessing work experience and who are most at risk of not securing employment, education or training when leaving their higher education course. The operations provide tailored work experience opportunities for full-time students under the age of 25 years, and associated support to help the students get the best out of their experience and plan their next steps. We help those students who, because of their circumstances or needs, find it difficult to access work experience and who need more support than they can get from embedded employability provision and other initiatives available to all students.

For more information, please visit the GO Wales: Achieve through Work Experience website at or send a message to

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