HEFCW sponsored the Graduate Opportunities Wales (GO Wales) programme, which assisted HE students and graduates in Wales to get work - or work experience - and inspired Welsh companies to check to home-grown talent to meet their particular high-level abilities requirements. The existing GO Wales task completed after 2014. HEFCW intends to submit an application for European Structural Funding for a new period of GO Wales in 2015.
The programme had been delivered from universities and supplied services to undergraduates, students and companies throughout Wales.Providers included:
- work tasters for pupils and students enabling all of them to learn more about their particular selected career
- compensated work placements for pupils and students
- financial help for SMEs to teach and develop their graduate level staff
- a Graduate Academy Programme to greatly help underemployed and unemployed students to access work and work knowledge while building their particular advanced abilities
- a Freelancers Academy programme for the people wishing to explore and take their very first steps towards an independent career