College put me on a path to helping save lives with data

A love of data is helping one Gower College Swansea alumni to play an integral role within the NHS, after her college supported her to pursue a dream apprenticeship despite the challenges brought by the pandemic.

Laurice Keogh (19) from Loughor, Swansea, has wanted to pursue a career in data from a young age. Today, that drive has seen her start a career as an apprentice with Digital Health and Care Wales, helping to change the way health and care services are delivered.


A Level and GCSE

Welsh businesses urged to re-think recruitment strategies amid workforce crisis

With Apprenticeship Week Wales underway (Feb 7-13), Welsh businesses are being urged to rethink existing recruitment strategies to best manage future workforces.

Mark Jones, Principal of Gower College Swansea and Vaughan Gething, the Minister for the Economy, are asking Welsh businesses to consider recruiting apprentices in a bid to fill vacancies.

Creu 3,000 o brentisiaid newydd yn Ninas-Ranbarth Bae Abertawe

Mae Gweinidog Llywodraeth y DU dros Gymru David TC Davies wedi cwrdd â phobl ifanc sydd ar fin elwa ar fenter newydd gwerth £30m i ddarparu cyfleoedd hyfforddi a datblygu.

Yn dilyn cymeradwyaeth Llywodraeth y DU a Llywodraeth Cymru o raglen Sgiliau a Thalent Bargen Dinas Bae Abertawe, cyfarfu’r Gweinidog Davies â myfyrwyr ym Mhrifysgol Cymru y Drindod Dewi Sant a Choleg Gŵyr Abertawe i glywed sut y bydd o fudd i bobl ifanc ledled Sir Gaerfyrddin, Sir Benfro, Sir Abertawe, a Chastell-nedd Port Talbot.



3,000 new apprenticeships created in Swansea Bay City Region

UK Government Minister for Wales David TC Davies has met young people set to benefit from a new £30m initiative to provide training and development opportunities.

Following the UK Government and Welsh Government approval of the Swansea Bay City Deal’s Skills and Talent programme, Minister Davies met students at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Gower College Swansea to hear how it will benefit young people across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, County of Swansea, and Neath Port Talbot.



Gower College Swansea scoops a further two major apprenticeship awards

Gower College Swansea has been awarded the coveted titles of ‘UK Digital Apprenticeship Provider of the Year’ and ‘UK Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeship Provider of the Year’ at the FE Week and AELP AAC National Apprenticeship Awards. The College was the only Welsh provider to win an award and the only provider in the UK to secure two awards at the event.

Gower College Swansea becomes first educational partner of The UK Fashion & Textile Association in Wales

The first fashion and textile apprentices in Wales successfully qualified at Gower College Swansea last year, with more set to follow this year. The College is the only pan-Wales, Welsh Government approved provider for Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeships levels 2-4, and has recently become the first educational partner of the UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) in Wales.


Arts, Crafts and Photography

Apprentices and employers celebrated at Virtual Awards

To celebrate Apprenticeship Week Wales 2021, Gower College Swansea has organised a week-long programme of virtual events and activities from live chat rooms and information sessions to free webinars and YouTube tutorials.

One very important element of the College’s celebrations is the Virtual Apprenticeship Awards, held across Twitter and LinkedIn this week, and designed to highlight the very best of the best apprentices, employers and assessors.



Apprenticeship Week Wales 2021 - Information Sessions

Apprenticeship Week Wales aims to shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country.

This year, Apprenticeship Week Wales will take place between Monday 8 February and Sunday 14 February.

The annual celebration showcases how apprenticeships have helped both businesses and individuals from an employment and skills development perspective.



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