Iestyn Roberts was just starting out as a freelance 3D animator when he heard about the GO Wales Freelancer Academy. Like many individuals embarking on the journey to self-employment, the amount of information to process can be overwhelming; Iestyn was keen to attend a course that would encompass all of this and help him to make the best start to his freelance career in animation.
Cardiff City Football Club has given over 20 students and graduates the opportunity to utilise their talents by helping the media department with a number of key projects to help raise the profile of the club.
ECTARC, the European Centre for Training and Regional Co-operation has secured EU funding to enable 100 Wales-based graduates to experience a work placement in another European country. Working with GO Wales, ECTARC plan to recruit 100 graduates per year to their Lifelong Learning Leonardo da Vinci programme to offer them the opportunity to develop their employment opportunities by participating in a 13 week programme of language and work experience directly connected to their studies in Spain, France, Germany or Italy.
Tuoyo Agidee graduated with a degree in Electronic Micro Computing Systems two years ago just as the global recession was kicking in. After 80 job applications in a traditionally male dominated industry her determination paid off and she successfully landed a contract with Panasonic in Cardiff.
From today, you’ll be able to carry and use a Welsh dictionary anywhere in the world. The new Ap Geiriaduron, or Welsh-English dictionary app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android, and will be used for the first time on the summit of Snowdon, to show how mobile and useful it can be for anyone, whether they are Welsh learners, parents, teachers or students.
Wrexham organisation AVOW can vouch for the skills graduates can bring to small businesses in Wales after recruiting graduate Aleksandra Zembrzuska through the GO Wales scheme to manage their marketing and communication strategy.
Lois Nelson graduated from Cardiff University last year with a degree in English. After taking part in a GO Wales Placement with b2b IT Services, Lois was inspired to start her own business; Fresh Flow Business Solutions. Lois explains;
Every student and graduate that takes part in a GO Wales Work Placement has the opportunity to complete a work based qualification called the Professional Development Award. The Award has been designed to help graduates make the most of the experience by focusing on the skills developed before, during and after a placement. It looks great on your CV and it’s paid for by GO Wales!