Organisation: West Coast Network Services, Flintshire
I graduated from Lancaster University in the summer of 2012 with a Management and Entrepreneurship degree. Although I had moved away to University I was very keen to come back and work within North Wales.
Organisation: Y Lolfa, Ceredigion
Welsh Book Publishers Y Lolfa offered Branwen Huws a Work Placement to manage their online publications. A year on and Aberystwyth graduate Branwen is now the Marketing Manager for the company.
Organisation: Dwr Cymru Welsh Water , Merthyr Tydfil
Computer Forensics graduate Jamie Gumery was looking for work within his field of interest but felt that he lacked the experience to manage projects. He applied for a GO Wales Placement with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water that would develop the skills that he was looking to gain, and he has successfully secured a contract extension within the company.
Organisation: British Biocell International Limited, Cardiff
Accounting and Finance graduate Julija Yaroshevska was unsure of whether a career in finance and accounting would be the right choice for her. She applied for a GO Wales Work Placement to find out what it would really be like to work in the sector which led to an extended contract with British Biocell International Ltd.
Organisation: Sinfonia Cymru, Cardiff
By combining the most outstanding music students with young professional musicians, Sinfonia Cymru supports young musicians at the outset of their professional careers; they recruited Music graduate Matthew Green during the summer to help administer their orchestral activities for 10 weeks.
Organisation: NPT Homes Ltd, Neath Port Talbot
"After completing my university degree I was struggling to find a job, mainly because of a lack of experience. When I found the GO Wales website, a work placement seemed perfect for two reasons - it would allow me to gain some practical experience, and it would also allow me to decide whether I actually wanted to pursue a future career in the IT sector."
Organisation: Printing.com, Swansea
Branding and print design company Colourbox Creative in Swansea contacted us with a project brief; they needed a graduate to take full responsibility for developing their in-house customer enquiry service; putting in procedures that would help the business run smoothly and enhance the customer service element.
Organisation: Golwg Newydd, Ceredigion
Owain Schiavone Chief Executive of Golwg Newydd which is responsible for the rolling Welsh language news service, Golwg360.com recruited Welsh speaking Aberystwyth University graduate; Guto Dafydd as a Coordinator for the Sports News section of the website. Owain explains how the project went;
Organisation: Brecon Cathedral, Powys
During her work placement at Brecon Cathedral Jade Hughes worked alongside the Marketing Manager on projects and activities to support the revenue generation of the Cathedral. Jade generated £26,000 of income for Brecon Cathedral during her experience. She explains;
Organisation: MijMoj Contemporary Furniture Design, Conwy
Contemporary furniture design company MijMoj in North Wales recruited graduate Peter Jervis via the GO Wales Work Placement scheme to assist with a product design project; working on a new range of products from concept to manufacture. Designer Gafyn Owen explains;
Organisation: ISCA UK Ltd, Caerphilly
Jonathan Walker who studied a degree and PHD in Chemistry at Cardiff University has recently landed a fantastic work placement at ISCA UK through the GO Wales Graduate Academy. ISCA UK is a manufacturer of specialist chemicals and polymers for personal care.
Organisation: Locws International Limited , Swansea
Lucy Read a Fine Art graduate from Swansea Metropolitan University took part in a 10 week work placement with Locws International; an artist led organisation working on visual arts projects for public and accessible places across the city of Swansea.
Organisation: Anglesey Sea Zoo, Isle of Anglesey
Anglesey Sea Zoo is a popular tourist attraction on the Isle of Anglesey. They recently offered a ten week paid work placement for a graduate to work as part of the biological team at the zoo and local Bangor University Marine Biology graduate, Lowri Elen Evans was the appointed placee.
Organisation: Eurobond Laminates, Cardiff
Huw Williams a final year Mechanical Engineering student from Cardiff University took part in a 12 week summer Work Placement with Eurobond Laminates. Huw explains how his time with the company has set him on the path to a future career in engineering;
Organisation: Heritage Attractions, Gwynedd
For decades stationmasters at the top of Snowdon would prepare passengers for descent with a blow of his whistle. That was before bosses at Snowdon Mountain Railway (SMR) decided a new and improved method was needed and employed two innovative students from Bangor University to install a groundbreaking PA system at the peak’s new visitor centre, Hafod Eryri.
Organisation: View Creative, Conwy
View Creative is a full service graphic design and branding agency located in the pretty seaside resort of Rhos on Sea, North Wales. Jason Roberts joined the business on a ten week placement to work on a range of client design projects.