The University of Wales Lampeter recently developed and hosted the first GO Wales Graduate Academy, designed to support graduates living in Wales in meeting the challenge of obtaining graduate employment.
The 6-week programme, accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), involved a 2-week training course held on the University campus in July and a 4-week period of work place experience undertaken in the individual participant’s home town.
Eighteen graduates from across Wales, including Lampeter, successfully completed the 6-week programme and are now awaiting their assessment results and confirmation of their achievement of the ILM Level 5 Award in Management. Further programmes will be planned across Wales in 2010 and 2011, including again in Lampeter.
The Graduate Academy is part of the GO Wales programme, an all-Wales set of initiatives and support services part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) through the European Union’s Convergence programme administered by the Welsh Assembly Government.
Further information is available from Gwen Adams, Graduate Academy Coordinator, Employability Unit, ext 361, e-mail: [email protected].