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GO Wales​ for employers

We support University students facing barriers to securing work experience.

You can help a student improve their work related skills, while demonstrating your corporate social responsibility and willingness to help create a fairer society.

The Programme is part-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) through the Welsh Government.

Information for students


We work with all kinds of employers in Wales to source opportunities for:

Work shadowing - up to three days of unpaid work experience where you observe someone in their role to understand how they do their job.

Work tasters - up to four weeks of unpaid work experience where you have the opportunity to learn about work and the working environment by observing and undertaking some tasks.

Work placements - four to six weeks of work experience getting hands-on experience or working on a project.

Student eligibility

We are funded through the European Social Fund, and this funding has eligibility criteria.

Student must be under 25 years old, studying full time and answer yes to at least one of the following:

  • I have a disability or work-limiting health condition
  • I am from a Black and/or Minority Ethnic background (of non-white descent)
  • I have caring or child-care responsibilities
  • I have been in care
  • I am estranged from my family
  • I’m from a low higher education participation neighbourhood.

Employer testimonials

Chloe, MW Phillips Pharmacy 

“GO Wales students make a difference and help in the workplace”. 

Tara, UNA Exchange

"Tara has had three exceptional GO Wales placements."

Zoe Gingell, Cardiff MADE Director
“It introduced us to someone who we wouldn’t have met”.


Contact us

We are a friendly team, based within the Careers Service. We love our jobs and helping students to realise their potential.

If you would like more information email the team at gowales@cardiffmet.ac.uk or call 02920 416996. We would love to hear from you.

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