Better Jobs, Better Futures, which is run by Gower College, Swansea, has taken on a number of new staff to further develop their support for local businesses.
Louise Dempster, Beth Fisher, Zoe Williams, and Mark James join the team as Workforce Advisers, assisting local employers to expand and strengthen their workforce, providing them with personalised support and advice.
With over 15 years of experience in the employability field, Louise Dempster has a strong track record of working with both employers and job seekers.
Having previously worked at the former Swansea College on earlier employability programmes, Louise is returning to familiar territory bringing the additional experience she has gained within the wider employment support sector.
Beth Fisher brings wide-ranging experience in a number of client-focused positions, varying from large blue-chip companies to smaller independent businesses.
Able to maximise the potential of any workforce, developing meaningful professional relationships is Beth’s forte and she is passionate about working closely with businesses to provide an outstanding service.
Zoe Williams worked in the recruitment industry for over 12 years before moving into the employability sector.
With a passion for diversity and equality, Zoe will bring a wealth of knowledge into her new role at Better Jobs, Better Futures, in particular, working with companies on skills utilisation and fair and flexible work practices.
Mark James joins the programme after several years working as an employment liaison officer within local government.
He said of his new appointment: “I am eager to be working with Swansea’s businesses and assisting them with their staff retention, succession planning and the mapping of staff development progression pathways, especially during times of significant economic change in the region.”
Alongside the appointments to the workforce team, the programme is also welcoming three new staff to its recruitment team, supporting local businesses seeking to recruit new staff through the provision of a full talent acquisition service.
Mark Wilkes joins as
Welcoming the new appointments, employability partnerships and programmes manager, Cath Jenkins, said: “Better Jobs, Better Futures is about ensuring that employers are able to recruit and retain the best talent and with these
“We’re really fortunate to have secured such a talented and experienced team who will be able to offer the best support possible for businesses in Swansea and the surrounding area.”
Better Jobs, Better Futures is currently based at temporary offices on the Kingsway, but the programme will be moving to bespoke offices – also on the Kingsway – in 2018.
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