About Us

Welcome to Coleg Gwent for Employers, a one stop destination for organisations in South East Wales

Whether you require training for your staff, are looking to take on an apprentice or are looking for promising young individuals to fill a skills gap, by working with us you can access a huge range of services and benefits.

Save time

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One point of contact for multiple business services.

Save money

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Access to numerous government funding streams.

Upskill staff

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Comprehensive courses covering all sectors.

Invest in the future

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Shape your future local workforce.

What we do

The aim of Coleg Gwent for Employers is to support local economic growth, invigorating our local business community whilst promoting as much opportunity as possible for our students. Revitalising industry links in our local area and producing motivated and work ready college leavers.

We do this through a series of initiatives including the provision of apprenticeships, providing access to government funding, accredited training for organisations and the opportunity to become an employer partner and play a part in shaping the local workforce of the future.

Who we are

The services and opportunities that Coleg Gwent for Employers can offer you are similar to those provided by Coleg Gwent Business. When Coleg Gwent Business closed its doors in 2018, the services that organisations in our local community had utilised and come to expect transferred to Coleg Gwent for Employers, becoming part of the college itself.

Coleg Gwent for Employers was therefore created, with improvements to the previous structure made possible by the close working links we have within our college itself. Our team’s aim is to strengthen links between education and industry whilst also supporting local business growth. We’ve already brought benefit to a huge number of local organisations, from household names to small independent start-ups.

Meet the team

Abby Bassie

Abigail Bassie
Employer Engagement and Progression Manager

Abigail has responsibility for building and sustaining working relationships with employers in order to support the wider Employer Engagement Team activities and meet overarching strategic objectives. Engaging with employers to maintain a network of relevant employer contacts to support the development of appropriate curriculum and development opportunities, and co-ordinate priorities and actions with the Curriculum teams.

Claire Reardon

Claire Reardon
Employer Engagement Advisor for Technical and Creative Studies

If you’re in industries such as Construction and Engineering, you’ll work closely with Claire. Her current employer partners include organisations such as Wilmott Dixon, St Modwen, Melin Homes, Pro Steel Engineering to name just a few.

Jessica Pike
Employer Engagement Advisor for Enterprise and Academic Studies

Jess looks after organisation in corporate and tech sectors, working with household names such as Admiral, Fujitsu, Thales, LANTRA and the ONS. If you’re in the digital space Jess will be able to find opportunities to work for you.

Allison Werner

Allison Werner
Employer Engagement Advisor for Care and Community Studies

Allison works with organisations such as Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB), Powys Health Board and Newport Council Social Care. Working with organisations large and small she is keen to build relationships and provide as many collaborative opportunities as possible.

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