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Frontline’s mission is “to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting ad developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society.”

The founder and chief executive of Frontline, Josh Macalister, was a teacher working in challenging schools in Greater Manchester.  Through his experiences working with vulnerable children he was inspired to develop the idea for Frontline.  The idea was picked up by Lord Andrew Adonis, who encouraged Josh to take the idea and turn it into a reality.

Frontline combines an innovative curriculum 5-week Summer Institute, 12 months supervised on-the-job training and leadership development programme.

In your first year you will work towards a Postgrduate Diploma in Social Work which will be awarded at the end of the year subject to meeting all the requirements.  As a newly qualified social worker you will have the oportunity to study for a Master’s degree and obtain this on completion of Year 2.

Frontline applications are now open:  applications will close on 21 November, but early applications are advised.

Visit to find out more and apply online, and follow the Frontline blog which includes useful advice for prospective applicants including:

  • Expert advice on making your application from the Frontline recruitment team
  • Top tips on completing the online Verbal Reasoning Test.




Frank Knox Fellowships were established in 1945 by Mrs Annie Reid Knox as the Frank Knox Memorial to enable students from the UK, along with those from Australia, Canada and New Zealand, to undertake graduate study at Harvard University.

Please visit for information and online applications.

For the Harvard site for Frank Knox Fellowships, see

Special regard will be given to personal qualities in the awarding of Frank Knox Fellowships:

“Candidates will be selected on the basis of future promise of leadership.   Strength of character, keen mind, a balanced judgment, and devotion to the democractic ideal will be the qualities borne in mind in making the final selection.”


Support for new graduates

The Swansea Employability Academy can still provide help and advice to Swansea University Alumni up to five years after graduation, including:

  • Individual appointments with Careers Advisers
  • Advice by email or telephone
  • Advice on postgraduate study and funding
  • Job hunting information
  • Access to some of our work placement programmes.

Our degrees open doors – help us prove it!







Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey

Early in 2017 we will ask you to complete a short anonymous survey asking whether you are working, studying, volunteering or doing something else.

These official DLHE statistics are used in league tables and guides. If Swansea does well again it reflects well on our graduates – and that means you.

The data also gives us an insight into the jobs market so you will be helping the students who follow in your footsteps.


Blind in Business will be running their first mock assessment centre for visually impaired students on 7 July 2016. They’ve worked with an external training provider to offer an introduction to assessment centres, competency-based interview training and a mock assessment centre (psychometric tests, presentation and group exercise).

To register your interest for upcoming sessions, email your CV to: with the subject line: ‘Mock AC’.

If you’re a student in your final year, click here to read a useful guide in The Guardian to help you take the next step to find the job you want.

Also, remember that the Swansea Employability Academy provides help and support for Swansea University alumni for up to five years after you graduate.

The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IfEL), in collaboration with Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) and International Students Advisory Service (ISAS), are hosting a seminar where you can get all of the information you need about applying.

The seminar will be on Wednesday May 11th 2016 starting at 1.30pm and finishing at 3.00pm in room CBE 112 in the School of Management building on the Bay Campus.

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Career planning and employability in the UK
  • The requirements of a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur VISA
  • What we look for in a business plan

To register your place at this seminar go to:

For more information about the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur VISA please visit

Please email if you have any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

This event is organised by the Careers Group, University of London, and sponsored by TARGETjobs.

Meet and network with up to 80 graduate recruiters and training providers.

This event includes a presentation programme covering essential careers advice, and visitors can also have their CV checked for free.

Date:  22 June 2016
Time:  11:00 – 18:00
Venue:  Senate House, Russell Square, London

Entry is FREE.

For more information and registration, go to

A sign language interpreter will be available, and Senate House is fully accessible.


Network with School of Management alumni over complimentary canapés and beverages.

This event is open to all students – click here to download the schedule for the evening.






Santander UK are offering £15,000 + support to the best start-up and £3,000 + support to the best business idea.

As well as offering cash prizes, this year Santander UK have teamed up with Talent Cupboard to provide winning businesses with digital support and a marketing makeover.

That’s not all, as runners up also get prizes!

Check out Santander UK’s website for details:

So what are you waiting for?

The competition is open to Swansea University Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Alumni who officially graduated in the last two years.

The entry deadline to Swansea University is 5pm on April 26th 2016.

Email NOW to find out how you can enter.

Applications for our September 2016 scholarship placements are now open!

Have you ever thought about studying in China? Apply now for a Generation UK-China scholarship and experience what it’s like to spend a semester or year at a university in the fastest growing economy in the world!

Whether you’re a final year student or recent graduate looking to get your foot on the career ladder, this is a great opportunity to enhance your CV with Chinese language study, immerse yourself in a vibrant new culture, and experience something different!

Scholarships available for September 2016:

  • British Council China Scholarship (15 March deadline)
  • Chongqing
  • Fujian
  • Shandong
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Tianjin
  • Zhejiang

The deadline to submit your application for our joint programmes is 15 April 2016. You can apply for more than one programme and places are limited so apply now!

To find out more about  scholarships and other programmes, visit the British Council’s website and watch their video.

Be a part of #GenerationUK

Who: Open to sight impaired people interested in a career in law

What: Short interviews & feedback from graduate recruitment professionals at leading UK law firms, including Freshfields, Ashurst, Allen & Overy, CMS Cameron McKenna, Herbert Smith Freehills, Howard Kennedy and Norton Rose Fulbright.

When: Friday 29th January 2016, 6-9 PM

Where: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 65 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1HS. (Arrangements can be made to meet candidates at nearby stations or bus stops.)

Why: Gain interview practice & honest feedback from graduate recruiters; networking opportunity

To apply, send your CV to:

Places are limited. Priority will be given to:

  • Penultimate or final-year students (predicted 2:1 or above)
  • Recent graduates (achieved 2:1 or above)
  • Those currently doing vocational training

Applications from all sight impaired people welcome.



Twitter: @blindinbusiness #careerinlaw

打印The British Council China are organising a series of workshops in the UK from this Saturday across five cities including Edinburgh, Manchester, Cambridge, Oxford and London to give Chinese students an insight into the current job market and equip them to be prepared for employment after graduation.

Click here to download a document with the time and locations on it. The registration link and job description posts are also included inthe document.

Click here to download the full-size poster with QR code.

Graduate Impact Survey

Feedback from our graduates is really important to us as we use it to improve the Employability Academy’s services. So if you have recently graduated we would really appreciate it if you could complete our Graduate Impact Survey which you can find at

GradLink ASEAN is a specialist careers website for students and graduates from the ASEAN countries who are studying at universities in the UK. It currently includes specific sections for Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore, and more countries will be added in the future.


The site enables you to learn about graduate opportunities and connect with graduate employers in the ASEAN countries. It includes vacancies, graduate profiles, employer contacts, in-depth advice and news – plus Go-CV – a CV building and submission service that lets you pass your CV on to all or selected GradLink employers whenever you like.

Businesses: GradLink ASEAN is your free one-stop portal for connecting with high-quality ASEAN students and graduates who have studied in the UK. This is your opportunity to advertise vacancies and to search an extensive database of CVs of graduates from the top universities in the UK.

GradLink ASEAN is powered by the University of the West of England (UWE). The website was built by a UWE alumnus. GradLink ASEAN is free of charge to all.

Calling all Swansea University final year undergraduate students, come and join us for this event:

When: Tuesday 2 June 2015

Where: HUB, ILS2 building Swansea University Medical School

Time: 12 noon – 1.00pm

What: Free lunch and an opportunity to find out more about our range of taught and research programmes

Don’t miss out – register today to attend the event.

For more information on the courses we offer visit

For some people, motor insurance is far more than just a must-have; it’s a way of taking care of what stands at the heart of their passion or livelihood. ERS work with brokers to provide tailored insurance services to meet their needs – a specialist approach which they call Equity Insurance.

ERS will be holding an open day on Saturday 9th May 2015, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm in their Swansea office at: Cardigan House, Castle Court, Phoenix Way, Enterprise Park, Llansamlet, Swansea, SA7 9LZ. You will be able to look around the building, ask questions, discuss current career opportunities etc. The positions available will be suitable for school leavers, graduates and experienced roles from a variety of disciplines including Finance, IT, Claims, and Underwriting.

Visit for more information.

NIACE Cymru is working with The Electronic and Software Technologies network (ESTnet) to develop an innovative digital skills based project.

The project will include a ‘Young Persons’ Competition which wil engage with 15-24 year olds from schools, colleges, universities and the workplace in Wales. Download more information here.

on 19 June there will be a final open debate and prize giving for the competition winners.

The competition is for one person to win a one-week internship at Camden-based online marketing agency atom42, working with their dedicated web designer.

The competition is ideal for students, either those studying web design, or just with a general interest in it.

Click here for details.

The closing date for the competition is 7 December 2014.

If you’d like £12,000 of funding plus mentoring, visa support & more to get your business idea up and running in the UK then you have just 2 weeks to go to get your applications in for the new Sirius Programme! Apply now:

Your final chance to apply to the Sirius Programme ends on 30th June – don’t miss out! The programme offers one of the most comprehensive start-up support packages in the world, so if you’re a graduate hoping to start up your own business apply now.

The Sirius Programme is a new UKTI scheme that allows young entrepreneurs to apply for help setting up their business in the UK. Successful applicants will receive a 12-month start-up support package which includes a £12,000 investment, visa endorsement, a place in a business accelerator programme, mentoring and logistical help with relocating to the UK (like a mobile phone and introduction to a bank manager on arrival). One of the key aspects of the Sirius Programme that makes it the best programme in Europe, is that no equity is taken from the business so it remains 100% owned by the graduate teams.

Technoforte are currently recruiting for internships based in Bangalore, and will consider both non-Indian and Indian applicants.  Education at an institution outside India is one of the selection criteria.

Required skills sets as interns:

  1. Data Scientists and Statisticians. Their role will be Data Modeling and KPI definition for company Analytics. They should also have some insight into predictive analysis
  2. Graduates with specialization in Supply Chain Management
  3. MCA or Computer Science engineers who have knowledge of .Net and Java
  4. BBA or MBA graduates specialized in international sales

Remuneration: The stay cost up to INR 10,000 per intern will be undertaken by Technoforte. An internship allowance of INR 10,000 will be payable after 3 months subject to performance.

Accommodation: Technoforte can help interns to find suitable accommodation.

Number of interns to be recruited: To begin with 1 from each of the required disciplines –as mentioned below for India location, and possibly more depending on plans for the Wales office.

Application procedure: CVs should be sent to  Interviews will be conducted over web/telephone.

Internship duration: 1 year minimum.

Start date: The internship will be available in a month’s time.

Visa: Technoforte will provide the necessary documents for work visas for non-Indian applicants.