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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: jessica@blindinbusiness.org.uk

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.

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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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6XFS96T.

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.

Visit www.gradlinkASEAN.com.

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 www.swansea.ac.uk/medicine/learningandteaching/postgraduatetaught/.

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 www.ers.com 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:  www.siriusprogramme.com

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 sanjay@technoforte.co.in.  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.


The scheme took on its first cohort in 2013, and is open to students and graduates on RICS-accredited course. The deadline for applications is 13th June this year.  For more information visit:  http://www.property.nhs.uk/about-us/graduates/.

Graduating this summer?

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GO Wales can offer you lots of opportunities:

  • Paid work placements
  • Jobs Growth Wales
  • Training Academies
  • Graduate Jobs

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EmployAbility is pleased to be able to offer disabled and dyslexic students and recent graduates the chance to apply for fantastic and varied internships with the British Council.  Full details can be found on the EmployAbility website at http://www.employ-ability.org.uk/, and these include:

  • Corporate HQ – External Relations Assistant
  • Corporate HQ – Communications role
  • Corporate HQ – digital Content Assistant
  • Education and Society – Society Digital Assistant
  • Education and Society – Schools Digital Support Officer
  • Education and Society – Science Digital Marketing and Communications Assistant
  • Business development – Partnerships and Business Development Assistant
  • Arts – Film Team Assistant
  • Arts – Literature Assistant
  • Arts – Music Team Assistant
  • Information Technology Services – Records Management Assistant

To begin an application for any of the above roles, please click here for more details and go to “apply now” at the bottom of the page.  Although application deadlines are in place, candidates are strongly advised to apply early.  If you have any extenuating circumstances or require further information about the Internship Programme, please contact Justin Penney on +44 (0)7776 090 508 or email:  info@employ-ability.org.uk.

About the British Council

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. They call this work: cultural relations.

Each year they work with millions of people, connecting them with the United Kingdom, sharing British cultures and the UK’s most attractive assets: English, the Arts, Education and our ways of living and organising society. This year marks their 80th anniversary of doing this.

About the British Council EmployAbility Summer Internship Programme

The British Council is committed to providing undergraduates and graduates with the necessary skills and experience in an increasingly competitive jobs market. As one of the British Council’s interns you will learn new skills whilst exercising your own initiative and creativity. You will work with a dedicated line manager, completing meaningful projects that really add value to their organisation, whilst taking part in the delivery of a group project and participate in additional vocational training.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your own cultural relations edge whilst working for an organisation that values diversity and innovation.

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you have a great idea for a business?  The Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, is currently hosting a webinar series to provide answers to some key questions around starting and building businesses. The webinars are also designed to help those interested in their Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship. If you’re interested in participating, please register by clicking on the links provided and completing the online form.

How good is your venture idea?

Apr 8 10:00-11:00 (GMT+1)

Presented by: Dr Shai Vyakarnam

Register: Please complete the form to register your interest

Should you be starting a business on the basis of your current idea? You may have been thinking about starting a business or taking an idea that will help you grow your company. The question is whether you should risk your money and time on the idea? Is it big enough? Is there a market for it? These are pretty central questions that you have to ask yourself and indeed there are other questions that become clear only when you start thinking about what you need to know that you do not know! This webinar will help you decide if your idea is good enough and also if this is the one you want to bring with you as the enterprise project onto the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (PGDE).

How can you get experience and wisdom to support you in your venture?

Apr 10 15:00-16:00 (GMT+1)

Presented by: Dr Shai Vyakarnam

Register: Please complete the form to register your interest

One of the most important sources of support for entrepreneurs is to get honest, neutral advice and support for you and your venture. While your family and friends can provide you with deep moral support they do not always have the business know-how and market expertise to give you real feedback. This is a role for mentors. So where can you get such a person and what do they actually do? One of the unique elements of the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (in addition to class room learning and on-line content and discussions) is the pool of mentors who support you throughout the year. It is up to you to make the most of the mentoring but how will you do that? This webinar introduces you to mentoring and how it works on the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship programme (PGDE).

The Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship programme provides an entrepreneurial toolkit that builds business knowledge and a practical set of skills to increase confidence and the potential for success while seeking to avoid common mistakes.

Click here for more information about the course, selection criteria, application process and fees.

Win an iPad Air 32GB!

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Share your best university experience and sign up for GO Wales email updates for your chance to win an iPad Air 32GB with case or a Kindle Fire for the two runner-up entries!

Click here for details of how to enter.

Click here to download a list of useful resources/links to help you build your networking skills, manage your online presence and use social media effectively to find jobs.

The Careers and Employability Service will be hosting a variety of events and workshops during the week beginning Monday 20th January covering a wide range of topics.

Download the full programme:

English version

Welsh version

Workshops during My Employability week will include the following:-

  • Careers and Cakes – informal drop-in event
  • Getting started with career ideas
  • Managing your online presence and using social media for job hunting
  • Writing an effective CV and cover letter
  • Finding and preparing for graduate jobs
  • Career decision making
  • Developing an employability mindset
  • Analysing what you can offer an employer
  • Making successful applications
  • Interview skills and psychometric testing
  • preparing for assessment centres
  • The Higher Education Achievement Award (HEAR) and Employability Awards
  • Completing successfulapplications (GO Wales)
  • Using social media for job hunting
  • Getting into teaching
  • International Students – What next after your degree?

GradLink UK is a very useful site for learning about the graduate job market and graduate employers in China, Africa, India and Malaysia.

The website includes vacancies, graduate profiles, employer contacts, in-depth advice and much more.

We have lots of Careers and Employability resources for our International Students at www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/internationalstudents/.

Shropshire Council is offering small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located in Shropshire the opportunity to bid for funding to create a graduate placement that will assist and support the business to grow and develop.

Click here for more information.

If you are a recent graduate interested in working under this scheme, please telephone 01743 252741 to register your interest.