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Tips from our Physics graduates on interview skills and how transferable skills can boost your career – lots of useful ideas that would be of interest to students from other desgree disciplines too:-

Employability – Physics@Swansea from Peter Dunstan on Vimeo.

Thanks to Professor Peter Dunstan, Chair of Physics, College of Science, for producing this video.

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!

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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: jessica@blindinbusiness.org.uk 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.

Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Heritage Skills Programme

Don’t miss this upcoming masterclass!

Focused on:  Enhancing Employability – Career Development – Applying Education and Skills in the Work Place

‘Careers in Archaeology; Different Skills and Roles’

Sarah-Jayne Clements
Archaeologist,
Gwent Glamorgan Archaeological Trust

May 23rd, 2 – 3pm,
SURF Room, Fulton House,
Swansea University.

The session will be informal and will offer a chance to pick the brains of an experienced working professional and to ask questions and gain advice. The session are open to all students and non-students.

Places are limited. Reserve your space today:

Contact Kate Spiller, Project Coordinator: k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk

www.swansea.ac.uk/riah/graduate-centre/heritageskillsprogramme

NTDTraining Videos on YouTube

Download a Skype interview checklist at http://e.ntd.tv/int-checklist.

You’re thinking of a career in the countryside.  But you have questions?

CJS has been advertising countryside, conservation and wildlife type posts since 1994 – and helping people just like you all that time.

The Swansea Employability Academy subscribes to the Countryside Jobs Service vacancy bulletins which can be accessed through the Interactive Career Planning course in Blackboard.  Alumni may obtain login details at the Careers reception desk on Level 3 of the Library or by telephoning 01792 513266.

There’s lots of information online but sometimes it’s easier simply to ask! So ask CJS, and if they don’t know the answers they’ll probably know someone who does.

Click here to download information, contact details and social media links.

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 www.LondonGradFair.co.uk.

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

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BUNAC recently reached a landmark 25,000 participants on its Work Australia programme since it started in 1989. To celebrate, they are offering a free working holiday visa worth £299 to anyone who books its Ultimate Fun package to Australia with a group flight.

The offer, which is valid for bookings made up until 13th May 2016, allows young adventurers to meet up to 40 other like-minded travellers on a group flight Down Under that includes a three-day stopover in Hong Kong.

Plus, the Ultimate Fun package, which is designed for 18 to 30 year-olds looking to work in Oz for up to a year, enables participants to benefit from BUNAC’s Australian recruitment agency and job placement services, as well as help to find accommodation, advice on tax, healthcare and bank accounts, seven days of fun activities on arrival in Sydney and ongoing support and social get-togethers throughout their stay.

Around 40 to 50 people depart every month on the group flights, so there is plenty of opportunity to meet other travellers, many of whom will form part of a BUNACer’s support network during their overseas stay, and even become lifelong friends.

Click here to find out more about this offer.

The following event is open to all students from both campuses:-

International, Voluntary and Local Jobs Fair

School of Management Atrium

Thursday 28th April

11 am – 3 pm

By signing in to the event you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £25 Amazon voucher!

For more information contact somcareers@swansea.ac.uk.

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SEAyourFutureGifExpand your horizons
Network with confidence
Meet employers
Learn from recent graduates
Get experience
Make the right choices
Understand recruitment
Get employability awards

 

Conference sessions take place on the 7th and 8th June 2016, and are open to students of all disciplines across both campuses.

FREE BBQ lunch and transport between campuses will be provided.

Click here for more information.

Meet the Employer
Singleton Park Campus
Library & Information Centre Foyer
Thursday 14th April
11am – 3pm

Graduate Programme

The Council is once again preparing to recruit to its Graduate Programme, which runs every two years and offers a vibrant environment in which to learn new and transferable skills, meet people from a range of backgrounds and develop a career.

If you have drive and passion to help RCT meet a huge range of responsibilities then you could apply to be part of their Graduate Programme.

Success for Swansea Student in PwC pitch competition

Img-3Greg Pool, studying Business Management at Swansea University, has won a business presentation competition run by PwC Swansea and hosted by the University’s Swansea Employability Academy.  Click here to read the full story.

PwC Summer Internships still available – Assurance in Swansea – 2016

If you are looking to join an established Times Top 100 Graduate Employer, and would prefer to work in a regional office, PwC still have fantastic opportunities in their Swansea office.

The Swansea office is now based on Singleton Park campus, opposite the picturesque beaches of South Wales.  Swansea itself has a hugely rich and diverse industrial heritage, and its surrounding area is currently undergoing redevelopment with significant investment. In fact, it was once one of the world’s largest seaports and in the 19th century nicknamed “Copperopolis”, producing a major proportion of the world’s copper requirement. Today, it is Wales’ second city and the economy is dominated by a mixture of public and private enterprises, serving a wide range of sectors.

Welcoming graduate talent from all backgrounds, PwC see your degree as the first step in a career that could go in any direction. In fact last year, almost half their graduate recruits had degrees in arts & humanities, science, law or social sciences.

If you’re ready to reach your full potential and consider a different path with PwC this summer, then follow this link:  http://pwc.to/1NzCaAl – aimed at students in their penultimate year (and final year undergraduate students who intend to study a master’s degree).

Want to speak with a current PwC Graduate working in our Plymouth, Cardiff or Swansea office?
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get to know their Assurance team better by registering for a 30 minute one-to-one call with one of their Graduate trainees – PwC call this “Ask Audit”.

What is it? PwC are offering a valuable opportunity for any student to talk to one of their graduate trainees so that you can learn first-hand about the work and training graduates who join their Assurance practice are involved in. It’s an opportunity to ask questions, hear more about the client work graduates get involved in, and what’s involved in studying for a professional qualification, including how you’re supported with time-off and tuition, through to what the social life of the office is like and how the leadership teams support graduate joiners.

How to apply:  Ask Audit is available to anyone interested in an Assurance role in the advertised office. You’ll need to complete a short registration form to arrange a call. Once you’ve booked a slot, you’ll receive a call at that date/time on the telephone number you provide on your registration form.  So, take the opportunity of a lifetime, and secure your ‘one-to-one’ call now, and discover more about joining PwC in Assurance, in 2016.

To speak with a graduate joiner from the Swansea PwC office, sign up here: http://pwc.to/1ndPox5.

SEA Events coming soon

BAY CAMPUS – ALL STUDENTS

Gaining valuable experience – Bay Campus – Great Hall – GH001
Monday 29th February 6-7pm
Have you got a range of experiences that you can market to employers? This session will help you to consider the ways you can gain valuable experience, and help you to develop a plan of action.  It will also provide an introduction to the University’s work placement schemes.
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Interview Skills – Bay Campus – Great Hall – GH001
Monday 7th March 18:00 – 19:00
Feel you’d like to brush up on your interview technique? In this session our Careers Advisers will provide you with hints and tips on how to survive job interviews.
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

What are employers looking for? – Great Hall – GH001
Monday 14th March 18:00 – 19:00

Research suggests that employers are not just looking for graduates with a good degree and work experience. What will make you stand out and have a rewarding career in the long-run? This session will focus on the importance of your mindset and resilience, and look at how you can build these to make your future more secure.
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/


BAY CAMPUS – INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International Students – What next after my Degree? Bay Campus–School of Management – Room CBE11
Wednesday 9th March 15:00 – 17:00

What are the options for International students who are considering working in the UK after their degree? This session will also help you to consider what you options are in the UK or even overseas – work, study, self-employment or something else.

Now is a good time to start to develop a plan of action that will help you get to where you want to be, and this session will enable you to do this.

The International Student Advisory Service will give a presentation as part of the session to international non-EU students on the different UK visas which might allow Swansea graduates to take a job or gain work experience in the UK after completing their degrees.
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/


SINGLETON PARK CAMPUS – ALL STUDENTS

Schaeffler UK Ltd – Library & Information Centre – Foyer
Tuesday 01/03/2016 10:30 – 16:00
The Schaeffler Group is a leading global integrated automotive and industrial supplier. Meet representatives from Schaeffler UK and find out about their opportunities for students/graduates.
http://www.schaeffler.co.uk/content.schaeffler.co.uk/en/career/career.jsp

English Language Training Services – Train to Teach English Abroad (CELTA) – Keir Hardie – Room 216
Tuesday 1st March 17:00 – 18:00
Teach English language as a professional teacher abroad!

How can I train as a professional English language teacher (including here in Swansea University with ELTS)?

  • What does CELTA mean?
  • How and where can I work as a teacher abroad?
  • Will I find a job? Where?
  • Is there professional summer work here in Swansea?

https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Fidelity International – Library & Information Centre – Foyer
Thursday 3/03/2016 10:30am – 16:30pm
Take the opportunity to meet a Swansea graduate who studied Political Theory & Government and now works for Fidelity International. Fidelity International is a privately owned, independent company and offers world class investment solutions and retirement expertise.   Further information:
https://www.fidelityinternational.com/global/about/default.page

Assessment Centres – Fulton House – Seminar Room 2
Thursday 3rd March – 13:00 – 15:00
An interactive workshop aimed at helping you approach a real graduate assessment centre with confidence.  It will include practical competency based activities commonly used by employers as part of their graduate recruitment.  In addition, there will be an information session with hints and tips on how to prepare.
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Fidelity International – A career within a Finance/Investment Management Business
Keir Hardie – Room 216
Thursday 3/03/2016 17:00 – 18:00
Presentation by a Swansea graduate working for Fidelity International on careers within a finance/investment management business.

The following areas will be covered:

  • Skills and aptitude
  • Relevance of different degree subjects
  • Internship positions available
  • Graduate roles available.

The talk will describe a career journey from being a Swansea undergraduate to working in the financial industry for a major global company.

Target Audience: All students of any discipline

  • However, students studying Business, Finance, Economics & IT related subjects should consider attending this event.

https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Writing an effective CV and cover letter, and an introduction to LinkedIn
Fulton House – Lecture Room B
Tuesday 8th March 12:00 – 13:00

A practical workshop covering the key points on how to write CVs and covering letters and adapt them to meet the needs of potential employers in different industry sectors.

This workshop will be useful if you have not yet written your CV or if you need further help and advice on communicating your educational talents and previous work experience to employers. If you have a current CV you are welcome to bring it to this session, although there may not be time for individual feedback.
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

IBM – 3 Things I Would Change If I Were To Go Back To University – Keir Hardie – Room 216
Tuesday 8th March 17:00 – 18:00
If I were to go back five years, stepping onto Swansea University campus to begin my three years of study, what would I change?

The answer – 3 things;

  • the way I used my time
  • the skills I developed
  • the goals I set for myself.

Exploring these three key areas, we will look to discover what you can change now.
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

This event is an opportunity to find out about taking the first steps towards a professional pilot career:  Visit www.pilotcareernews.com/live.  You will  be able to find out:

  • What airlines look for when recruiting new pilots
  • What are the training costs?
  • The pilot selection process – what is involved
  • Combine a university degree with pilot training – find out how
  • What are the career prospects?
  • Flying for the UK military
  • Apprenticeships/sponsorship – what are the options?
  • Financing pilot training.

The day includes a series of headline presentations featuring:  British Airways and the RAF.

It is also important that you visit the CAA’s (Civil Aviation Authority) website for key information about the first steps to flying and training for a pilot licence.

This EY assessment centre guide will take you through each aspect of the EY Assessment Centre process, one of the toughest corporate recruitment events of all.  It will show you what to expect and  how to succeed, step-by-step, in this challenging event.

Click here to get started!

Bay Campus – All students:
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Writing an effective CV and covering letter – Bay Campus – Great Hall – GH001
Monday 22nd February 6-7pm

A practical workshop covering the key points on how to write CVs and covering letters and adapt them to meet the needs of potential employers and industry sectors. This workshop will be useful if you have not yet written your CV or if you need further help and advice on communicating your educational talents and previous work experience to employers. If you have a current CV you are welcome to bring it to this session, though there may not be time for individual feedback. https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Singleton Park Campus – All students:
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Interview techniques – Fulton House – Lecture Room B
Tuesday 23rd February 12-1pm

Feel you’d like to brush up on your interview technique? In this session our Careers Advisers will provide you with hints and tips on how to survive job interviews. https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Work Ready Graduates – Library & Information Centre – Foyer
Thursday 25th February 11:00 – 16:30

Work Ready Graduates was established in order to help graduates make a successful transition into the world of work. Come along and find out how they can help you when you graduate. Further information: http://www.workreadygraduates.com/

Getting Work Ready Seminar – Keir Hardie Room 216
Thursday 25th February 17:00 – 18:00

‘Are you nervous about finding employment after graduation? Do you feel unprepared for the world of work? Join this interactive, informative seminar delivered by the UK’s premier graduate training providers Work Ready Graduates and improve your employability. Delivered by a specialist trainer who has worked with the likes of Trip Advisor, Time Warner and supported by Prospects, Teach First and Propeller Training, this session will help you move a step closer to gaining your dream job!’
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Click here to download a summary overview.

More details of specific workshops:

The Chartered Insurance Institute – Succeeding in risk and wealth management
16/2/2016 – 17:00 – 18:00  Keir Hardie Room 216

Discover your route in to risk or wealth management.  Whatever you’re studying, you can build a successful career in these professions.  The CII and graduates from the sector will present and take questions on how you can take your next steps.  We’ll also plug you in to free networking and knowledge through Discover membership.   Target Audience:  All students  https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Writing an effective CV and Cover Letter. Introduction to Linked In
17/02/2016 – 12-1pm  Fulton House – Seminar Room 2

A practical workshop covering the key points on how to write CVs and covering letters and adapt  them to meet the needs of potential employers and Industry Sectors. This workshop will be useful if you have not yet written your CV or if you need further help and advice on communicating your educational talents and previous work experience to employers. If you have a current CV you are welcome to bring it to this session, though there may not be time for individual feedback.

Target Audience:  All students https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

CCUSA
18/2/2016 10:30 – 16:30pm
  Library & Information Centre – Foyer

CCUSA (Camp Counsellora USA) look to send students all over the world to work at summer camps and gain valuable work experience with the American programme being their most popular.  Further information: www.ccusa.com/

 

SWWP Reaching Wider –  Working with young people on campus
18/2/2016 – 17:00 – 18:00  Keir Hardie – Room 216

The South and West Wales Reaching Wider partnership offers a range of learning and aspiration raising activities for young people living in Communities First areas and for Looked-after Children. Many of these activities are delivered on campus.  Paid casual work opportunities are available which can fit around your timetable.

Target audience: All students https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

What you’ll get

Working as a language assistant is the perfect opportunity to discover another culture and develop invaluable, transferable skills for the workplace.  Plus, you get paid to do it.  During your placement in China you’ll get

  • year-round support from the British Council, with over 35 years’ experience working in China
  • on-going support from the British Council’s partners overseas
  • a two-week induction course when you arrive, including language and culture lessons
  • a free online TEFL course with practical tips to help you succeed in the classroom.

Find out more and apply:  www.britishcouncil.org/language-assistants/become/China

Salary and benefits

As a language assistant in China, you can expect to be paid a comfortable salary every month.  Your accommodation will be sorted for you, taking away the hassle, flights are paid for and there is no programme fee to pay.

Eligibility

You do not need to speak any Chinese, but you will need to:

  • be a native speaker of English
  • have graduated from university by the time you start your placement.

Click here to download details of next week’s events.

Events are held at both the Singleton Park and Bay Campuses, and are open to ALL students.