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Calling all scientists!
Registration is now open for the 10th Naturejobs Careers Expo in London.

Click here to register your free place today.

The Naturejobs Career Expo is a global career fair and conference for the science community from Naturejobs and Natureconferences.

This free one day event gives you the chance to:

  • Attend a full programme of conferences and workshops
  • Meet employers face-to-face
  • Benefit from one-to-one CV checking
  • Network with leading scientific institutions
  • Learn how to enhance your employability
  • Maximise your career prospects

Friday 16th September, 2016
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, N1 0QH, London

9:30am – 4:30pm


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!







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.


PhD Placements in China

The British Council has just opened a call for applications for PhD Placements in China, as part of the Newton Fund.

UK PhD students and their supervisors can spend a period of study of three to 12 months (for PhD students) and up to three months (for supervisors) at higher education institutions in China. The focus is on research areas that reflect the common interests and demands of both countries, including:  health and life sciences, food and water security, environmental technologies, energy, urbanisation, education and creative economy for economic development and social welfare.

Please find further information and application guidance here:

The deadline is 12:00 pm GMT on 20 September 2016.

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: – 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:

You are invited to CTC Aviation’s  Airline Pilot Careers Event – Discover the best route to the flight deck for you.

Join CTC, their trainees and graduates and Flybe at CTC’s Crew Training Centre – Southampton on Saturday 27 February 2016, 1000 – 1600.

If you are interested in a career as an airline pilot, this event will help you think about the next steps to take. Visit CTC’s training facilities, meet the team and fully research the options available to you in the industry today.

Most importantly, you’ll get to meet trainees and pilots – either currently in training with CTC or now flying with one of their growing number of Airline Partners including Flybe as well as British Airways, easyJet, Thomas Cook and Virgin Atlantic. This is a fantastic opportunity to get a real insight into their own research, training and career experiences.

Please ensure you register to attend this event to secure your place as spaces are limited.

HR Wallingford  is an independent research and consultancy organisation specialising in civil engineering and environmental hydraulics.

They are holding an open day on Friday 26 February at their offices in Oxfordshire from 11:00 to 15:45 (refreshments and lunch will be provided).  During the day students will have the opportunity to hear about some of HR Wallingford’s recent research and consultancy projects, and take a look at their facilities. They will  also have the chance to meet recent recruits and be able to find out about their experiences since joining the organisation.

As HR Wallingford will be advertising for a number of graduate vacancies to join them later in the year, the open day is an opportunity for any interested candidates to find out more about the roles being offered.  Students interested in attending the open day should contact them by Wednesday 17 February and provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • University
  • Degree Discipline
  • Year of study
  • Area of interest.

There will be specific presentations, so please indicate whether you have an interest in any of the following:

  • Flood and water management
  • Maritime structure
  • Coasts & estuaries and hydrodynamic waves & wave currents

Places are limited so we would advise that anyone interested in attending contact HR Wallillingford as soon as possible either by email to or by phone on 01491 822364.

Chris Cardew talking about the Swansea Employability Award at the Careers Fair held on 09/10/15.

UWTSD University Wales Trinity St David – PGCE courses for Secondary School Teaching

Date/time: 3/12/2015 – 17:00 – 18:00
Venue: Keir Hardie – Room 230

An informative and enthusiastic presentation for those considering a teaching career within secondary schools. The UWTSD (Townhill Campus, Swansea) offers a one year PGCE course in Business Studies, Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, MFL, Geography, Art and Design, Design and Technology, Welsh, ICT and Computing, Religious Education and History. Bursaries are available in some subjects. All staff are former teachers and knowledgeable about current initiatives in education.

Target audience: undergraduate/postgraduate students from the disciplines above who are interested in secondary teaching.

Visit our talks and workshops page at for more information and to book online.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) produces information to improve understanding of the UK’s economy and society, informing decisions that touch the lives of everyone living in the UK.

The ONS will be giving a talk on 26 November 2015 at 17.00 – 18.00, Room 230 – Keir Hardy.

They will give an introduction to what the ONS is, what it does and the graduate roles available. The talk will also cover how the ONS fits into the wider Government Statistical Service (GSS) and how you can apply to work in the ONS and GSS.

Target audience: Students with an interest in statistics or research, preferably students completing a degree with a statistical component or with experience in statistical concepts.

Click here to visit our talks and workshops page and book your place.

Smash a wine glass with sound, create spiral rainbows, use light to heal wounds and explore medical optoelectronics – volunteers needed!

Do these things sound intriguing? Are you interested in communicating science to a young audience? Lab in a Lorry needs volunteers with a scientific or enginering background for events across Wales during school term-time from September 2015 until March 2017.

What is Lab in a Lorry?

Lab in a Lorry is an interactive mobile laboratory which gives young people (11 – 14 year olds) the opportunity to explore science through open-ended experiments. volunteers guide the students through the experiments (optoelectronics and medicine, sound and resonance, light scattering and colours) and make sure everyone gets to be involved through hands-on experience.

Download more information, including a schedule of dates and locations:
Lab in a Lorry – Volunteer flyer and tour schedule – Wales

Here is the Lab in a Lorry map of current locations.

Part of the Global entrepreneurship Week programme at Swansea University
A must for any budding entrepreneur – all welcome!

Date/time: 16 November 2015, 3-4 pm
Where: Room 222 Wallace Building

Dr Minshad Ansari established Bionema, a small start-up company in 2012. This company, based in ILS1 at Swansea University has grown from strength to strength, recently gaining accreditation for Official Recognition of Efficacy Testing facilities or Organisations (ORETO) for testing in Biological and semi chemicals categories. This means that Bionema Ltd has a major advantage in a rapidly emerging market, and provides the platform for Bionema Ltd to access global markets with the bio pesticides* Bionema Ltd now develops.

One of the first Biopesticides developed by Minshad and his company is to help the control of pests in Strawberry production, which will lead to massive opportunities across Europe. For example the strawberry market in the UK is worth £275 million to £300 million and larger again in Spain and Italy.

With Dr Ansari’s ambition to grow Bionema’s turnover by 20% a year, create at least 10 jobs over the next three years, and expand into International markets, Bionema Ltd is now in a strong position as one of only a handful of companies in the UK who are in the Biopesticide R&D market with the required EU accreditation.

Minshad, in describing himself as “Scientist turned Businessman” by taking Bionema from initial concept to international accreditation will talk through the highs and lows of this journey and about the ambitions for the future of this company. The final part of the session will provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about setting up a science based company.

* Bio-pesticides are the natural alternative to toxic chemicals – plants, bacteria, fungi and minerals for the control of insect pests which attack food and other crops of all kinds. They are less toxic than chemical pesticides, decompose rapidly and can be targeted at specific pests to avoid harming beneficial insects.

Newton Bhabha PhD Placement Programme:

On behalf of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, UK and the Ministry of Science and Technology, India, British Council-India and the Department of Biotechnology, India are pleased to invite applications for funding to support short-term PhD placements between the UK and Indian institutions.

The grants will include a stipend, and will cover all travel, accommodation, visa costs and medical insurance. The deadline for applications is 7 December 2015.

Visit for more information.

NHS Wales Informatics Service is hosting a JOBS FAIR at: The innovation space, Cardiff office, Floor Two, Tŷ Glan-yr-Afon, 21 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF11 9AD on 24 September, between 10am and 2pm. Tel: 02920 500500.

Prospective candidates will have the opportunity to meet with members of staff and learn more about the organisation and the varied roles available.

The organisation has 20 plus vacancies for software developers, network and data specialists, web developers, support and business analysts and technical leads.

Recruitment lead Wendy Dearing said: “Whether you are looking for a new opportunity or returning to work after a career break the jobs fair puts you face-to-face with people who can tell you what it’s like to work in a technical role in NHS Wales. The work we do is exciting and making a real difference.”

The jobs fair is open to talented individuals of all ages, including those who have not previously thought about the public sector.

Research indicates that the technology industry isn’t doing enough to attract women, but nearly half of the technical staff working for the Informatics Service are female.

Working for the NHS Wales Informatics Service has many benefits including flexible and part-time working hours, child care vouchers, personal development and career opportunities and membership of the NHS pension scheme.

The Informatics Service employs around 500 staff working from offices in Cardiff, Swansea, Mold, Bridgend, Carmarthen and Pontypool.

For more information email

Twitter @nwisupdates




The Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards is the largest event for Visual Effects, Feature Animation, and Next-Gen Gaming students.


  • Showcase your skills to top studios from around the world.
  • Win one of 25 internships.
  • Grab a chunk of the $360,000 in prizes.

ForgeRock will be in the Library foyer on 23rd April 2015 – 10am-4pm.

Join them for a chat about their roles available within software engineering and technical services.

Positions based in Brostol and Grenoble; Sept 2015.

One pair of Noise Cancelling Headphones to be won!

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.

Posted on behalf of the British Council:

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this work ‘cultural relations’. Each year we work with millions of people across 110 countries, connecting them with the United Kingdom, sharing our cultures and the UK’s most attractive assets: English, the Arts, Education and our ways of living and organising society.

Every summer, we bring new ideas to the organisation by taking on between 10 and 12 interns for a 12-week period from June – September. We learn from having new talent in the organisation during the summer months; plus, we gain an insight into how we can deliver the best opportunities for young people. In return, you learn new skills while on a paid internship, and make some useful contacts for the future. If you are keen to learn more about working for a global charity and to make a real difference over the summer then this opportunity is definitely for you!

As part of the programme you will join a specific department in one of our key business areas, and work with a dedicated line manager working on real projects, that add value to our organisation and our international work. You will also take part in a group project, where you will be able to apply your project management and team working skills as well as receiving career advice and training that provide you with real direction and perspective to take away with you on completion of the programme.

Our 2015 scheme is made up of the following positions:
• Music and Film Internship, London
• Corporate Communications Internship, London
• Policy and External Relations Internship, London
• Digital Internship, London
• HR Internship, London
• Science Communications Internship, London
• Services for International Education Marketing Events Internship, Manchester
• Schools Internship, London
• English and Exams Self Access Learning (SAL) Digital Internship, London
• Global Network Team Internship, London
• Iran and Syria Internship, London

This is a fantastic opportunity to make the most of your summer, to develop your own cultural relations edge and to work for an organisation that really values diversity and innovation. Take a look around – there’s a whole world of opportunity to explore.

Want to find out more?

If you need any more information then please visit our dedicated internship scheme page on our Study Work Create portal. Where you will be able to apply directly and learn more about the application process and core criteria for the scheme. Please note applications close at midnight on 8 March 2015:

The University’s International Development Office has arranged the following presentation by CRCC Asia:

Date: Monday 16th February, 1.00-2.00pm
Venue: Keir Hardie Room 130

Representatives from CRCC Asia: will also be in the foyer of the Library from 12-1pm and 2-3pm on the same day as the presentation so you can drop in and have an informal chat.

If you’re interested in attending this event please email

The China Internship Program is designed for students to complete a 1 to 3 month internship in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai or Shenzhen. The CRCC Asia China Internship Program 2015 provides internships across the most exciting and important industry sectors operating in China. Students will be able to choose from their extensive list of sectors including Finance, Law, Marketing and PR, Green Technology, IT and many more.

Funding: The IDO (International Development Office) and SPIN (Swansea Paid Internship Network) will be combining funds to offer a bursary to students up to a maximum of £1055 per student. There will also be a number of fully funded places available, more information to be provided during the presentation.

Professor Paul Benett will be giving an employability talk on Thursday 15th January at 1.00 pm (Wallace Room 113 ) on clinical psychology.

This talk will provide you with valuable information about what a career in clinical psychology entails and how to go about gaining experience and applying for places. It will be an informal event with opportunites for questions and discussion.

Visit the Graduate Prospects website if you would like to do some extra research on careers in clinical psychology.