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Events include:  Careers drop-in sessions, workshops, small group guidance, employers’ talks, and work placements bootcamps.

Events at the Singleton Park and Bay Campuses are open to all students.

Click here to download the programme

Logo - AIRBUS_Group_3D_Blue_RGBInterested in Business? Want to work in a company that recognises the importance of supporting its talent? Apply now at Airbus Group for internships in Communications, Finance, HR, Supply Chain and IT.  Find out more at close on 6th December 2015.

“Working for Airbus Group is really enjoyable as you are given the opportunity to use your theoretical knowledge from University to tackle real life projects. The best part of my Internship is working at the A350 factory, as I not only get to work in the office but see the wings being made. “ – Dominique Hughes, Finance Intern, Airbus Group.

Student Competition – Have a summer working in the states with two of your best mates!  #MatesintheStates

BUNAC are offering the chance for 3  students to live and work in one of America’s most popular tourist destinations during the summer’s academic break!

What BUNAC are offering…

  • 3 jobs at a theme park, candy store or country club
  • 3 return transatlantic  flights
  • 30 days extra to travel after working
  • CV enhancement –95% of top employers recognize that engaging in this programme is a worthwhile venture.

Their Work America programme enables students to spend up to 3 months working and travelling across the US’ top destinations.  Students arrive in the US with their contract in hand, accommodation arranged and an opportunity to gain international work experience in a well-suited role.

To enter you have to do is…

1) Fill out your details along with 2 of your best uni mates at

2) Get creative and take a picture of the 3 of you showcasing the American spirit

3) Upload your pictures to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtags #MatesintheStates and #BUNAC

4) The best photo wins – simple!

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.

pwc_master_logo_shortformCome and join PwC’s virtual chat on how to gain work experience in their Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and Plymouth offices.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get to know PwC better at this virtual chat event – They’ll say the time, you say the place. You’ll discover why PwC’s the first choice for a career in business; why students have voted them number one in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey for 12 years running and why, right from day one, you’ll feel part of something special.

This virtual chat is open to anyone who’s interested in a career with PwC and wants to gain some insider information from the comfort of your computer. Maybe you’ve missed them at one of their events lately. Well here’s a way to catch up. Sign up using the link below and you’ll receive the details of how to log into their virtual chat before the event.

Sign up online via this link:

Date:  19 November 2015
Time:  17.00 – 18.00
Venue:  Keir Hardie, Room 230

Tenovus Cancer Care is the major cancer charity in Wales carrying out health promotion, clinical support, nursing support, counselling, welfare advice and therapeutic activity.  The speaker will describe the various volunteering opportunities available in the charity and how they might enrich a student’s experience and CV.

Target Audience: All students/Health and Social Care students

To  book your place to attend this event, please visit:

Including talks, workshops, small group guidance, drop-in sessions and Army Officer interviews.

Events on the Singleton and Bay Campuses are open to all students.

Click here to download the programme.


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Exciting roles are currently available with CDSM Interactive Solutions, an award-winning technology company based in Swansea:

CDSM provides digital learning solutions offering bespoke e-learning content and a contemporary learning platform.

TARGETjobs, in collaboration with some of the biggest names in graduate recruitment including, ACCA, Civil Service Fast Stream E.ON, Expedia, Gazprom, Laing O’Rourke, L’Oreal, MARS, and Rolls Royce – has launched the 2016 Undergraduate of the Year Awards competition, now in its seventh year to identify outstanding undergraduates from a range of degree subjects across the UK and we’d love your help in promoting this to your students.

The rewards are great:  winners’ prizes include internships and all-expenses paid trips to Singapore, USA, and continental Europe and the final 10 students in each Award will be invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards Event in Canary Wharf London on 22nd April, 2016.

This year TARGETjobs have 11 awards including the following two:

Future CFO of the Year – sponsored by ACCA

Mathematics, Economics and Finance Undergraduate of the Year – sponsored by Gazprom

Scalextric Challenge - Copy-1The Challenge is to manage an F1 Scalextric Team with a £40 million budget.

The inaugural Grand Prix Event will take place on 20 November in Cafe West, Fulton House, singleton Campus.

Download the full size information leaflet here.

Events this week at the Park and Bay Campuses – workshops, small-group guidance, employers’ talks, drop-in sessions, Employer in the Foyer:

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The prize draw at our Careers Fairs held on 8 and 9 Octobers this year was won by Vasiliki Tassou, and her prize was a bus pass worth £300 kindly donated by First Cymru. Vasiliki is currently doing a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and she is also one of our Student Employability Representatives. Here she is receiving her bus pass from Pauline McDonald (on the right), Head of Careers and Employability, and Jennie James (on the left) from our Careers Adviser Team who is responsible for liaising with the College of Arts and Humanities.

Swansea Employability Academy events coming soon: SEA Events Programme 2015_2016

Events are open to all students at the Park and Bay Campuses.

This competition is an exciting and quirky way to get insight into one of the UK’s leading energy companies. Plus, it offers undergraduate students a fantastic opportunity to win exclusive summer internships, exciting prizes and even an opportunity to be fast-tracked onto award-winning graduate schemes.

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to participate, as the internships will be tailored to their interests, whether they are in Digital, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Sustainability, among others.

The closing date for the first stage of the competition is 10 December 2015.

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Our team of Careers Advisers will help you find out how to develop your employability skills at these workshops covering vital topics like

  • Writing CVs and making effective applications
  • Getting into teaching
  • Interview techniques
  • Assessment centres
  • Finding jobs
  • What employers look for in applicants
  • Commercial awareness and personal branding.

Download a summary of forthcoming workshops here.

Click here to register/log into our online booking system. Having registered/logged in:

  • Click on “Events Calendar”
  • Select the date of the session you wish to attend
  • Select “Book”.

Both events are open to all students – Download full details and programmes here.

Get expert advice on how best to prepare for these key events.

CityLawLIVE and NationalLawLIVE are both full-day conferences taking an in-depth, interactive look at careers in the law, sponsored and presented by leading firms in their field.

CityLawLIVE: 11 December 2015, London –

This event considers a career in a City firm and involves speakers, panels and interactive presentations by the experts, City Lawyers themselves. The aim is to foster a detailed and unclouded appreciation of how the world of the City is distinct, what being a lawyer there really entails and, crucially, what the individual needs to know and do to join their ranks. You can find out more at

NationalLawLIVE: 4 December 2015, Manchester –

NationalLawLIVE does the same thing for those interested in those firms whose reach is across the UK. The participating firms operate in London, major UK regional centres and in most cases internationally. They will typically have a more diverse client base and offer a greater range of practice experience in a firm. You can read more at

The City event happens in London on 11 December and the national event in Manchester the week before, on 4 December. They are times so that attendees will have time to work up a really impressive summer vacation scheme application for the firms they are really attracted to at the event(s).

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Becoming a Student Employability Rep will give you:

  • Priority application to be a paid Careers Fair Student Helper
  • Valuable experience for your CV
  • The chance to help shape the future of Careers and Employability activities for students

Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals over 19 months in Japan.

No previous experience of Japan or knowledge of the Japanese language is necessary.

The closing date for completed Daiwa Scholarship 2016 applications is Thursday 3 December 2015. 

Since 1991, 153 graduates from more than 40 universities and 50 different subject areas – from engineering to politics and from fine art to law – have taken part in this programme.

Visit to view detailed information and apply online.

Vacancies currently on the Students’ Union website:

Student Voice Co-ordinator (Insight and Experience)
Student Voice Co-ordinator (Engagement and Projects)

Application deadline: Tuesday 18 August 2015, 12:00

Visit for more information.