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The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese foundation is a UK charity supporting links between Britain and Japan to encourage better understanding between both countries.

Full details and online application information are available from  The closing date for applications is Thursday 1 December 2016.

Daiwa Scholarships offer a unique opportunity to undertake 19 months in Japan.  Scholars will have a year of intensive language study, followed by a month long homestay and a five to six month work placement in Japan.  No previous experience of Japan or Japanaese is necessary.

The Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential the framework to acquire Japanese language skills and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals.  Since 1991, 159 graduates from over 40 universities and 50 different subject areas – from engineering to politics and from fine art to law – have completed the programme.

Successful applicants will undertake a month of Japanese language study in the UK during August 2017 before moving to Japan in mid-September 2017 for the remainder of the Scholarship until the end of March 2019.  They will receive intensive language training, have opportunities to network with decision-makers in their field, and undertake work placements at organisations relevant to their career goals.

Former Scholars are now forging careers in architecture, the arts, science, media, law, academia and medicine.  They make up a distinctive network of individuals with a shared experience of Japan, and maintain their links with the Foundation and each other through the Daiwa Scholars Alumni Association.


SUSU is looking for fun, outgoing, friendly students to join the SUSU Team from September onwards.  Visit for more information.

Opportunities include:

  • Working behind the bar in our venues
  • Working at our events
  • Working live music, gigs, & club nights
  • Being a Freshers Rep for your halls
  • Working on campaigns
  • And so much more…

Still undecided on your plans after graduation?

Spend 8 weeks this autumn in China learning the Chinese language and gaining meaningful work experience that will look fantastic on your CV.  With 45 funded places available across two locations, it’s a great chance to get ahead and boost your employability and cross-cultural awareness.

Open to recent graduates from all UK universities, this autumn programme offers a combination of three weeks of intensive Mandarin language study at a leading university, followed by a five-week internship placement in an industry sector of your choice.

Placements available in:

  • Chengdu     20 Oct – 16 Dec
  • Shanghai     20 Oct – 16 Dec

Applications are now open and will be handled on a first-come first-served basis, so the sooner you apply, the better. The latest deadline to submit your application by is 02 September 2016.

Find out more about this opportunity and how to apply here.

Generation UK – China Campaign

Generation UK – China provides opportunities for young people from the UK to gain experience in China through work experience and study scholarships. Find out more about what is available via the British Council’s Study Work Create China page.

Be part of #GenUKChina

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.

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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.


This exciting and varied opportunity enables you to build on your employability skills by promoting Teach First.  As a Brand Manager you’ll need to have bags of initiative and use your confidence and connections to be our visible presence at your university.  It’s a paid role, requiring a commitment of four hours per week, and in addition to financial reward you’ll gain valuable experience in marketing and event management. You’ll also expand your own personal and professional networks, and be part of a fun and motivated team.

Applications close soon:

Spend 8 weeks this summer in China learning the Chinese language and gaining meaningful work experience that will look fantastic on your CV. With 60 funded places available across four programmes, it’s a great chance to get ahead and boost your employability and cross-cultural awareness.

Open to current UK undergraduates and recent graduates from English universities, this summer programme offers a combination of three weeks of intensive Mandarin language study at a leading university, followed by a five-week internship placement in an industry sector of your choice.

Placements available in:

  • Beijing:        7 July to 31 August
  • Shanghai:   7 July to 31 August
  • Qingdao:     20 June to 12 August
  • Zhuhai:        7 July to 31 August

Applications are now open and will be handled on a first-come first-serve basis, so the sooner you apply, the better. The latest deadline to submit your application by is 16 May 2016. 

Find out more about this opportunity and how to apply here.

This is a new internship programme that has just recently been launched.  It is aimed at graduates with a minimum 2:2 degree from a UK university.

Find out more.

The  closing date for applications is 26 May 2016.
The placements will give individuals the experience of being involved in shaping Government policy; developing a broad range of skills and providing an introduction into possible future careers in the civil service.

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

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Skills Training – Career Development –  Employability Enhancement

This programme will be of interest to students from within and outside of heritage and heritage-related disciplines, including IT, management, tourism and literature.

National placements including:

  • Big Pit, National Coal Museum
  • Hafod-Morfa Copperworks
  • National Waterfront Museum
  • Gwent Glamorgan Archaeological Trust (GGAT)
  • The Dylan Thomas BirthHouse, 5 CwmdonkinDrive
  • The Egypt Centre, Swansea University
  • Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University
  • South Wales Miners Library

Open to all postgraduate students and ECRs at Swansea University, including MA, MPhil and PhD students.

Placements include travel allowances, bursaries and funding for accommodation where applicable.

Please visit the website to download the application form and to access information on all available placements, funding for travel and accommodation and details on how to apply:

Deadline for applications: April 25th at 5pm.  Please direct enquiries and completed application forms to Kate Spiller, Project Coordinator:

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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.

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:

Thanks to a partnership between Swansea University and the education consortium ERW (Education through Regional Working), students in schools across south west Wales are being made aware of the international opportunities that could open up for them by learning foreign languages.

As well as encouraging school pupils to continue their language studies, this is a fantastic opportunity for Swansea students to gain classroom experience.

Click here to read the full story.

SEA Events coming soon


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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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?

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

The following sessions will take place in  Room GH001, Bay Campus from 6.00 – 7.00 pm

  • Monday 29 Feb:  Gaining valuable experience
  • Monday 7 March:  Interview skills
  • Monday 14 March:  What employers want


Participate in the Intelligent Aid Competition run by Clifford Chance and win a place on their vacation scheme!

Closing date for entries:  21 February 2016.

Intelligent Aid is the competition that asks big questions about the modern world – and your answer could get your commercial law career off to a flying start. Clifford Chance is offering you the unique opportunity to bypass the traditional route of online applications and assessment days, to win a place on their prestigious vacation scheme.

The challenge is open to all undergraduates and post graduates students, irrespective of the degree subject that you are studying. What’s most important is your display of intellect, creativity and understanding of the topic – and your ability to write with impact!

The Big Question
Ethics in Business:  Ethical business culture can only be created by strong regulation.  Discuss with reference to one or more industry sectors. (600 words max.)

Click here to find out more.

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

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

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:


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

Click here to download an overview of what’s coming up this month through to March.

If you want to focus particularly on forthcoming Careers Advisers Workshops, you can download the details here:  Employability Workshops

There are events on both campus, and all our events are open to students of all disciplines.

For events that require pre-booking, you need to:

Book through our online event booking system, and once you have registered/logged in:

  • Click on Events Calendar
  • Select:  Date of the Event
  • Select:  Book

Come and join PwC’s virtual chat on Summer Internships and the Women in business Programme in Assurance in the West and Wales region – this will take place on 2 February, 12pm-1pm.

pwc_master_logo_shortformDon’t miss out on the opportunity to get to know PwC better at their 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 particularly for a summer internship or women in business work experience in the West and Wales region 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 PwC will provide you with the details of how to log into their virtual chat before the event.

Sign up online via this link:
(Or, go to PwC careers website, click on “Meet us”, select “virtual events” and select the event on 2 Feb).

Date:  Friday 29 January 2016 at 2.00 pm
Venue:  Room 010, School of Management, Bay Campus

This event is FREE of charge – seats available on a first come first served basis.

“The Graduate Market 2016” released early this year shows Britain’s top employers are set to recruit a record number of graduates in 2016. The School of Management is privileged to be hosting the High Fliers Research’s Managing Director, Martin Birchall, who will be offering a guest lecture on this year’s graduate market and anticipated developments.

“The Graduate Market 2016” is a study of graduate vacancies, starting salaries and undergraduate work experience programmes at the country’s one hundred leading employers.”