Archive for the ‘ Work Experience ’ Category

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

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 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.”

pwc_master_logo_shortformThis will take place on Tuesday 26th January 2016 as part of My Employability Week.

Click here to download the competition poster.

PwC will be running a competition which is open to students of ALL disciplines.

PwC is one of the UK’s largest graduate recruiters with an office in Swansea.

You will be required to make a presentation to PwC, and will need to book a 30 minute appointment – 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions followed by feedback.  The presentation topic is:  “The changing world of business”.

You should book your presentation appointment through our online booking system.  Once you have logged in, you should:

  • Select Events
  • Select Events Calendar
  • Select Date of Event (26 January)
  • Select “PwC Pitch Competition – The changing world of business”
  • Book

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.

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 there are 12 awards including the following:

Future CFO of the Year
– sponsored by ACCA who are offering their winner a whistle-stop tour of Europe, visiting some of their key offices, meeting CFOs of major organisations that work with ACCA, getting insight into the different business sectors plus lots of networking opportunities!

Mathematics, Economics and Finance Undergraduate of the Year – sponsored by Gazprom who are offering their winner a Summer Internship at Gazprom Management & Trading Global in London plus a weeks’ placement in Gazprom’s Singapore office!

Students can enter now via Here you can also read blogs from last year’s finalists and winners as well as watch a short video about the 2015 event.

Twitter – @UGradOfTheYear

The Swansea Employability Academy will be hosting a variety of events at both campuses as part of My Employability Week 2016, and these will be open to ALL students of all disciplines.

Visit to:

  • View details of the Employability Week programme
  • Register / login to book your place to attend individual events

Events will include:

The PwC Pitch Competition on Tuesday 26th January – “The changing world of business”

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get to know PwC better and have the chance to win a £200 prize.

Windsor Fellowship (WF) is a unique charitable organisation. They design and deliver innovative personal development and leadership programmes which enable talent from diverse communities to be realised.

Leadership Programme for Undergraduates Fellowship

The Leadership Programme for Undergraduates (LPU) is a personal and professional development Programme for undergraduates.  The LPU combines residential training seminars, a paid work placement with a sponsoring organisation and volunteering, which together enhance your education, employability and citizenship skills.


  • In the second year of a three year undergraduate degree or third year of a four year undergraduate degree from September 2015
  • From a Black, Asian or minority ethnic group
  • Able to commit to all parts of the Programme (see summary outline of LPU below)
  • You should also be British Citizen, European Economic Area member state national, Commonwealth Citizen or foreign national with the legal right to enter, live in and work in the United Kingdom (UK) for an unlimited period.

Aims and Objectives

The key objectives of the LPU are to:

  • Develop leaders and enable participants to acquire the competencies and skills to support their transition to full time employment;
  • To develop team and management skills through a learner-centred and experiential learning environment;
  • Provide participants with work experience so that they can develop effective, and result-focused workplace and life skills;
  • To understand the importance of the community by taking personal responsibility and action through community projects.

Summary Outline of LPU

  • Residential training seminars during the holidays of the  academic year;
  • Residential outdoor Personal Enhancement Programme (PEP);
  • A paid internship (a minimum 6 weeks) with their sponsoring organisation during the summer holidays;
  • A minimum of 8 hours voluntary or community work per month (or equivalent);
  • And in their first year go through an Assessment Development Centre.

How to Apply:

To apply for the Leadership programme for undergraduates, please click here:!about1/c1a3y

Follow @swanworkplacme 4 info. #SwanseaUni #careers

From all of us here in the SEA Team.

Here’s Ollie – a real SEA Dog – getting into the Christmas spirit as a member of Santa’s Flying Forces Reindeer Team!

Ollie belongs to Jennie, one of our Careers Advisers.












Planning a gap year?

Gap years need careful planning. Here are some sources of information to help you get started:

Graduate Prospects – Plan my gap year:

TARGETjobs – Internships:  – scroll down to gap year advice links at the bottom of this page.

Year Out Group: – Information on a wide range of gap year providers.

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

Date: 01/12/2015
Time: 17:00 – 18:00
Venue: Keir Hardie, Room 216
Tenovus Cancer Care is the main 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

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

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.