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.

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: with the subject line: ‘Mock AC’.

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Download a Skype interview checklist at

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:

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.

Singleton Park Campus – All students:

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.

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:

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!’

This short video shows students’ reactions after being given mock interviews by IAP (Industry Advisory Panel) members and other companies at the EEE Employability Skills day on 28 January 2016.

Events include:

  • Drop-in sessions
  • Army Officer interviews
  • A workshop in getting into teaching
  • Postgraduate study

Click here to download more information.

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

Interested in becoming an Army Officer?

Interviews will be held at the Bay Library on  2 February 2016 from 10.30am – 4.00pm, and there will be further interview appointments available at Singleton Park Library on 23 February 2016.

Interviews at both campuses are currently available to book at

When you have logged in:

  • Click on:  Events
  • Click on:  Events Calendar
  • Go to the date
  • Choose the event and add booking.

Please check event details for the Eligibility Criteria.  Please note that there was not sufficient capacity to include the Eligibility Criteria in Welsh, but if you would like a copy of this please email

Click here to download full details.

Events include:

  • Employability Week welcome drop-in session
  • PwC Pitch Competition
  • Writing effective CVs and cover letters
  • Making effective applications
  • Interview skills
  • How to find a graduate job
  • Understanding psychometric tests and assessment tools

In order to help with increasing the success rate of applicants, IBM have partnered with First Place Mentors, an online mentoring service.  This service allows students from all Universities to connect directly with a number of IBM mentors.  Last year IBM had great success rates in partnering with First Place Mentors with 75% of those mentored succeeding in their applications.

All of IBM’s mentors are current placement students so can therefore provide peer to peer mentoring.  Students interested in IBM are able to ask these mentors a range of questions they might not necessarily be able to find the answers to online or through careers services. These questions could include:

  •    What is the culture like?
  •    Is the job description a reality?
  •    How should I structure my application?
  •    What do I wear on my first day?

It is also important to note that this service is completely FREE for students.

In order to sign up students simply need to visit and create an account using an email address. Once created students are able to browse all job roles and connect straight with the IBM mentor of their choice

Who: Open to sight impaired people interested in a career in law

What: Short interviews & feedback from graduate recruitment professionals at leading UK law firms, including Freshfields, Ashurst, Allen & Overy, CMS Cameron McKenna, Herbert Smith Freehills, Howard Kennedy and Norton Rose Fulbright.

When: Friday 29th January 2016, 6-9 PM

Where: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 65 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1HS. (Arrangements can be made to meet candidates at nearby stations or bus stops.)

Why: Gain interview practice & honest feedback from graduate recruiters; networking opportunity

To apply, send your CV to:

Places are limited. Priority will be given to:

  • Penultimate or final-year students (predicted 2:1 or above)
  • Recent graduates (achieved 2:1 or above)
  • Those currently doing vocational training

Applications from all sight impaired people welcome.



Twitter: @blindinbusiness #careerinlaw

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.

Download more information here: npowering Weekend

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”.

Date: 22 October 2015, 1.00 – 2.00 pm
Venue: Fulton House, Lecture Room B

Visit for more information and booking instructions.

An ideal opportunity to get help and advice from our Careers Adviser team.

This will be 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. It will be useful if you have not yet written your CV or if you already have a CV but need further advice on developing it.

  • Network with HR professionals from top UK businesses
  • Attend VI-specific career workshops
  • Receive feedback on your CV & interview technique
  • Share experiences with other VI graduates
  • Build confidence and have fun water-skiing

11-13th August 2015
Mandolay Hotel & Conference Centre,
36-40 London Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AE

To be considered, please send a copy of your CV to:

Or for more information, see:

Twitter: @blindinbusiness #E2E2015

All the presentation slides and notes from our recent Get Ready for Work events are now available. Visit and follow the ‘Workshops’ link under ‘Resources’ – you need to be logged into MyUni/Blackboard to view these resources.

Topics covered include:

  • LinkedIn
  • How to network effectively
  • What an employer wants
  • How to write successful applications
  • How to find graduate jobs
  • Interview technique

SEA (Swansea Employability Academy) are hosting a series of workshops for final year students, and the programme includes major employers such as BBC Wales and Santander. Click here to download our Get Ready for Work poster.

The workshops are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and prepare you for the employment sector. The programme covers:

  • CVs and covering letters
  • Writing effective applications
  • How to find a graduate job
  • Interview skills
  • What employers look for
  • LinkedIn – from amateur to pro
  • How to network with confidence
  • Meet the Employers event

Click here to download the full programme of events and book online for the workshops you’re interested in.

Finding graduate jobs
Tuesday 17 March 2015, 12.00 – 13.00

Looking for work after graduation and not sure where to look or when to start applying? This workshop will help you get a clearer picture of timescales, where to look for vacancies and develop a plan.

How do I develop my interview skills?
Thursday 23 March 2015, 13.00 – 14.00

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.

How to book:

For any workshop that you would like to attend, go to to register and book online. Once you have registered and logged in:-

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

I you have any queries about the booking system, please telephone 01792 513266 or call in at the Careers Helpdesk in the central hall on Level 3 of the Library.

Our programme of Employability Week workshops includes one on preparing for Assessment Centres for which there are still quite a few places free. It’s taking place tomorrow, 28th Feb, from 3.00pm to 5.30 pm.

Click here to view the Employability Week programme and instructions for booking sessions that you’re interested in.