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 http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk.

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 employability@swansea.ac.uk.

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 www.firstplacementors.co.uk 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: jessica@blindinbusiness.org.uk

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.

SIGN UP ON THE BLIND IN BUSINESS WEBSITE

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1634482913478627/

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 myuni.swan.ac.uk/careers/workshops-and-talks/ 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: justin@blindinbusiness.org.uk

Or for more information, see:

Website: www.blindinbusiness.org.uk/events/education-to-employment-2015
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/945351275485333
Twitter: @blindinbusiness #E2E2015

All the presentation slides and notes from our recent Get Ready for Work events are now available. Visit https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/careers/ 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 http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/index.html 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.

Attending an assessment centre soon?

@Enterprise Rent-A-Car Jobs Europe’s tips will help you to make the most of it: http://grad.li/1wO8E1H

Get Ready for Work 2014

Final year students
Get Ready for Work 2014
Wednesday 11th &  Thursday 12th June

Swansea Employability Academy and Careers & Employability Service are hosting a series of workshops for final year students (though open to all students).  These workshops are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and to help to prepare for employment.

See the Get Ready for Work programme at www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/boostyouremployability/getreadyforwork/.

To Register / book your place visit http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/
Once you have registered and/or logged in:-

  1. Click on Events Calendar
  2. Select the date of the workshop(s)
  3. Select the workshop(s) you wish to book

Sign up for as many sessions as you would like.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Swansea Employability Academy and Careers & Employability Service

The job-hunting process is not an easy one and can be difficult to manage if you’re not organised.  Get better at it with these great tips:  http://grad.li/1kWUo4u

You’ve come to the end of the interview, and the employer asks, “Do you have any questions?” – this is your opportunity to really find out about the company you’ll be working for. Here are six questions you should ask the interviewer and why you should ask them: https://www.enterprisealive.co.uk/interview-questions.

The Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) held a very successful ‘Question Time’ event last month at the Mandela suite in the Students’ Union. Managed by the Careers and Employability team, it was organised in association with the Bright Futures and Konetics student societies. The event was filmed by the University’s SU-TV team:-

The panel included

  • Jenny Jones, HR Odfficer, JCP Solicitors
  • Adam Curtis, CEO of Hoowla and Owner of Clockwork Bear
  • Naomi Boast, Assistnat Civil Engineer, Vinci Construction, based on Swansea University’s new campus site
  • Gareth Hill, Careers Adviser, Careers and Employability Service
  • Lucy Williams, Work Placement and Employment Coordinator, Careers and Employability Service

Click here to download a list of useful resources/links to help you build your networking skills, manage your online presence and use social media effectively to find jobs.