If you’re a student in your final year, click here to read a useful guide in The Guardian to help you take the next step to find the job you want.
Also, remember that the Swansea Employability Academy provides help and support for Swansea University alumni for up to five years after you graduate.
You’re thinking of a career in the countryside. But you have questions?
CJS has been advertising countryside, conservation and wildlife type posts since 1994 – and helping people just like you all that time.
The Swansea Employability Academy subscribes to the Countryside Jobs Service vacancy bulletins which can be accessed through the Interactive Career Planning course in Blackboard. Alumni may obtain login details at the Careers reception desk on Level 3 of the Library or by telephoning 01792 513266.
There’s lots of information online but sometimes it’s easier simply to ask! So ask CJS, and if they don’t know the answers they’ll probably know someone who does.
Click here to download information, contact details and social media links.
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. https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/
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. https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/
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: http://www.workreadygraduates.com/
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!’
Click here to download full details.
- 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
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 www.bunac.org/matesinthestates
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!
The British Council China are organising a series of workshops in the UK from this Saturday across five cities including Edinburgh, Manchester, Cambridge, Oxford and London to give Chinese students an insight into the current job market and equip them to be prepared for employment after graduation.
Click here to download a document with the time and locations on it. The registration link and job description posts are also included inthe document.
Click here to download the full-size poster with QR code.
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”.
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 www.swansea-union.co.uk/jobs/ for more information.
GradLink ASEAN is a specialist careers website for students and graduates from the ASEAN countries who are studying at universities in the UK. It currently includes specific sections for Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore, and more countries will be added in the future.
The site enables you to learn about graduate opportunities and connect with graduate employers in the ASEAN countries. It includes vacancies, graduate profiles, employer contacts, in-depth advice and news – plus Go-CV – a CV building and submission service that lets you pass your CV on to all or selected GradLink employers whenever you like.
Businesses: GradLink ASEAN is your free one-stop portal for connecting with high-quality ASEAN students and graduates who have studied in the UK. This is your opportunity to advertise vacancies and to search an extensive database of CVs of graduates from the top universities in the UK.
GradLink ASEAN is powered by the University of the West of England (UWE). The website was built by a UWE alumnus. GradLink ASEAN is free of charge to all.
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:
- How to network effectively
- What an employer wants
- How to write successful applications
- How to find graduate jobs
- Interview technique
Jobs open days: Saturday 23rd May and Saturday 30th May, 10.00 – 13.00
60+ Campus Services vacancies available.
Campus Services will operate cafés, coffee shops, bars, sports and recreation facilities, grounds, buildings and other services.
Click here for information and contact details.
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.
With exam season in full swing, @Enterprise Rent-A-Car Jobs Europe provide their top tips to keep calm and revise on: http://grad.li/14dIjD8
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.
Countryside Jobs have just launched a new ‘Ask CJS’ service at www.countryside-jobs.com/CJS_Stuff/askCJS.html. It provides all the information required to contact them through various social media accounts as well as an online query form. It also has a link to a Helpful Hints page for advice and guidance when applying for a facancy and writing a CV.
We subscribe to the Countryside Jobs vacancy bulletins which you can access at https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/careers/job-hunting/ – scroll down to “Green jobs”.
Save the date & win! Worried about your career prospects post-graduation? ACCA are hosting a free, online careers fair for finance and business students on the 23rd and 24th September. Over two days, there’ll be the chance to get specially created, free, useful advice on your future career and training. In 2014, ACCA invited more than 25 employers, including Mazars, Baker Tilly, Boots, Capita, EY, Ford Retail, Grant Thornton, TalkTalk, Johnson and Johnson, Zurich, Whitbread, Specsavers and more.
Visit ACCA Advantage from the comfort of your sofa for:
- Over 100 live job vacancies for students and graduates
- Advice on getting your dream job, CV building, job interviews and psychometric testing
- Guidance from leading tuition providers
- Employer booths where you can chat with top companies
- The chance to apply for jobs during the event
ACCA are also offering you the chance to win an amazing, career-boosting prize worth over £1,300, including a bespoke CV and cover letter, interview coaching, personalised strengths tests and interview clothes vouchers.
To find out more, and to enter the competition, visit www.accaglobal.com/advantage
GoinGlobal provides country-specific career and employment information including worldwide internship and job postings, H1B employer listings, corporate profiles and career resources for 30 countries.
The Careers and Employability Service at Swansea University has subscribed to this service so that our students can access it for FREE through the campus network at https://online.goinglobal.com/.
You can create a personal account from a computer on campus and then use that account to log in to GoinGlobal from a computer off campus through the link above. See FAQs about GoinGlobal and the User Guide online.