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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.

pwc_master_logo_shortformThe PwC Student Recruitment team will be hosting an evening event on 11/02/16 alongside colleagues from the PwC Swansea office. Their Networking and Nibbles events are a great opportunity to meet people across various areas of the firm and have a chance to ask questions about the opportunities available, the application process, and what to expect from a future at PwC.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get to know PwC better at this networking event. You’ll discover why PwC’s the first choice for a career in business, why students have voted PwC 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.

Your career is just that – yours. You choose it. You live it. You make it happen. To get the best from it, you need the best opportunities. That’s why opportunities are at the heart of a career with PwC.

To find out more and register your attendance visit –

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

NHS Wales Informatics Service is hosting a JOBS FAIR at: The innovation space, Cardiff office, Floor Two, Tŷ Glan-yr-Afon, 21 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF11 9AD on 24 September, between 10am and 2pm. Tel: 02920 500500.

Prospective candidates will have the opportunity to meet with members of staff and learn more about the organisation and the varied roles available.

The organisation has 20 plus vacancies for software developers, network and data specialists, web developers, support and business analysts and technical leads.

Recruitment lead Wendy Dearing said: “Whether you are looking for a new opportunity or returning to work after a career break the jobs fair puts you face-to-face with people who can tell you what it’s like to work in a technical role in NHS Wales. The work we do is exciting and making a real difference.”

The jobs fair is open to talented individuals of all ages, including those who have not previously thought about the public sector.

Research indicates that the technology industry isn’t doing enough to attract women, but nearly half of the technical staff working for the Informatics Service are female.

Working for the NHS Wales Informatics Service has many benefits including flexible and part-time working hours, child care vouchers, personal development and career opportunities and membership of the NHS pension scheme.

The Informatics Service employs around 500 staff working from offices in Cardiff, Swansea, Mold, Bridgend, Carmarthen and Pontypool.

For more information email

Twitter @nwisupdates




The event is being run by the AIG LGBT Internal Employee Resource Group (STEP) in conjunction with the AIG Campus Recruitment Team. It has been designed to give you an insight into what life is like in the insurance market and what it’s like being LGBT in the profession. You will also receive useful information regarding the internship and graduate programmes at AIG.

Importantly, participation will give you priority application to the 2016 AIG summer internship.
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This event is open to all career paths (not just technical roles such as broking and underwriting) and is well worth attending even if you have not previously considered a career in insurance but want a rewarding career in a global, corporate environment.

You will hear about the insurance sector, undertake soft skills training sessions and participate in Q&A sessions with experienced staff. You will also meet other AIG and non-AIG staff at the evening networking event.

  • 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

Don’t miss these two great events on Thursday 11th June – they will give your employability a real boost!

  • Workshop: How to Network With Confidence
  • Meet the Employers: Meet a range of different employers in a structured ‘speed networking’ environment

A few examples of the employers attending: BBC Cymru Wales, Santander, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Army.

The two above events form part of the Get Ready for Work programme, Monday 8th June – Thursday 11th June 2015. Click here for more information and online booking.

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.

SEA Your Future is the opportunity for you to find out about all the expert guidance and support available to you in developing your graduate career, together with the Swansea Employability Academy:

  • Meet the Careers Advisers and find out more about how the Careers & Employability Service works with your College
  • Talk to the Placement Officers about the range of work tasters and internships on offer, including our Week of Work, SPIN (Swansea Paid Internships) and Santander Internships which are available to all students
  • Find out about the Careers Fair, which takes place in October, the year-long Employer Talks programme, Networking Events and Employability Week
  • Learn how to make the most of your Gradintel account and how to register for the Swansea Employability Award
  • Discover the range of international opportunities available, the support we offer for student business start-ups, student enterprise competitions and how you can become a volunteer.

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.


Take the BAT (Bloomberg Aptitude Test) this June or July in London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris, Frankfurt or Düsseldorf for the chance to attend an exclusive networking event in London.

Future leaders in finance will be brought together from around Europe on Thursday, 1st August 2013 at the National History Museum in London to exchange ideas and establish themselves as the next generation of financial leaders.


  1. Exclusive invitation-only private Bloomberg Institute event to the top BAT scorers this summer
  2. Enjoy the company of other smart students
  3. Ability to enhance your social network exponentially
  4. Ability to network with top students and industry experts
  5. Enjoy this catered event and exclusive afterhours access to the museum.


  1. Take the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) anytime from 1 June to 25 July 2013
  2. Score among the Top 200 test-takers to receive an invite to the exclusive networking event at the Natural History Museum in London on 1st of August 2013.

Register for the BAT at  Frequent test sessions are held in the Bloomberg Institute’s offices, but if you cannot find a session near you and can muster 10 test-takers, email Bloomberg at and they will bring the BAT to you!


You may guarantee your spot at this EVENT by helping Bloomberg secure 15 test-takers and emailing their names to Klaudyna Rajchel,

The Blind in Business charitable trust helps blind and partially sighted people into work.  This open day will take place between 11.00 and 14.00 on 30th January at:

Blind in Business Office
1 London Wall Buildings
London Wall

Refreshments will be provided.

This event will provide:

  • Opportunities  for consultations with staff
  • CV workshops
  • A great opportunity to network
  • Career guidance

For more information call 0207 588 1885

OR email:

This presentation will take place on Tuesday 27 November 2012.
Venue:  Room 130 – 1st Floor – Keir Hardy
Time:  17.000 – 18.00

Passionate about cutting edge technology? Join us as we help you crack the code to graduate success and give you unparalleled insight into BT’s technology graduate scheme!

Along with top tips on how to progress through the interview process, we’ll explore the wide range of opportunities and benefits open to BT’s graduates – from creating new technologies and supporting some of the world’s biggest institutions to personalised on-going development.  In addition, we will provide you with insight into what you can expect from life as a BT technology graduate earning £30,500.

We’re keen to meet you if you’d like to work in Software, Network, Research or Security roles and come from a Computer Science or Electrical & Electronics Engineering-related background.

To sustain our projects – everything from facilitating and supporting the NYSE’s network to rolling out superfast fibre optic broadband, we invest heavily in our talent and welcome the brightest young minds into the BT family. We nurture an environment in which everyone can thrive and become experts in the fields of their choice and grow with the business to reach their full potential.

This presentation is facilitated by: Future Board on behalf of BT
When booking your place for this event, please kindly use your Student Number

The registration/login page:

Please click on ‘Careers Calendar’

Select the above event and sign up.

Tesco Student Challenge

Bright Futures at Swansea University is working with Cardiff Bright Futures to organise the Tesco Student Challenge on 21st November 2012, 1.30 – 5.30 pm.

The challenge requires students to work in teams of 5 to pitch an idea to employers.  This event offers the chance to learn new skills, consolidate existing skills and to network with those in industry.  Corporates from the Finance, Marketing, Business and other sectors will be there on hand for you to talk to.  Also the winners of the challenge EACH get £100 in Tesco vouchers to spend on anything they want!!!

If you are interested then please email your name and student number to Or if you’d like more information on the event please feel free to email any questions.

Only 10 places available (can be flexible dependent upon numbers).

Bright Futures is looking to get transport organized, but if the expenses are too costly then participants can catch the train for £7.80 return.

Time:  10.00 am – 3.00 pm, 4th October 2012
Venue:  Marquee in front of Fulton House

  • This is your chance to meet recruiters from a wide range of employment sectors.
  • Our Careers Advisers will also be running a CV clinic if you would like some advice on this.
  • If you complete one of our student surveys at the Fair, you will have the option to be entered in a prize draw to win a Uni bus term ticket worth £156.  This has been kindly donated by First Cymru Buses Ltd.

Click here for more information on our website.

A Vitae SWW Hub Event

Date:   Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Time:  From 10.00 am  to 4.00 pm
Venue:  The Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol, Avon

  • Discover a range of career stories
  • Meet employers
  • Take part in employability workshops
  • Talk to careers advisers
  • Network with researchers from other institutions

for all PhD researchers and research staff in universities in the South West and Wales.

Places are limited so register your interest by going to:

Transport may be laid on from your university.

Anyone interested should contact Danielle Mitchell from the Academic and Professional Enhancement Centre so that she can keep you informed of transport arrangements and keep track of numbers.

Think before you click

Protect your reputation online!

Your online presence is important for your future – so make sure you protect it.

Here’s a short video on the subject from

Click here to see lots more videos about life online, and life skills generally, in the Commoncraft video library.

The University of Surrey is looking for 10 unemployed graduates (from any UK university and who have been unemployed for 6 months or more) who live in or close to Guildford in Surrey to take part (for free) in the annual enterprise summer school from 20th to 22nd June 2012.  This is a residential bootcamp  in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts where teams of students from undergrad to postgrad, and  from diverse courses such as engineering, maths and business to photography, fine arts and fashion, all collaborate to build and test  ideas and business concepts for social and profit-making enterprises.  During the three days there are a number of visiting entrepreneurs and a networking dinner with local businesses.

Over the last five years most students have been glowing in their feedback (“inspirational” etc.) and quite a few have subsequently started their own businesses.  Some even come back to tell the new students how they did it!

The reason to involve local unemployed graduates is both to help them think about starting their own business and to give them links into their local (but not necessarily their alma mater) university.

The normal cost for a student attendee is £95 in total for the three days (including all accommodation, training and meals) but this will be fully subsidized this year for the 10 unemployed local graduates.

Interested unemployed graduates should apply in the first instance to Tracy Hampton at the University of Surrey by email to by 30th April 2012.

The updated Psychology Student Employability Guide, published by the Higher Education Academy Psychology Network, has now replaced the first edition on the HEA website.  Click here to download it.