Forthcoming Events

Building A Brighter Future In Tech

October 23, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Techniquest, Stuart Street, CF10 5BW Cardiff

Building a Better Future In Tech

A celebration of diversity and upcoming talent. Showcasing careers available and with over 3,000 new jobs available every year, there’s plenty of scope for anyone to get involved. The day is jammed packed with the opportunity for skills building, workshops, talks and networking with business in roundtable discussions.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Prepare for the Fair : Workshop (Newport)

October 23, 2017 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Newport, Room C18

Prepare for the Fair logo

In preparation of the upcoming Opportunities Fair (and any careers fair you might go to in the future!) USW Careers are delivering a workshop on preparing for the fair.

You may like to download our Making the most of Careers Fairs Guide before you come along.

This is a free session and we ask for you to book in below:

Book a place here

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

Pwy yw PwC? - 'Webex' Cymraeg

October 23, 2017 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Online (Pre-register)

PwC Ymunwch â ni, PwC, ar gyfer ‘sgwrs ar lein’ drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg!

Dewch i adnabod PwC drwy ein sgwrs ar lein – fe ddewiswn i’r amser, dewiswch chi’r lle. Cewch ddarganfod pam mai PwC yw’r dewis cyntaf ar gyfer gyrfa mewn busnes; pam fod myfyrwyr wedi pleidleisio PwC yn gyntaf ym mhlith cyflogwyr graddedigion yn y cant uchaf y ‘Times’ ers 2004; a pham y gwnewch chi deimlo yn rhan o rywbeth arbennig. Rydym ni’n cyflogi myfyrwyr o wahanol flynyddoedd addysgol ac o gefndir eang o bynciau gradd, felly mae croeso i bawb ymuno!

Tagged: Careers Employability

Experience Works Employer Panel

October 24, 2017 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Treforest, B-Block, B001

Experience Work Employer Panel Ever considered working in the Third Sector or getting involved in voluntary work?

Come along and hear Voluntary sector employers talk about the volunteering opportunities available within their organisations, how voluntary experience can help you to develop skills and enhance your CV as well as the range of Graduate Career pathways within the Third Sector.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Experience Works - The biggest Work Experience & Volunteering Fair of the year! (Treforest)

October 24, 2017 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Treforest, B-Block Foyer

Experience Works is USW’s biggest work experience and volunteering fairs which are being held at Cardiff and Treforest. This is a perfect opportunity to come and ask questions and see what positions could be available to you.

Volunteering can make a real difference to your local community and is very rewarding. The experience gained can be used on your CV to land that dream job!

Tagged: Careers Employability Placements Volunteering

Placement Information Stand (Treforest)

October 25, 2017 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Treforest, Crawshey's Cafe, A-Block

Looking for advice on finding a work placement?

Come along and meet your faculty placement adviser and get advice on finding Placements and Internships or what to do if you’ve already found one.

Tagged: Careers Employability Placements

What is DevOps? Presentation from the DevOpsGuys

October 25, 2017 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Treforest, J132

DevOpGuys logo 'DevOps – What is DevOps’.
DevOpsGuys – 'What do we do’?

Join us for this free presentation from the DevOpsGuys and find out all about DevOps from this successful employer.

DevOpsGuys are experts in delivering practical engineering & consultancy solutions to transform and accelerate the way that organisations deliver software.

This presentation will focus on the work they do and opportunities they have available.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Creative Experience Works - Find Work Experience & Volunteering in the Creative Sector (Cardiff)

October 26, 2017 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Cardiff, Atrium, The Street


Experience Works is USW’s biggest work experience and volunteering fairs which are being held at Cardiff and Treforest. This is a perfect opportunity to come and ask questions and see what positions could be available to you.

Volunteering can make a real difference to your local community and is very rewarding. The experience gained can be used on your CV to land that dream job!

Tagged: Careers Employability Volunteering

The Teach English in China (TEIC) Programme (Treforest, Newport & Cardiff)

October 30, 2017 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Treforest Library, Training Room, Cardiff, Atlantic House AH102 & Newport Room C18

TEIC logo Teach English in China is a programme dedicated to sending qualified applicants to China. It is run in conjunction with CEAIE, a not for profit wing of the Ministry of Education, Beijing.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Prepare for the Fair : Workshop (Treforest)

October 30, 2017 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Treforest, Library, Career Centre

Prepare for the Fair logo

In preparation of the upcoming Opportunities Fair (and any careers fair you might go to in the future!) USW Careers are delivering a workshop on preparing for the fair.

You may like to download our Making the most of Careers Fairs Guide before you come along.

This is a free session and we ask for you to book in below:

Book a place here

Tagged: Careers Employability

Placement Information Stand (Treforest)

October 31, 2017 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Treforest, J-Block Foyer

Looking for advice on finding a work placement?

Come along and meet your faculty placement adviser and get advice on finding Placements and Internships or what to do if you’ve already found one.

Tagged: Careers Employability Placements

Volunteer in Africa with East African Playgrounds - Presentation & Drop-In (Cardiff)

November 1, 2017 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cardiff, Atlantic House, AH303 (Presentation) & Cardiff, Atrium, The Street (Drop-In)

East African Playgrounds will be hosting a presentation and drop-in in Cardiff on 1st November.

By volunteering with East African Playgrounds on our Uganda Volunteer Project you will experience four incredible weeks. Living and volunteering within a local community to help transform a community school by building an amazing new playground from start to finish with a team of trained Ugandan builders and welders. You will also assist on our creative play programme to inspire children at a school to learn, explore and develop themselves.

Tagged: Careers Employability Volunteering

Volunteer in Africa with East African Playgrounds - Presentation & Drop-In (Treforest)

November 2, 2017 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Treforest, Library Training Room (PResentation & Treforest, Library, Careers Centre Foyer (Drop-In)

East African Playgrounds will be hosting a presentation and drop-in in Treforest 2nd November.

By volunteering with East African Playgrounds on our Uganda Volunteer Project you will experience four incredible weeks. Living and volunteering within a local community to help transform a community school by building an amazing new playground from start to finish with a team of trained Ugandan builders and welders. You will also assist on our creative play programme to inspire children at a school to learn, explore and develop themselves.

Tagged: Careers Employability Volunteering

USA SummerCamp Presentation (Treforest)

November 2, 2017 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Treforest, Library, Training Room L100

A presentation about at spending the summer at camp in America.

Summer camp gives you the opportunity to spend your summer living and working in the US, teaching American campers all the sports, hobbies and skills that you know and love. Not only will you spend every day doing what you love in the American sunshine, but you’ll get paid for it too!

You will also meet people from around the world and spend up to a month travelling America after your contract is done. USA Summer Camp is a cultural exchange provider offering summer work experiences at over 500 summer camps in America. Food and accommodation will be provided whilst you work.

Tagged: Careers Employability

USA SummerCamp Presentation (Cardiff)

November 2, 2017 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cardiff, Atlantic House AH203

A presentation about at spending the summer at camp in America.

Summer camp gives you the opportunity to spend your summer living and working in the US, teaching American campers all the sports, hobbies and skills that you know and love. Not only will you spend every day doing what you love in the American sunshine, but you’ll get paid for it too!

You will also meet people from around the world and spend up to a month travelling America after your contract is done. USA Summer Camp is a cultural exchange provider offering summer work experiences at over 500 summer camps in America. Food and accommodation will be provided whilst you work.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Placement Information Stand (Treforest)

November 7, 2017 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Treforest, G-Block Foyer

Looking for advice on finding a work placement?

Come along and meet your faculty placement adviser and get advice on finding Placements and Internships or what to do if you’ve already found one.

Tagged: Careers Employability Placements

GO Wales : Information Event (Cardiff)

November 7, 2017 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Cardiff Atrium, the Pod

GO Wales banner Looking for Work Experience? GO Wales Employability Advisers may be able to help!

We work with all kinds of employers in Wales to create tailored, flexible work experience opportunities designed to fit around students’ other commitments.

We source:

  • Work shadowing – up to three days of unpaid work experience observing someone in their role to understand how they do their job.
  • Work tasters – up to four weeks of unpaid work experience with the opportunity to learn about work and the working environment by observing and undertaking some tasks.
  • Work placements – four to six weeks of paid work experience getting hands-on experience or working on a project.

Tagged: Careers Employability

GO Wales : Information Event (Glyntaff)

November 8, 2017 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Glyntaff, AB101

GO Wales banner Looking for Work Experience? GO Wales Employability Advisers may be able to help!

We work with all kinds of employers in Wales to create tailored, flexible work experience opportunities designed to fit around students’ other commitments.

We source:

  • Work shadowing – up to three days of unpaid work experience observing someone in their role to understand how they do their job.
  • Work tasters – up to four weeks of unpaid work experience with the opportunity to learn about work and the working environment by observing and undertaking some tasks.
  • Work placements – four to six weeks of paid work experience getting hands-on experience or working on a project.

Tagged: Careers Employability

GO Wales : Information Event (Newport)

November 8, 2017 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Newport City, D10

GO Wales banner Looking for Work Experience? GO Wales Employability Advisers may be able to help!

We work with all kinds of employers in Wales to create tailored, flexible work experience opportunities designed to fit around students’ other commitments.

We source:

  • Work shadowing – up to three days of unpaid work experience observing someone in their role to understand how they do their job.
  • Work tasters – up to four weeks of unpaid work experience with the opportunity to learn about work and the working environment by observing and undertaking some tasks.
  • Work placements – four to six weeks of paid work experience getting hands-on experience or working on a project.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Opportunities Fair 2017 - USW Biggest Careers Fair!

November 9, 2017 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Treforest, Sports Centre

Opportunities Fair 2017


Opportunities Fair

Thursday 9 November
11.00-3pm – Sports Centre – Treforest

This is USW’s biggest and most popular careers event – 70+ employers and over 1500 students attending!

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

GO Wales : Information Event (Treforest)

November 16, 2017 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Treforest, Library, Training Room L100

GO Wales banner Looking for Work Experience? GO Wales Employability Advisers may be able to help!

We work with all kinds of employers in Wales to create tailored, flexible work experience opportunities designed to fit around students’ other commitments.

We source:

  • Work shadowing – up to three days of unpaid work experience observing someone in their role to understand how they do their job.
  • Work tasters – up to four weeks of unpaid work experience with the opportunity to learn about work and the working environment by observing and undertaking some tasks.
  • Work placements – four to six weeks of paid work experience getting hands-on experience or working on a project.

Tagged: Careers Employability

GO Wales : Pop-up stand (Cardiff)

November 21, 2017 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cardiff, Atrium, The Street

GO Wales banner Looking for Work Experience? GO Wales Employability Advisers may be able to help!

We work with all kinds of employers in Wales to create tailored, flexible work experience opportunities designed to fit around students’ other commitments.

We source:

  • Work shadowing – up to three days of unpaid work experience observing someone in their role to understand how they do their job.
  • Work tasters – up to four weeks of unpaid work experience with the opportunity to learn about work and the working environment by observing and undertaking some tasks.
  • Work placements – four to six weeks of paid work experience getting hands-on experience or working on a project.

Tagged: Careers Employability

GO Wales : Pop-up stand (Glyntaff)

November 22, 2017 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Glyntaff, The Zone & Newport, Ground floor

GO Wales banner Looking for Work Experience? GO Wales Employability Advisers may be able to help!

We work with all kinds of employers in Wales to create tailored, flexible work experience opportunities designed to fit around students’ other commitments.

We source:

  • Work shadowing – up to three days of unpaid work experience observing someone in their role to understand how they do their job.
  • Work tasters – up to four weeks of unpaid work experience with the opportunity to learn about work and the working environment by observing and undertaking some tasks.
  • Work placements – four to six weeks of paid work experience getting hands-on experience or working on a project.

Tagged: Careers Employability

GO Wales : Pop-up stand (Newport)

November 22, 2017 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Newport City, ground floor

GO Wales banner Looking for Work Experience? GO Wales Employability Advisers may be able to help!

We work with all kinds of employers in Wales to create tailored, flexible work experience opportunities designed to fit around students’ other commitments.

We source:

  • Work shadowing – up to three days of unpaid work experience observing someone in their role to understand how they do their job.
  • Work tasters – up to four weeks of unpaid work experience with the opportunity to learn about work and the working environment by observing and undertaking some tasks.
  • Work placements – four to six weeks of paid work experience getting hands-on experience or working on a project.

Tagged: Careers Employability

GO Wales : Pop-up stand (Treforest)

November 23, 2017 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Treforest, Library, Careers Space

GO Wales banner Looking for Work Experience? GO Wales Employability Advisers may be able to help!

We work with all kinds of employers in Wales to create tailored, flexible work experience opportunities designed to fit around students’ other commitments.

We source:

  • Work shadowing – up to three days of unpaid work experience observing someone in their role to understand how they do their job.
  • Work tasters – up to four weeks of unpaid work experience with the opportunity to learn about work and the working environment by observing and undertaking some tasks.
  • Work placements – four to six weeks of paid work experience getting hands-on experience or working on a project.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Skills Session & Drop-In – Make your CV stand out through volunteering with the OR Society

November 28, 2017 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Treforest, Library, Training Room L100

The OR Society logo We all know and love the basic motivations of volunteering, we know the spiel that informs us we are part of something good and we’re making a difference to something that is usually bigger than all of us.

If you work with individuals from a charity, then you have also heard about just how much you can change that person’s life, whether it be a child who is struggling to invest in their childhood, or an elderly person who struggles to stay sociable; spending time with these individuals is a responsible thing to do. There is a whole underworld of motivations to volunteer and pro bono OR can make them all available.

Tagged: Careers Employability Volunteering

Unlocking the secrets of employability: Developing a positive mindset

November 29, 2017 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Treforest, G-Block, G219

Charlie Leake, non executive consultant for GradConsult is visiting USW on Wednesday 29 November and leading a session on the development of a growth mindset.

This session is relevant to anyone who is looking to be positive in their career choices and wanting to maximise their potential in the world of work.

In the session Charlie will help YOU to:

  • Understand mindset and how it influences your choice in early career
  • Describe your current mindset
  • Shape your mindset further to grasp opportunity and reach for success

A must for anyone thinking about career development and fulfilment.

Tagged: Careers Employability