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The Careers Service has the tools to help you get a great job

Posted on October 20, 2017

If you are applying for jobs right now and finding it hard to get employers to notice you then you might want to use of some of our tools to help make you stand out.

USW Careers has a great website with loads of great information and practical resources to help you with your career planning and in applying for jobs. As well as this we also have loads more great resources which we have to keep locked up but you can access them via Unilife Connect using your normal USW username and password.

You’ll find these resources in the Employability Tools section of Unilife Connect and there are loads and loads of really useful tools in there.

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs Placements

Thousands of jobs on UniLife Connect

Posted on October 20, 2017

If you are in your final year thinking about graduate jobs, or a second year student still considering whether you should do a year out or summer placement then you should really check out Unilife Connect!

Unilife Connect is jam packed with thousands of opportunities and employers are adding more every day. There are hundreds of employers with live vacancies on the system right now, and if you bear in mind that most of these have multiple roles available (some hundreds) then that adds up to a lot of opportunities for students to apply for!

Unilife Connect has some great features to help you with your job hunting and applications:

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs Placements Volunteering

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

Posted on October 19, 2017

East African Playgrounds will be hosting a presentation and drop-in in Cardiff & Treforest in 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.

At the weekends, you’ll have the chance to explore the wonders of Uganda, from discovering the animals on safari to explore the mighty River Nile or taking a relaxing walk along the banks of the river on horseback … there is something for everyone.

Tagged: Careers Employability

USW Biggest Work Experience & Volunteering Fair next week!

Posted on October 19, 2017

Experience Works are 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

Get prepared for the Opportunities Fair

Posted on October 19, 2017

The biggest careers fair ever to be run at the University of South Wales is coming, are you ready for it?

USW Careers have organised the biggest fair ever to be held at this University, there are over 70 top graduate employers coming to recruit for their graduate jobs, year out placements; summer placements and more.

The Opportunities Fair takes place in the Sports Centre on the Treforest Campus on Thursday 9th November. Full details of the employers attending, and their opportunities is available on the event website and hard copy programmes will be available next week.

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

Ever thought about working for the Public Sector in Wales? Wales Audit Office – local graduate scheme closing shortly

Posted on October 18, 2017

If you are considering a career working in the Public Sector in Wales the Wales Audit Office 2018 Graduate Scheme is worth a look. It’s not just about the numbers, it’s about making a difference – a career that really does count!

The Wales Audit Office are interested in students/graduates from any degree discipline, they are seeking applications from those with a strong academic background, that are committed to improving public sector Services and see themselves as the future leaders within the public sector in Wales.

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

Interested in a career in the space industry? - Airbus Open Day

Posted on October 18, 2017

All Engineering, Physics, Maths, Computer Science and Business students are invited to the
AIRBUS STEVENAGE WINTER OPEN DAY 2017
Thursday 9th November 2017, 10.00-16.00

The Airbus Open Day will provide you with the opportunity to network with senior managers and graduates; learn more about Europe’s leading space company and gain an insight into satellite design and manufacture.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Still time for a chance to bag £50 for exploring how career ready you are!

Posted on October 18, 2017

My Future

There’s a £50 Amazon voucher up for grabs for one lucky student who uses the questionnaire to find out how career ready they are.

To enter simply go through the questions and tick all the answers that you think you have achieved. Not only will you be automatically entered into the prize draw but you will have a great understanding of what your strengths and weaknesses are in relation to your career readiness.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Welsh Graduate Scheme Opportunity with Enterprise Rent a Car - Open now!

Posted on October 16, 2017

Enterprise Rent-a-Car Final Year students – Enterprise Rent-A-Car have an outstanding graduate scheme with positions in Wales and across the UK that is now open for 2018 intake.

The management training programme places you within a team, from which you will learn valuable business skills from capable mentors. Our promote-from-within culture ensures that you’ll have a well-rounded training experience and learn skills in management, finance, operations, sales and customer service. You’ll also benefit from an excellent range of training and development opportunities.

Nearly 100% of full-time employees started as a graduate in our Management Training Programme, including the current CEO.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Office for National Statistics (ONS) - Undergraduate University Working Group 2017/18

Posted on October 16, 2017

ONS An opportunity to shape UK Statistics


What is the ONS?
The ONS is the UK’s largest producer of official statistics, collecting and publishing a huge array of data on the economy, population, health and society.
The data produced shapes government policy, informs debate and drives social and economic research.


What is the University Working Group (UWG)?
The UWG is an ONS initiative designed to get students from local universities involved with UK statistics.
It is a good opportunity for students to learn about the statistics we produce, and help us effectively communicate our statistics to users.

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

Thinking of getting into teaching primary, secondary or further education?

Posted on October 16, 2017

Don’t miss our Getting into Teaching week for quick query drop-in sessions and webinars and your chance to ask any questions related to applying for a PGCE in primary, secondary or further education.

With the UCAS teacher training application system opening up on the 26th October you won’t want to miss out on the chance to speak directly with PGCE Admission Tutors and Careers Advisers.

Tagged: Careers Employability

70 Leading Employers Confirmed for the Opportunities Fair

Posted on October 12, 2017

Opportunities Fair

USW’s biggest and best careers event is even bigger and better than last year!

The website for the 2017 Opportunities Fair is now live with full details of the 70 top graduate recruiters booked in to attend. The event takes place on the Treforest Campus in the Sports Centre on Thursday 9th November.

“This time last year I told everyone that the 2016 Opportunities Fair was going to be the biggest and best careers fair at USW ever, well I was wrong …… because the 2017 fair is going to be even bigger and even better!!”

Tagged: Careers Employability

Christmas Seasonal Jobs - Time to start applying!

Posted on October 11, 2017

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year to do some part-time work with many companies looking for temporary staff over the festive period.

These companies are advertising either now or very soon.


Take a look at the list below and click through to search their vacancies:

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs