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VIP Engagement Officer - Great paid opportunity!

Posted on January 16, 2019

The Challenge

Young people can often be cautious when engaging in live-business briefs. They may lack the confidence to develop an idea, awareness of the opportunities available to them or may lack certain skills which can be developed with the right support.

We’re looking for a high-energy, super organised, passionate person who can support us to engage and mentor young innovators to create valuable ideas that could solve live-business challenges created by micro organisations, SMEs and corporate partners.

This is an exclusive opportunity for students from the University of South Wales in partnership with USW Exchange

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A brand new iPad Pro for telling us about your future career

Posted on December 17, 2018

Do you know the employers you want to work for in the future? The salary you are expecting to earn? The attributes you are expecting your future employer to have? We want to know this and more!

Take the trendence survey because we’re giving away…


  • a £100 Amazon gift card (given away every week – 14 to give away!)

  • an iPad Pro (two given away at close of survey)


Click here to enter the competition!

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Geldards - training contract

Posted on December 7, 2018

Are you a Final Year, LPC and GDL student? Interested in a training contract with Geldards Law firm?

Geldards are hosting an insight event in their Cardiff office on the evening of the 28th January 2019, and they are inviting 50 Final Year, LPC and GDL students to attend.

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Free promotional video for your organisation

Posted on November 29, 2018

Are you looking for a promotional video/film to be created for your organisation?

At the University of South Wales, our BA Film students! are looking for organisations with a real marketing/fundraising/promotional need. You have the opportunity to submit your film ideas so that our students can share creative ideas and be part of a creative brief to convey your message in the most visually effective manner possible.

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Change 100 - Paid summer work experience for disabled students and graduates

Posted on November 27, 2018

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Change 100 are looking for talented students and graduates with disabilities or long-term health conditions. If that’s you, join Change 100 and unlock your potential.

What is Change 100?
Change 100 is Leonard Cheshire’s programme of paid summer work placements, development and mentoring. It’s designed to support the career development of talented university students and recent graduates with any disability or long-term health condition, such as:

  • Physical disabilities
  • Sensory disabilities
  • Mental health conditions
  • Learning disabilities or difficulties e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD
  • Other long-term health conditions e.g. diabetes, MS

If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact us at change100applications@leonardcheshire.org

Who is Change 100 for?
To apply to Change 100, you must meet all the following criteria:

  • Have a disability or long-term health condition
  • Be in your penultimate or final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate university degree or have graduated in 2017 or 2018. Any degree subject accepted
  • Have achieved or be predicted a 2:1 or 1st in your undergraduate degree*
  • Be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of a full-time summer work placement

(If your academic performance has been affected by mitigating circumstances related to your disability or health condition, these will be taken into account. Please get in touch to discuss this.)

Change 100 employers

Change 100 have partnered with organisations who believe disability isn’t a barrier to a brilliant career. The employers we work with appreciate the value that talented disabled students can bring to their organisations. They recognise the importance of the skills and behaviours Change 100 students demonstrate, such as resilience, problem-solving, embracing challenges and self-awareness.

Change 100 students have already made their mark with over 130 leading employers. We are always establishing new partnerships with a broad range of prestigious organisations to offer placement opportunities. These include corporate employers of varying sizes and industries, public and third sector organisations.

How to Apply
Online applications are open now and close on 16th January 2019. Alternatively, you can submit your application in writing or as a video, responding to the same questions listed in the application form.

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Get paid to spend the summer in the USA!

Posted on November 16, 2018

USA Summercamp are visiting USW on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th November to promote their paid summer camp opportunities

They will be giving talks and having stands across campuses, so book in for a talk or have a chat with them at one of their stands to find out more.

Here’s what USA Summercamp say:

“The best summer of your life is waiting for you at Camp in America!

Summer Camp is an amazing opportunity to spend a summer living and working in the USA, teaching campers all the sports, hobbies, and skills 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’ll meet people from around the world and spend up to a month travelling America after camp is over. Better than a summer in the UK, right?

USA Summer Camp is a cultural exchange provider offering one of the best summer jobs at more than 500 Summer Camps in America.

We offer full visa support, and all food and accommodation will be provided for you at Camp in America. Is there really anything better than that?

We placed 100% of our participants at camp in summer 2017 and summer 2018, so we know we can get you to America for the summer of a lifetime!

Come to meet the team and find out how you can spend your summer in America.

For more information about having the best summer ever, go to our website

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What exactly is a 'business or commercial' job and how do you get your career started?

Posted on November 15, 2018

Business Futures

The list of jobs that could be filed under the category of ‘business’ is almost never ending, but essentially they all involve performing functions that maintain or improve commercial performance. This could be through contributing to an organisation’s profits or making operations more effective or efficient.

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Teach English in China - Paid graduate opportunities

Posted on November 13, 2018

TEIC Logo ​The Teach English in China (TEIC) Programme will be visiting USW to give talks on their paid jobs teaching English in China. Any degree subject is accepted and no experience is required as full training is provided.

TEIC www.teic.co.uk is a boutique programme dedicated to sending graduates to China. It is run in conjunction with CEAIE, a not for profit wing of the Ministry of Education, Beijing.

We recruit all year round for 10 month teaching placements starting every February, August, September and October. Our teaching placements are in cities throughout China from Kindergarten to University Level and we place based on your preferences.

Those who are graduating in July are eligible to apply. Any degree subject is accepted and no experience is required as full training is provided.

What we offer:

  • Salary between £1,000 – £1,745 per month
  • Free online TEFL training course
  • Free training camp on arrival where you will meet other TEIC teachers
  • International return airfare
  • Free apartment with complete facilities
  • Medical insurance
  • Free Chinese courses
  • Frequently organized activities for all foreign teachers
  • We place friends together

Position descriptions:

  • Teaching oral and written English for primary, junior and senior students in public schools
  • Class size: 25-40
  • Employment contract is 10 month, includes 4 weeks winter holiday with salary included
  • 16-25 lesson period/week(40 or 45mins/lesson period

For further details contact Professor Phil Thomas at phil@teic.co.uk or phone 07531 789984

Full details of the programme can be found at www.teic.co.uk

Do something very different for a year: learn Mandarin: explore China!

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Travel Teacher: Volunteer in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kenya, Maldives

Posted on November 13, 2018

Travel Teacher are visiting USW on Thursday 15th November to promote their overseas volunteering opportunities.

Travel Teacher empowers students to pursue life-changing experiences around the world, leaving a positive mark on the communities you visit and the environments you explore.

Students join our programs for a multitude of reasons; for education, fun, to see the world and to make an impact.

Come and see us on Thursday 15th November and find out how you could join us in…

The Cook Islands, Fiji, Kenya or The Maldives and experience one of our exciting programmes in Teaching, Cultural Exchange or Sport for Development.

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