Can you handle pressure, solve problems and adapt to unpredictable situations? Air Traffic Control could be for you!

Posted on December 7, 2017

You don’t need any aviation experience and applications are accepted from any degree discipline. This role’s all about you. How you think and solve problems. How you handle pressure. How you adapt to unpredictable situations like extreme weather events.

Training takes around 3 years, at which point you can expect to earn upwards of £50,000!

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Free Careers & Employers Guides up for grabs

Posted on December 5, 2017

We currently have a lot of Free Careers & Employer Guides at Treforest Library

These include the Prospects Student Guide, Top 100 Undergraduate Employers (great for Placements), Law publications, 'Your Guides to..’ CV, Application, Cover Letters and lots more!

They’re all FREE so come to the library in Treforest and take what you need.

Thank you.

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Do you fit the criteria for flexible work experience opportunities? Info events this week!

Posted on December 5, 2017

“GO Wales”: are hosting a number of information events across all campuses. It’s a chance to come along and ask questions about how GO Wales can help you get quality work experience.

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.

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Making a computer game in Steam - Students wanted for Technocamps collaboration with Menter Iaith

Posted on December 4, 2017

Technocamps are working with Menter Iaith to find student programmers to work on a game to promote Welsh/English bilingualism.

Students will get to develop a professional quality game in Unity which will be launched in March 2018.

The project will be working with Webfibre studios in Llantrisant and will be key members of the programming team.

Please contact Laura Roberts if you are interest in working on this project.

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Do you want to kick start your career in the fashion industry?

Posted on December 4, 2017

Are you the Fashion Retail, Buying and Merchandising Undergraduate of the Year?
WIN a summer internship and shopping spree! Marks and Spencer’s lucky winner will get to complete a summer internship in either its buying or merchandising function. On top of this, you’ll also receive £200 worth of M&S vouchers to spend in store.

Don’t miss this exclusive chance to be amongst this year’s most employable students in the country. Set yourself apart and be the Fashion Retail, Buying and Merchandising Undergraduate of the Year 2018.

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Airbus New Space Challenge 2018

Posted on November 30, 2017

AirBus Airbus is looking for exceptional ideas using space that are suitable for having a lasting positive influence on our daily lives. This includes topics such as autonomous driving, 5G connectivity and IoT/M2M, as well as life science, material research, new technologies and services.

To enter submit a one page abstract on any new commercial business idea relating to space.

Examples but not limited to:
Constellations, pseudo satellites, traditional satellites, launchers
Applications, services, data collection, mining

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Could you be the next Apprentice?

Posted on November 27, 2017

Spend an all expenses paid weekend undertaking an ‘Apprentice Style’ challenge with npower


  • Be in with a chance to WIN a paid internship with npower
  • Great exposure to npower
  • Perfect addition to your CV
  • Meet new people

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

Posted on November 27, 2017

Event Date November 28, 2017 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Location – 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.

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CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme

Posted on November 22, 2017

CASE Europe’s Graduate Trainee Scheme is a fantastic opportunity for high quality graduates and postgrads seeking a career in fundraising and philanthropy within schools, higher education and not-for-profit sectors.

For those interested in fundraising, philanthropy and advancement, the CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme is a great way to begin a career in the sector and to see the benefits those professions bring to the higher education sector and beyond.

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Developing a positive mindset : Top motivating speaker comes to USW

Posted on November 21, 2017

Charlie Leake Charlie Leake, from GradConsult is visiting USW on 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.

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