March 2017 News Archive

Part-Time Hospitality Jobs in Cardiff Stadium

March 2, 2017

PMP Recruitment are back in Treforest Library for two more dates next week with Part-Time hospitality jobs.
If you’d like to get a job in the stadium for the upcoming events, and future ones, come along and sign up.

You’ll need to bring identification listed in the events below.

Click through and book a reminder:

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Got a business idea? It could be worth £1000 in funding! BID opens TODAY

March 6, 2017

The next BID (Bright Ideas Den) is taking place on Thursday 23 March at Cardiff Campus and is a chance for students and graduates to pitch for up to £1000 to support their business ideas.

For a chance to enter, and further information just fill in the BID entry form and submit it by Midday on Friday 17 March 2017

The best entries will be shortlisted and invited to pitch to our panel of judges.

Tagged: Careers Employability Enterprise

Open Doors 2017 - a chance to see behind the scenes at a major construction site

March 6, 2017

A unique chance for you to see behind the scenes at major ‘live’ construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to experience a live major construction site. There is nothing more inspiring than seeing a large commercial project and the wide range of careers in construction for yourself.

There are currently 16 sites taking part across Wales, with many sites in South East Wales which have places available.

Discover how the buildings and structures in your community are constructed and find out about the diverse range of skills and professions needed on site.

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Assessment centre workshops, last chance to book for Treforest & Cardiff

March 7, 2017

Most graduate employers have aptitude tests (psychometrics) and assessment centres as part of their recruitment and selection processes. Anyone applying for graduate jobs or placement opportunities is likely to come across these in the coming weeks, if you haven’t already!

We are running a short workshop over three campuses to help give you confidence if you need to attend an assessment centre.

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Volunteers needed for a rugby recruitment day!

March 9, 2017

Volunteers needed for an upcoming rugby festival on 25th March!

Active Valleys will be working in partnership with Rhydyfelin RFC to deliver a recruitment day for the junior club 2017/18.

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language in China with eTEFL - Presentation & Drop-In (Cardiff)

March 10, 2017

eTEFL will be giving a presentation and attending a drop-in session in Cardiff with information about Teaching English as a Foreign Language in China.

Teaching English in China is a superb opportunity for those of you who want a challenge in a new, exciting environment. You’ll get the chance to study Chinese, work as an English teacher and travel the country during the holidays.

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Girlguiding Cymru volunteering opprtuinites for Newport, Cardiff & Treforest #EmployerintheFoyer

March 13, 2017

GirlGuiding logo Girlguiding Cymru will have a drop in stand over three campuses to promote their volunteering opportunities in South Wales.

Newport, Monday 13 March : 11-3pm, Library B Floor. ✓
Cardiff, Monday 27 March: 11-3pm, Atrium, The Street.✓
Treforest, Tuesday 28 March: 11-3pm, Stilts.

Volunteer and make a difference

Work with young people, gain voluntary experience and develop skills from first aid to fundraising. It’s time to get involved with Girlguiding

Why should I get involved?

Giving some time at a local Girlguiding group is a great way to really get to know the new community you live in – outside the student bubble! It’s also really helped me to prioritise and manage my time – great transferable life skills going forward – Isla, volunteer

Tagged: Careers Employability Volunteering

Travel Teacher : Volunteering abroad and Internship programmes (Cardiff & Treforest)

March 13, 2017

Travel Teacher will be giving a presentation about their volunteering and Internship programmes abroad at Atlantic House, Cardiff and Treforest this week.

Travel Teacher combines education and exploration, providing students with exceptional access to international experiences through our two engagement pathways – Volunteering abroad and Internship programmes.

Tagged: Careers Employability Placements Volunteering

Looking for flexible work experience opportunities? GO Wales drop-in (Cardiff & Treforest)

March 13, 2017

GO Wales banner 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 Placements

Interested in developing your understanding of global and local approaches to global challenges?

March 13, 2017

Global Governance | Futures

Global Governance Futures logo

Interested in a career that allows you to work on matters of peace & security? Environment & sustainable development? The global economy and justice? Forward thinking and innovation?

There is high demand for graduates with an in-depth understanding of the intertwined activities of states, businesses and nongovernmental organisations. Come along to Global Governance Futures to find out more!

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Last chance to book: Aldi Skills Session - Video interview hints and tips (Treforest)

March 13, 2017

Aldi is one of the UK’s leading graduate recruiters and is currently ranked 2nd in The Times Top 100. On Thursday 16th March, come and find out from one of our Graduate Area Managers about how to succeed in video interviewing and listen to hints and tips on how to get through the Aldi Video Interviewing process.

Aldi will also give details on their graduate and placement opportunities.

Event Date March 16, 2017 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Location – Treforest, B111 (capacity 60)

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Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water - Graduate Opportunities

March 16, 2017

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water are recruiting for their graduate programme and have opportunities for graduates with degrees in a wide range of subject areas including, Science, Environmental Science, Geography / Earth Science, Business, Computing, Civil, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, and Maths / Statistics.

Successful candidates will start on the 4th September and receive a starting salary of over £22k plus an additional £2k one-off payment to help cover any costs associated with joining.

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GO Wales Workshop: improve your awareness of mental health and Autism

March 16, 2017

GO Wales at USW would like to invite you to attend a Workshop on Wednesday 22nd March from 12:15-14:30.

The workshop aims to improve your awareness of mental health and Autism. It will explore ways to promote disabled students in a more positive way and will examine how to help students disclose health conditions to employers.

The workshop is open to both students and staff.

Speakers from Mind Merthyr Tydfil, The Autistic Spectrum Connections Cymru and the Welsh Government initiative ‘Time to Change Wales’ will give a short presentation and be available to answer questions from the audience.

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OneDayWith DHL, Practice Group IT Online Event 29 March 2017

March 17, 2017

DHL Consulting is currently looking for Management Consultants.

Join the OneDayWith DHL Consulting online event on March 29th to learn more about the offers and ask your questions during an interactive live session.

How to digitally transform a 60 billion EURO business from the inside?
DHL Consulting Practice Group Digitalization, IT and Technology is facing challenges like this. We invite you to meet us during an exclusive online event on 29 March 2017. During this event you will learn more about DHL Consulting and it’s IT Management Consulting projects from members of the practice group IT through an online presentation. After the presentation, you will have the opportunity of interacting with DHL Consulting experts during a live chat session.

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Be a Probation Officer with the National Probation Service

March 20, 2017

This is your chance to directly influence the safety of our community. What we do has a direct impact on society – and with the Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP) programme, you’ll be given the tools and training needed to join us.

The training and role

The 15-month PQiP programme features blended learning and a range of assessment methods. It’s based around distance learning with some face-to-face workshops and seminars, and you’ll be fully supported by your tutor and line manager here as well as your tutor at the university.

You’ll be employed by us for the duration and we’ll sponsor your fees too. You can apply to do the qualification in your preferred division:

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

Top Tips on Assessment Centres & Psychometrics from PwC

March 20, 2017

PwC Logo Got on assessment centre coming up? Wondering what you need to do to prepare and how you can perform well on the day?

Leading graduate recruiter PwC will be visiting USW on Tuesday 28th March to deliver a skills session on Assessment Centres & Psychometrics. They’ll give students top tips on what employers are looking for, and what doesn’t impress them!

This is an interactive session which will give an insight into assessment methods commonly used on assessment days, including the opportunity to undertake a group exercise and psychometric tests.

The session is open to all students – just remember to bring a calculator!

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Last call for bookings for the GO Wales Workshop: Improve your awareness of mental health and Autism

March 21, 2017

GO Wales at USW would like to invite you to attend a Workshop on Wednesday 22nd March from 12:15-14:30.

The workshop aims to improve your awareness of mental health and Autism. It will explore ways to promote disabled students in a more positive way and will examine how to help students disclose health conditions to employers.

The workshop is open to both students and staff.

Speakers from Mind Merthyr Tydfil, The Autistic Spectrum Connections Cymru and the Welsh Government initiative ‘Time to Change Wales’ will give a short presentation and be available to answer questions from the audience.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Get an Engineering Industrial Placement with 3M #EmployerintheFoyer

March 22, 2017

Interested in an Engineering Industrial Placement at 3M?

As an Industrial Placement student you will be part of and learn from the Manufacturing Technology Engineering group, the primary purpose of whom is to ensure the manufacturing plant and business deliver against their annual strategic target in the fields of cost, cash, growth, service, quality and safety.

3M has achieved regional & global recognition for its achievements in manufacturing efficiency, service & environmental awareness as well as its ability to develop & scale-up new products utilising new technologies.

Tagged: Careers Employability Placements

Are you from a BME background? Do you need work experience?

March 27, 2017

GO Wales logo GO Wales provide personalised support to students (aged under 25 and in full time education) from a Black and/or Minority Ethnic background, to gain career focused work experience.

Our Employability Advisers help students to prepare for and organise relevant work experience that fits in around their studies. Why not discuss your needs with an Adviser now to plan a placement opportunity after the worry of exams is over?

You may be able to get help with travel costs and other costs so that work experience is an affordable option for you.

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Do you have childcare/care responsibilities? Do you need work experience?

March 27, 2017

GO Wales logo GO Wales provide personalised support to students (aged under 25 and in full time education) with childcare/care responsibilities, to gain career focussed work experience. You may even be able to get help with child care costs while you are on a placement.

Our Employability Advisers help students to prepare for and organise relevant work experience that fits in around their studies. Why not discuss your needs with an Adviser now to plan a placement opportunity after the worry of exams is over?

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Are you a care leaver? Do you need work experience?

March 28, 2017

GO Wales logo GO Wales provide personalised support to students (aged under 25 and in full time education) who have previously been in care, to gain career focussed work experience.

Our Employability Advisers help students to prepare for and organise relevant work experience that fits in around their studies. Why not discuss your needs with an Adviser now to plan a placement opportunity after the worry of exams is over?

You may be able to get help with travel costs and other costs so that work experience is an affordable option for you.

Tagged: Careers Employability Placements

Generation UK – China Scholarships 2017/2018

March 28, 2017

Interested in studying Chinese language in the spice heartland of Chongqing, or in one of the fastest developing cities in Asia, Shanghai?

If so, there are six different Generation UK – China academic scholarship programmes to choose from, ranging from 5-11 months in length, in cities across China, and you can start in either September or February within the same academic year.

All scholarships cover tuition fees, accommodation, and a basic monthly living allowance to help with day-to-day expenses. You will need to pay for return flights, travel & medical insurance, and visa costs.

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Do you have a disability or work limiting health condition? Do you need work experience?

March 28, 2017

GO Wales logo GO Wales provide personalised support to students (aged under 25 and in full time education) with a disability or work limiting health condition, to gain career focussed work experience.

Newly elected 'Students with Disabilities Officer’ at USWSU Stephen O’Shea recently did work experience organised by GO Wales.

USW is a very enabling organisation and I firmly believe that help is here, but sometimes it can be hard to access.

Then I found out about GO Wales. I had an opportunity to experience a placement in the HR Department at USW and I discovered that I could use my skills and knowledge without feeling excluded and I felt more confident as a student with a disability. The opportunity made me realise that I wanted to share this experience with other students at USW.

GO Wales is here and it can help you build on your skills and confidence not only in a workplace but also in the classroom.“

Stephen is set to start his role of Students with Disabilities Officer in September 2017

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Do you need work experience? Are you from a low higher education participation neighbourhood?

March 30, 2017

GO Wales logo
GO Wales provide personalised support to students (aged under 25 and in full time education), who are from a low higher education participation neighbourhood, to gain career focussed work experience. You could be from a low higher education participation neighbourhood and not even know!

Our Employability Advisers help students to prepare for and organise relevant work experience that fits in around their studies. Why not discuss your needs with an Adviser now to plan a placement opportunity after the worry of exams is over?

You may be able to get help with travel costs and other costs so that work experience is an affordable option for you.

How to find out if you are from a low higher education participation neighbourhood
Enter your home postcode (not your student address if different) on the HEFCE website to check

If your postcode returns a 1 or 2 in 'POLAR 3 Young participation quintile’ you are from a low participation neighbourhood.

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