October 2017 News Archive

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

October 2, 2017

The next BID (Bright Ideas Den) is taking place on Wednesday 15 November 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 5pm on Wednesday 1 November 2017

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

Tagged: Careers Employability Enterprise

Win £100 to spend on Amazon and help USW Careers at the same time!

October 3, 2017

trendence-research Everyone at USW Careers needs your feedback to continue to give you excellent careers support.

This year we’re taking part in the trendence survey, one of the UK’s largest student surveys, and their reports will tell us how satisfied you are with your careers support and the wider university experience, as well as which employers you aspire to work for.

Take the survey and you’ll be giving us valuable feedback.

Tagged: Careers Employability

USW student with a very smart App competing to win!

October 4, 2017

USW English student, Rhys Payne, is in a competition with Honda called 'The Engine Room’ with a chance to win £5000 in investment.

His idea is an App to combine reward card points from various businesses and to track and use them in order to not miss out on the promotions.

Take a look at the competition and cast your votes here:
https://www.hondaengineroom.co.uk/champions-change-vote-your-winner/

Good luck Rhys!

Tagged: Careers Employability Enterprise

Are you the Fashion Retail, Buying and Merchandising Undergraduate of the Year?

October 5, 2017

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.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Police Now National Graduate Leadership Programme 2018 Open for Applications!

October 6, 2017

Police Now is a two-year programme that offers top graduates the opportunity to become Police Officers and transform communities.

Is it fair that children growing up in social housing are 37% more likely to become victims of crime? Or that the poorest neighbourhoods are more likely to have the highest rates of crime? Don’t you think it’s time we changed the story?

Police Now recruits and trains outstanding graduates, so they can help transform society as police officers on the frontline. The challenge is unique. The environment is fast-paced. If you care about making society better, apply for Police Now’s two-year national graduate leadership programme.

Join us. Change the story.


Tagged: Careers

You could Teach English in China!

October 9, 2017

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.

TEIC have a number of free presentations coming up for you to ask question and find out how to get involved.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Pizza & Pop with Admiral Insurance - Finding out about the Graduate Programme

October 9, 2017

Admiral Logo Come and join Admiral at this event where they will be talking about their Graduate programme and other opportunities.


About the Core Graduate Programme:

For our core graduate programme we’re looking for ambitious and enthusiastic graduates with a work-hard, play-hard mentality and the drive to succeed, who are keen to join the fast paced world of financial services at our Cardiff based headquarters.

Tagged: Careers Employability

JET : Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme (Cardiff & Newport)

October 9, 2017

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is an official Japanese Government scheme, which sends graduates to Japan in order to improve foreign language teaching in Japanese schools and to promote international understanding at a grass-roots level. Now in its 30th year, the programme has placed over 10,000 UK graduates in positions throughout Japan.

This presentation aims to provide graduates with an understanding of the programme’s opportunities and to ensure that they are fully prepared to begin the application process.

Topics covered include: The History of the JET Programme, Application Timeline and Eligibility, Rewards and Benefits and Life after JET.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Cardiff Autumn Careers Fair this week - USW students welcome!

October 9, 2017

USW students are invited to attend Cardiff University’s Autumn Fair.

This fair is a great opportunity for you to:

- Meet over 60 Student and Graduate Recruiters, Careers & Employability and GO Wales.
– Talk face-to-face with recruiters – ask questions, gain information and advice that may not be available on their website.
– Get ideas and information on what you can do with your degree.
– Find out about the jobs, postgraduate study and time-out opportunities available to you.
– Pick up information, hints and tips from our Careers Team.
– Attend Talks that will help your with your career planning and job applications.

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

Volunteer on the Students' Union Board of Trustees

October 10, 2017

USWSU logo Isn’t it time you gave something back?

Students’ Unions across the UK are looking for talented, passionate professionals to volunteer on their Boards as Trustees. Students’ Unions need your skills and experience to grow and develop as organisations, transforming the next generation of students.

No Ordinary Charity

Students’ Unions are exciting and interesting places to be a trustee. There’s one in almost every UK University, and if leading an organisation which is membership driven, political, vibrant and full of young people who are working hard to deliver change for their members is something that appeals to you then you should consider becoming a trustee in one.

Tagged: Careers Employability Volunteering

Future Legal Mind - Win £5000 plus a chance to work at a top UK Law firm!

October 10, 2017

Future Legal Mind Work experience at a top UK law firm and £5,000 in prize money is on offer in this national award for UK resident law students.

The 4th Future Legal Mind Award opens for entries this week, offering UK law undergraduates the chance to win £5,000 and a valuable work placement.

The award, sponsored by National Accident Helpline, offers the country’s brightest legal minds a head start in the highly competitive legal industry.

Last year’s Future Legal Mind Award winner, Hana Kapadia, said: “Winning the competition will undoubtedly provide a huge boost to my CV, and is a huge aid financially, giving me a sense of security towards funding my studies. I would definitely recommend entering the Future Legal Mind Award 2018.”

Entrants are required to submit an original essay on a specific subject relevant to today’s legal profession.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Develop a game this Autumn! - Appening Rhondda Game Jam

October 10, 2017

Appening Rhondda So, what are you going to do this Autumn? Sit around all day playing games… Just like everyone else?
Or maybe you’d rather make a game working with professional developers just down the road.

Are you interested in working with an award-winning app development team to create a new mobile app or game?

As you can imagine, this opportunity is unique and therefor highly popular. We can’t guarantee everyone a space, so please take time to complete the form as best you can. We are looking for young people with a real interest in technology development.

Tagged: Careers Employability

Careers in Aerospace LIVE 2017

October 11, 2017

The Royal Aeronautical Society’s Autumn recruitment fair, now entering its 12th year, brings together our strong industry partnerships and thriving network of members, from students and graduates seeking apprenticeships and graduate employment, to experienced professionals and service leavers looking to make their next career move.

The event takes place 10 November 2017
No.4 Hamilton Place, London

Morning Session – 10:00 – 12:45
Afternoon Session – 13:00 -15:45

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

Engineering & Technology Careers Fair 2017

October 11, 2017

Equal Engineers logo Students & Graduates are invited to this EqualEngineers Careers Fair 10am to 5pm, Saturday 11th November 2017, Millennium Point, Birmingham

  • 50+ companies in attendance
  • Graduate, student placement and internship opportunities
  • Focus on under-represented groups: female, ethnic minority, LGBT+, disabled
  • Insight seminars with positive role models
  • CV & application workshops
  • Interview skills sessions and psychometric test practices

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

Getting into Teaching Week - Applying for a PGCE in primary, secondary or further education

October 11, 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

Christmas Seasonal Jobs - Time to start applying!

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

70 Leading Employers Confirmed for the Opportunities Fair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get prepared for the Opportunities Fair

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

USW Biggest Work Experience & Volunteering Fair next week!

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

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

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

Thousands of jobs on UniLife Connect

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

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

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

Win a £50 Amazon Voucher by finding out how career ready you are!

October 23, 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

Looking for an exciting and rewarding Graduate Scheme where you can have a real impact protecting the nation? MI5 Grad Schemes are now open!

October 23, 2017

If you think you can help safeguard our nation’s security from threats such as terrorism, espionage and cyber-attacks, MI5 have a number of graduate development programmes that might be for you.


Intelligence Officer Development Programme – aspire for something exciting, rewarding and impactful
The Intelligence Officer Development Programme is designed to help you learn about MI5 investigations before you lead them. And you’ll get the ultimate insight into international events and help change them for the better.

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

BBC Software Engineering Graduate Trainee Scheme

October 23, 2017

About the scheme

To get the most from your career you need the very best opportunities and the BBC Software Engineering Graduate Scheme offers just that. This popular scheme, now in its seventh successful year, offers the chance to do something genuinely special: make things that are enjoyed by millions. Almost everyone in the UK spends time with BBC content each week and it feels great to be part of something that reaches so many people.

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

USA SummerCamp Presentation (Cardiff & Treforest)

October 26, 2017

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

Deloitte, Financial Crime Operations – Analyst, FTC - 6 months

October 30, 2017

What impact will you make?

The Opportunity

The Financial Crime Operations Team provides a wide range of financial crime operational services to clients, including but not limited to customer on-boarding, remediation and refresh, transaction monitoring and sanctions screening.

We are looking to recruit several Financial Crime Analysts to support the growth of the team and the build-up of our external offering.

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

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

October 31, 2017

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

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

Employers Want to Meet Creative Industries Students at the Opportunities Fair

October 30, 2017


Your invitation to meet to meet 70+ top recruiters with graduate jobs and placements

The 2017 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever! We have over 70 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors. At the fair will be lots of fantastic recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, with most employers having opportunities which are open to students from any subject area.

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

Meet Engineering Employers at the Opportunities Fair

October 30, 2017


Your invitation to meet to meet top engineering recruiters with graduate jobs and placements

The 2017 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever! We have over 70 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors. At the fair will be lots of fantastic engineering recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, including:

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

Meet Social Science Employers at the Opportunities Fair

October 30, 2017


Your invitation to meet to meet social science recruiters with graduate jobs and placements

The 2017 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever! We have over 70 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors. At the fair will be lots of fantastic social sciences recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, including:

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs Placements

Meet Humanities Employers at the Opportunities Fair

October 30, 2017


Your invitation to meet to meet humanities recruiters with graduate jobs and placements

The 2017 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever! We have over 70 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors. At the fair will be lots of fantastic humanities recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, including:

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

Meet Maths Employers at the Opportunities Fair

October 30, 2017


Your invitation to meet to meet maths recruiters with graduate jobs and placements

The 2017 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever! We have over 70 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors. At the fair will be lots of fantastic maths recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, including:

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs

Meet Accountancy & Finance Employers at the Opportunities Fair

October 30, 2017


Your invitation to meet to meet Accountancy & Finance recruiters with graduate jobs and placements

The 2017 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever! We have over 70 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors. At the fair will be lots of fantastic engineering recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, including:

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs Placements

Meet Business Employers at the Opportunities Fair

October 30, 2017


Your invitation to meet to meet business recruiters with graduate jobs and placements

The 2017 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever! We have over 70 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors. At the fair will be lots of fantastic business recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, including:

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs Placements

Meet IT Employers at the Opportunities Fair

October 30, 2017


Your invitation to meet to meet 70+ top recruiters with graduate jobs and placements

The 2017 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever! We have over 70 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors. At the fair will be lots of fantastic IT recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, including:

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs Placements

Meet Law Firms at the Opportunities Fair

October 30, 2017


Your invitation to meet to meet top law recruiters with graduate jobs and placements

he 2017 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever! We have over 70 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors. At the fair will be lots of fantastic law recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, including:

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs Placements

Meet Science Employers at the Opportunities Fair

October 30, 2017


Your invitation to meet to meet top science recruiters with graduate jobs and placements

The 2017 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever! We have over 70 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors. At the fair will be lots of fantastic science recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, including:

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs Placements

Meet Sport Employers at the Opportunities Fair

October 30, 2017


Your invitation to meet to meet sport recruiters with graduate jobs and placements

The 2017 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever! We have over 70 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors. At the fair will be lots of fantastic sport recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, including:

Tagged: Careers Employability Jobs Placements