All News tagged with 'careers'

7 Days to Go! - Job deadlines coming up..

July 25, 2018

Don’t miss out on these jobs that have closing dates coming up within the next seven days.
Select from Graduate, Placement, Part-time and Volunteering positions.

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Become the Freelance TR USW Legal Student Rep for 18/19 - Hurry its closes 16th July!

July 10, 2018


JOIN OUR #FUTURELEGALLEGENDS

Become the freelance TR legal student representative at USW for the 2018/19 academic year.

What will you be doing?

  • Encouraging more effective use of Thomson Reuters legal services such as Westlaw UK, eBooks and legal know-how
  • Running and promoting training sessions and competitions
  • Working with Thomson Reuters, Law Librarians and other key members of staff to schedule hands-on training sessions on campus at your institution

Campus Life Coordinator – 10 month Placement

July 9, 2018

As part of an exciting new development the University of South Wales is looking to recruit seven Campus Life Coordinators as student placements to work alongside Student Services and Accommodation Services Teams. One will be based at Cardiff Campus, one at Newport Campus and five at Treforest Campus.

Next Generation Award

July 3, 2018

Aged between 17 and 25 and want to kick-start your career in the automotive industry?

Come up with a problem-solving idea or innovation that will improve the UK automotive business and you could win £8000 plus a five-month work experience placement at Horiba Mira, Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren Automotive, Nissan and Toyota.

Come and Volunteer at the OVO Energy Tour of Britain in Wales

June 26, 2018

We are looking for volunteers to come and be part of our team to help with the Grand Depart of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Sunday 2nd September in South Wales.

Volunteering opportunities are available in several different parts of the race. The start and finish crews have positions with their hospitality & branding teams as well as the 3 Sprints and 3 King of the Mountain points on the course.

Airbus Innovation Pitch Deadline Extended to 2nd July

June 25, 2018

Date Thursday 19th July 2018
Location Farnborough International Airshow 2018

We’re looking for people who like to challenge the norm and think outside the box.

Our Airbus Innovation Pitch at Farnborough International Airshow on 19th July, will give you the chance to nurture your ideas, especially for innovating new platforms, products and services for the aviation industry. Whether it’s for enhanced air traffic control operation, improving flight efficiency, boosting passenger safety and security or smarter travel applications – in all areas of civil and military aviation, harness your ideas, taking advantage of the plethora of technologies and digitalisation opportunities.

Welsh Goverment Finance Graduate Trainee Scheme

June 21, 2018

Welsh Government is offering a fully-funded development programme, leading to professional qualification through the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA). Providing an opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled group of financial professionals in the public sector where the chance to develop skills and knowledge is excellent.

Finance within Welsh Government is responsible for the delivery of Finance and Accounting Services, including advice on complex accounting matters, the handling of high profile financial issues, and the preparation of Financial accounts both at Department and on a consolidated basis.

Deadline approaching!!! USW Graduate Programme 2018/19

June 19, 2018

The University has a number of exciting opportunities available to students graduating from undergraduate and postgraduate studies (and those recently qualified). Qualifications must be those awarded by the University of South Wales.

Placements will be for up to 11 months working on a project that will stimulate and challenge individuals.

Closing soon! Companies House Digital Services Graduate Programme

June 15, 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen for highly motivated graduates to join our Digital Services Team within Companies House in Cardiff. The programme runs for 24 months and will start in September 2018. You will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of the Government Digital transformation and to develop our services to meet the ever changing demands of the UK’s business landscape.

Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme

June 7, 2018

Unique to Wales, this innovative, new programme is managed by the Welsh Contact Centre Forum and delivered by global employers and academia in partnership with the Office for National Statistics.

Alongside structured training and development whilst having a mentor, you will study for a part-time, fully funded MSc in Data Science, designed by employers. The qualification is designed to enable and reinforce application of knowledge through work based projects and a final research project.

We are seeking 25 talented and highly motivated graduates with a minimum of a 2.1 degree in science, technology, engineering, statistics, mathematics or similar technical discipline, to join the programme on 1/10/18.

Applications are invited for a Trainee Clinical Scientist in Genomics, NHS Wales

June 6, 2018

Exciting opportunity to use your science degree for patient and public benefit

Applications are invited for a Trainee Clinical Scientist (Band 6) in Genomics for the All Wales Genetic Laboratory, based in the Institute of Medical Genetics which includes the All Wales Clinical Genetics Service and Academic Genetic laboratories (School of Medicine) and Wales Gene Park.

The All Wales Genetics Laboratory is a partner of the All Wales Medical Genetic Services (AWMGS, hosted by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board). Together with Cardiff University, Wales Gene Park and the Welsh Government they are working to deliver the Welsh Government Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy for patients within Wales. This is a highly exciting and innovative strategy with opportunities for staff, healthcare professionals across Wales, patients and the public.

Online Engineering & Technology Careers Fair Summer 2018

June 4, 2018

Welcome to the first EqualEngineers Online Careers Fair Summer 2018. We connect inclusive employers with diverse talent in engineering and technology. Our exhibitors are committed to improving the diversity of our industry and are looking for people from all backgrounds for opportunities including:

Want a career in TV in Cardiff?

May 30, 2018

Channel 4 has reopened applications for the Production Training Scheme for those interested in working in Cardiff

The Channel 4 Production Training Scheme is for entry-level talent who want to break into the media industry and are passionate about making television programmes.

7 Days to Go! - Job deadlines coming up..

May 25, 2018

Don’t miss out on these jobs that have closing dates coming up within the next seven days.
Select from Graduate, Placement, Part-time and Volunteering positions.

Graduate

Last Chance to Apply for the Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Graduate Programme - Closing Date 1 June

May 25, 2018

This is an exciting and challenging time for Local Government as it seeks to continue to deliver high quality services at the same time as improved value for money. The role of local government in shaping the future of local communities will be more important than ever.

Working in Local Government offers some of the toughest and most intellectually stimulating challenges, as we provide services that affect thousands of lives in many different ways.

The Council is once again recruiingt to its Graduate Programme, which runs every two years, and offers a vibrant environment in which to learn new and transferable skills, meet people from a range of backgrounds and develop a professional career.

Are you ready for life after USW?

May 22, 2018

GO Wales banner GO Wales We are excited to announce that we have an additional speaker for this Thursday’s event which will now also include information about the Change 100 Programme

So, if you are a final year student and looking for work experience or need advice about getting a job, come and join us.

Hurry! GO Wales can only accept final year students who have signed up for the programme by the end of May.

USW Graduate Programme 2018/19 is open for applications!

May 22, 2018

The University has a number of exciting opportunities available to students graduating from undergraduate and postgraduate studies (and those recently qualified). Qualifications must be those awarded by the University of South Wales.

Placements will be for up to 11 months working on a project that will stimulate and challenge individuals.

GoCompare Internship Opportunity

May 18, 2018

Are you from an educational background within a STEM focused subject? Want to gain valuable experience towards a career in Data Science?

If you’re looking to undertake a 2018 paid full time or part time summer internship and start your career with one of the most iconic brands in the country, then this is the opportunity for you! You could be using cutting edge technology and working alongside some of the most innovative minds in the industry. What’s not to like?!

GoCompare is leading the change in turning south Wales into a Data Science powerhouse. Building upon our worldclass engineering, we’re transitioning from operating solely as a price comparison site to a consumer champion, finding savings everywhere for our customers. That’s no easy feat but we’re determined to do it.

To get there, we need to improve our capability in Data Science. We’re committed to doing that right here in Wales, and are working with exceptional internal talent and teams, to recruit, mentor and provide invaluable working experience with the best in the Data Science field.

Thousands of jobs on UniLife Connect - Your University Job Board

May 15, 2018

If you are in your final year thinking about what to do after your exams, 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:

Would you like experience interviewing Cricket World Cup volunteers?

May 11, 2018

CWC Volunteer Interviewers Wanted!

The Cricket World Cup Organising Committee has an exciting opportunity for students to support the recruitment of the volunteer team (World Cup Cricketeers) for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

You will receive:

  • Training for interview facilitation and 1-1 interviews
  • Tournament branded kit
  • Experience in the delivery team of an international event
  • Refreshments
  • Great event experience to enhance your CV and employability

Various locations and dates are available including Cardiff on 13 and 14 July and Bristol on 7 and 8 October.

Graduate Outcomes

May 9, 2018

About to graduate, have you heard about the new national graduate survey?

A new national survey capturing the activities and perspectives of graduates is launching at the end of the year. The responses to this Graduate Outcomes survey will be crucial in allowing current and future students to make informed choices and in helping us to evaluate and promote our courses.

Graduates will be contacted around 15 months after graduation to take part. To support the survey, the university is required to hold accurate contact details for you, including a personal email address, at least one telephone number, and a postal address (this can be a parental/guardian address).

USW Careers has the tools to help you get a great job!

May 8, 2018

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.

DMA Talent: Student Marketing Competition and Summer School

May 8, 2018

Student Marketing Competition 2018

The 2018 student competition brief is provided by Royal Mail. Your challenge is to increase direct mail usage amongst a young audience in a b2b capacity.

Entries are open to students at any stage of their course; teams must be between 3-6 people. 

Submit your entry here

Deadline: 25 May


DMA Talent: Summer School 2018

It’s the choices you make that will take you where you want to be – apply now for your opportunity to be part of the DMA Talent: Summer school class of 2018.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Graduate Programme - USW Graduate Case Studies

May 1, 2018

This is an exciting and challenging time for Local Government as it seeks to continue to deliver high quality services at the same time as improved value for money. The role of local government in shaping the future of local communities will be more important than ever.

Working in Local Government offers some of the toughest and most intellectually stimulating challenges, as we provide services that affect thousands of lives in many different ways.

The Council is once again preparing to recruit to its Graduate Programme, which runs every two years, and offers a vibrant environment in which to learn new and transferable skills, meet people from a range of backgrounds and develop a professional career.

Read about the success of University of South Wales Graduates and their experience on the Graduate Scheme.

Lewis Jones – Graduate Officer – Building Surveyor

Jessica Allen – Past Graduate Officer now Head of Service for Attendance and Wellbeing

Cardiff Processions 2018 - Volunteer Role Offer

April 27, 2018

PROCESSIONS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in a mass participation artwork to celebrate one hundred years of votes for women.

In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave the first British women the right to vote and stand for public office. One hundred years on, we are inviting women* and girls across the UK to come and mark this historic moment as part of a living portrait of women in the 21st Century.

On Sunday 10th of June, women and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London will walk together as part of this celebratory mass participation artwork. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the PROCESSIONS will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets.

For the Cardiff Procession we are looking to recruit 100 volunteers to assist with assembling the parade; issuing the scarves that each woman/child will wear to represent the colours of the Suffragette’s and to provide information and assistance to the participants.

Date: Sunday 10th June 2018
Time: 10am – 6pm
Voluntary – lunch provided, and you will be given a souvenir t-shirt.

This role is open to both women and men.

The Big Grad Fair this Friday in Cardiff

April 26, 2018

The Big Grad Fair is taking place this Friday with over 50 top graduate employers based both in South Wales and throughout the UK attending.

The fair will be open between 11am and 3pm in the Great Hall, Cardiff University Student Union on Park Place, with USW students invited to attend.

From big name brands to niche local businesses there will be opportunities on offer to suit everyone.

If you’re in your final year, this is a great opportunity to meet with employers before you graduate.

For first and second year students, it’s your perfect chance to line up some summer work experience, and find out all about graduate schemes before applications open later in the year.

Police Student Volunteering scheme recruiting now!

April 24, 2018

Volunteer with South Wales Police on exciting operations and events!

The Police Student Volunteering scheme was set up to help South Wales Police carry out various crime prevention campaigns and high visibility patrols. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into what it’s like to be part of South Wales Police.

This project is a partnership between SVC, South Wales Police, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of South Wales and their Students’ Unions and Cardiff Volunteering.

Final year students are you ready for life after USW?

April 20, 2018

GO Wales banner Final Year Students are you ready for life after USW?

If you have answered no to this question and you have:

  • A disability (including physical disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, mental ill health and learning disabilities such as dyslexia)
  • A health condition that may affect your work

Come and find out what employment support you can get now and after you graduate

YHA Summer Camps

April 19, 2018

YHA are visiting USW on Tuesday 24th April and will have a stand in the Treforest Library 11am to 3pm to promote their volunteering opportunities at their summer camps.

Camps take place in July and August at YHA’s Edale and National Forest in Derbyshire, YHA Coalbrookdale in Shropshire and YHA St Briavels Castle in Gloucestershire.

Pizza & Pop with Instana - Find out about their graduate opportunities

April 18, 2018

Event Date April 23, 2018 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location – Room TC104, Ty Crawshay, Treforest

Instana are visiting to promote their graduate opportunities:

As the leading provider of Application Performance Management (APM) solutions for containers, microservices, and distributed applications, Instana applies automation and artificial intelligence to deliver the visibility needed to effectively manage the performance of today’s dynamic applications across the DevOps lifecycle.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Graduate Programme Open for Applications

April 10, 2018

This is an exciting and challenging time for Local Government as it seeks to continue to deliver high quality services at the same time as improved value for money. The role of local government in shaping the future of local communities will be more important than ever.

Working in Local Government offers some of the toughest and most intellectually stimulating challenges, as we provide services that affect thousands of lives in many different ways.

The Council is once again preparing to recruit to its Graduate Programme, which runs every two years, and offers a vibrant environment in which to learn new and transferable skills, meet people from a range of backgrounds and develop a professional career.

Exciting opportunity to work as a Brexit Intern!

April 9, 2018

Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs (EPRA) are offering exciting paid internship opportunities for university undergraduates, graduates or post graduates to work on different subject areas to help the Welsh Government ensure Brexit is delivered effectively for Wales.

These roles provide opportunities to work at the heart of a challenging and fast moving environment which is helping to ensure that the people of Wales get the best deal once the UK leaves the EU.

There will be a wide range of roles, which will link to energy, planning and rural affairs policy teams and will enable individuals to gain practical, paid work experience in Welsh Government with involvement in high profile work around Brexit and its impact for Wales.

UK Challenge 2018 - USW Student Marshals. We Need You!

April 4, 2018

Wales, 5th – 8th July 2018: We Need You!

The country’s leading team development event. 3 days of physical and mental team challenges ranging from running and canoeing to anagrams and riddles, will test every core skill you have spent your careers & lives perfecting; fitness is not enough, you will need patience, strategy, humility, leadership, intelligence, compassion but most of all teamwork.

Taking place this July, the event has already confirmed 85 teams including Accenture, Adidas, Airbus, CGI, Clinigen, Investec, JLR, Manchester City FC, Mitre Group, PwC, RAF, Scottish Power, Tesco, T-Systems and Waitrose. The University of South Wales’ Treforest facilities will form the residential ‘base camp’ welcoming around 650 attendees in total, with epic challenges at external stage venues across the region.

We are now looking for Marshals to support the UK Challenge Team and experience this incredible event from the inside! The volunteers will be required on site from the afternoon of Wednesday 4th July until the afternoon of Sunday 8th July 2018, in very hands on roles, dealing with confidential information. In return, marshals will receive payment of circa £180, on site (single ensuite) accommodation for the duration, all meals, full event kit, the opportunity to gain experience and network, as well as an invitation to the Gala Party on the Saturday evening.

Join us for our Data Science Showcase 2018

March 27, 2018

You’re invited to the University of South Wales’s Data Science Showcase on Wednesday 18 April 2018 for a series of talks and workshops dedicated to the emerging field of data science.

The showcase is ideal for industry professionals and organisations who want to explore and discuss opportunities to engage with higher education. Delegates will see first-hand the latest data science applications and techniques used to drive business success.

Got a business idea? USW Freelancers Academy opens TODAY!

March 26, 2018

Applications now closed

USW Freelancers Academy 4-8 June 2018

Got a business idea? The USW Freelancers Academy takes students through the steps needed to get their business idea off the ground. The USW Freelancers Academy is an annual event that takes place over 1 week. This year it has been scheduled to run between the 4-8 June. There are a maximum of 30 spaces available.

Students need to complete a short application in English or Welsh stating why they want to attend. The week will cover all the basics of business plans, marketing, networking and getting yourself out there, the week is designed to help entrepreneurial students and graduates move into the world of self-employment.

Mentoring will be available to all participants and the week will culminate in the a chance to pitch for up to £1000 of funding!.

Winners of Accomplished Entrepreneur Award 2017, Jones Millbank, tell us about their successful business

March 21, 2018

JonesMillbank Russell and Adam both graduated from the University of South Wales in 2008, with BA Hons degrees in Film and Video, and Documentary Film and Television, respectively. On graduating they set up Ido Wedding Films, a company which is still running today. They also worked on other small projects and held separate jobs until 2011 when they came together properly to launch JonesMillbank, a film and photography company based in Bristol, specifically serving the corporate sector.

The company has a simple ethos at its heart; to create warm, honest, human-led films that are more effective as a result. The inspiration for the business was the absence of this ethos in most other work that they saw. Adam says, “We also enjoy, more than anything, telling stories; it’s so inspirational to bring a tale to life through film and photography.”

The Big Grad Fair

March 20, 2018

Event Date April 27, 2018 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location – The Great Hall, Cardiff SU Park Place, CF10 3QN Cardiff

The Big Grad Fair will play host to over 50 top graduate employers based both in South Wales and throughout the UK.

From big name brands to niche local businesses there will be opportunities on offer to suit everyone.

If you’re in your final year, this is your LAST big opportunity to meet with employers before you graduate.

If you’re a first or second year, this is your perfect chance to line up some summer work experience, and find out all about graduate schemes before applications open later in the year.

Pizza & Pop with Instana - Find out about their graduate opportunities

March 20, 2018

Event Date April 23, 2018 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location – Room TC104, Ty Crawshay, Treforest

Instana are visiting to promote their graduate opportunities:

As the leading provider of Application Performance Management (APM) solutions for containers, microservices, and distributed applications, Instana applies automation and artificial intelligence to deliver the visibility needed to effectively manage the performance of today’s dynamic applications across the DevOps lifecycle.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Graduate jobs available soon - Set up an alert!

March 20, 2018

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Graduate Scheme positions will be release soon.

We’ve had a sneak peak as to what to expect:

  • Legal Services
  • Civil Engineering
  • Accountancy
  • ICT (2)
  • Adult Social Services
  • Projects
  • Also a range of Apprenticeship Programmes

The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition

March 14, 2018

Event date: 20 & 21 April 2018 – NEC, Birmingham

Meet the top engineering and construction companies with vacancies across a range of sectors, stretching from early careers to experienced professionals. You will also benefit from expert advice and employability workshops designed to help you further your career.

This year’s Emerging Entrepreneur Award nominations are open! Take a look at last year's winner

March 13, 2018

Fran Kelly Fran Kelly – Frankly Materials Ltd
Winner of 2017 USW Emerging Entrepreneur Award

Fran graduated from the MA Art Practice (Art, Health and Wellbeing) course in December 2016. She developed the idea for Frankly Materials Ltd, a company that supplies props/special effects construction materials to the film, theatre and television industries, while undertaking the Professional Practice module.

Having previously studied and worked as a prop maker in London, Fran noticed a gap in the market for a local materials supplier when she relocated back to South Wales. Knowing she could fill this gap, and be better than its competitors, she was inspired to set up her business.

Computer students : Alert Logic presentation, Treforest, this Wednesday!

March 13, 2018

Alert Logic is the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for cloud, hybrid and on premises data centre infrastructure. Fully managed by a team of experts, the Alert Logic product suite delivers the deep security insight and continuous protection needed to protect a company’s most sensitive data.

Alert Logic provides 24×7 network, system and application protection for over 4,000 organizations worldwide. With a European HQ in Cardiff, Alert Logic employs over 150 highly skilled people in the UK including Security Analysts, Software Engineers, UX Designers, and Technical Product Specialists.

Year out placements & graduate vacancies with Aldi - Presentation & Info Stand this week!

March 12, 2018

Join Aldi for an information stand and presentation in Treforest, Library, to find out about their Industrial Placement (£25K) and Area Manager Graduate Scheme (£44K)

They offer Industrial Placement Schemes across General Management, Buying, eCommerce and IT. Students can gain valuable experience and be better placed for advancement onto our Area Manager Programme – the Industrial Placement pays a salary of £25k.

Their Area Manager Graduate Scheme pays a starting salary of £44K and offers lots of responsibility very quickly.

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.

Huge business event happening at USW this week!

March 12, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the ONS will be attending Commercial Futures. ONS will be joining Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Tenovus Cancer Care Proxima, on the career panel.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet with employers to talk about the range of opportunities available across the Commercial Sector.

Do you have any disabilities or have a health condition? Do you have care responsibilities? Free careers and employment support event!

March 12, 2018

Graduating this year? Would you like to know more about careers and employment support now and after USW?

GO Wales banner We are running an information event for anyone who has a disability (for example; physical disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, mental ill health and learning disabilities such as dyslexia); work limiting health condition; caring responsibilities (including childcare) or are a care leaver and wants to find out about careers and employment support.

This one hour session will give you:

• An overview of services offered by Jobcentre Plus
• Information about disclosing a disability or health condition to an employer
• Help identifying ‘equality friendly’ employers
• Information about support available from USW Careers and Employability Service
• An insight into how GO Wales may be able to support you to get work experience now or after exams

NFU Mutual Presentation & Information Stand - Graduate Opportunities (Treforest - re-scheduled)

March 8, 2018

On Tuesday 13th March 2018, NFU Mutual will be visiting University of South Wales to promote their 2018 Graduate Scheme.

They will have a presentation at 1pm in Room B011, Brecon Building, to promote their graduate opportunities.

They are bringing recent graduates who are currently on their graduate programme to share an insight into their experiences:

- The application process to get on scheme; in particular assessment centres and tips for doing well

- Their experience of the first few weeks on the scheme; tips on what to prepare and think about in those early stages. Plus some tips on personal branding

- Their experiences and development whilst on the scheme and what to think about when considering your personal development.

Commercial Futures Conference | Ever considered what jobs might be out there for you in the Commercial Business Sector?

March 7, 2018

Come along to Commercial Futures on Thursday 15th March where a range of employers will be on hand to talk to you about the range of opportunities available across the Commercial Sector. Many of these organisations recruit graduates from any degree discipline, including the arts and humanities. Our expert panel will be on hand to tell you exactly the skills and experience they are looking for and how to get your career started.

How will this event help you?

  • Network with local and national employers, expand your network and explore opportunities in different sectors.
  • Gain insight, find out from professionals about their jobs, roles, and their experience of the industry and gain commercial awareness
  • Increase your confidence, approaching and talking to professionals and businesses
  • Develop your skills, practice your networking technique with professionals, asking smart questions and selling yourself

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Graduate Scheme 2018 - Presentation this Thursday

March 6, 2018

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will be visiting University of South Wales this Thursday (8th March) to promote their 2018 Graduate Scheme.

Officers from the Council’s Employment, Education & Training Team will be delivering a brief presentation on the Scheme’s background, this year’s opportunities, the application process and what to expect as a graduate in large, diverse and forward-thinking local authority. They will also be on-hand after the presentation to answer any questions you may have. The presentation will take place in the Treforest Library Training Room between 12-1PM.

Are you ready for life after USW?

March 6, 2018

Graduating this year? Would you like to know more about careers and employment support now and after USW?

GO Wales banner We are running an information event for anyone who has a disability (for example; physical disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, mental ill health and learning disabilities such as dyslexia); work limiting health condition; caring responsibilities (including childcare) or are a care leaver and wants to find out about careers and employment support.

This one hour session will give you:

• An overview of services offered by Jobcentre Plus
• Information about disclosing a disability or health condition to an employer
• Help identifying ‘equality friendly’ employers
• Information about support available from USW Careers and Employability Service
• An insight into how GO Wales may be able to support you to get work experience now or after exams

< Tech / Futures > Not just for computing students!

March 5, 2018


The Tech Sector has opportunities for graduates of any degree subject, and that’s why this event is open to everybody, not just computing students!

Our keynote speaker at < Tech Futures >, Joel Grundy, originally graduated with a politics degree, come and hear about the many ways you can forge a career in Tech with or without a technology degree!

We have panelists from BT, Alert Logic, Inspiritec, Lexis Nexis and Unity. And we are giving you the chance to both learn from and engage directly with people who are forging their way in the sector and are able to show you how to take those first steps in the sector.

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water visit to Glyntaff cancelled due to the adverse weather

March 5, 2018

Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water

Unfortunately due to the adverse weather conditions Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water have been forced to cancel their planned visit to Glyntaff tomorrow. They have suffered a large number of burst water mains as the ice and snow melts and all staff are required to support returning normal services to customers.

Careers events this week

March 5, 2018

What's Happening? Good morning! There are loads of careers events event going on across all of USW this week.

Take a look below and see if something catches your eye:

< Tech / Futures > Get an insight into careers in the Tech Sector

March 2, 2018

The explosive job growth of the information technology industry began just about two decades ago, and it has barely slowed down since. While the “dot bomb era” of the late 1990s through the early 2000s did its fair share of damage, the more recent recession that started in December of 2007 and ended in June of 2009 barely even slowed it down.

As interesting as it is to look at the past, however, learning about the future health of this industry is much more important to people considering an information technology job.

And that is exactly what USW Careers offers you the chance to do next Wednesday 7th March.

We have a keynote speaker from Thales, renowned for their high technology solutions in Aerospace, Defence, Security, Ground Transportation and Space.

We have panelists from BT, Alert Logic, Inspiritec, Lexis Nexis and Unity. And we are giving you the chance to both learn from and engage directly with people who are forging their way in the sector and are able to show you how to take those first steps in the sector.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Graduate Scheme 2018

March 1, 2018

On 8th March 2018, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will be visiting University of South Wales to promote their 2018 Graduate Scheme.

Officers from the Council’s Employment, Education & Training Team will be delivering a brief presentation on the Scheme’s background, this year’s opportunities, the application process and what to expect as a graduate in large, diverse and forward-thinking local authority. They will also be on-hand after the presentation to answer any questions you may have. The presentation will take place in the Treforest Library Training Room between 12-1PM.

Volunteer in the Cook Islands and Fiji with Travel Teacher (Treforest & Cardiff)

March 1, 2018

Travel Teacher makes volunteering abroad more ethical, meaningful and educational, we want travel to change you in ways that you have never imagined. Volunteering with Travel Teacher is just about the most inspiring thing you could do. Experience island life and make a difference to children and communities living in hardship.

Aside from making a difference, you’ll have the biggest, most rewarding adventure of your life. Volunteer in Fiji and The Cook Islands.

Welsh Water Graduate Programme presentation - Get insight into these great opportunities!

February 28, 2018

Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water are recruiting for their graduate programme and have opportunities for graduates with degrees in a wide range of subject areas. They are coming on campus to host a presentation and information stand.

We are looking for business minded, innovative, driven and above all talented individuals who aspire to be our leaders of the future.
Our fast paced programme will ensure that no two days are the same and will provide a safe yet challenging learning environment to develop your knowledge, skills and experience. Honing and developing your natural leadership and management ability.

Aldi presentation & information stand - year out placements & graduate vacancies

February 28, 2018

Join Aldi for an information stand and presentation in Treforest, Library, to find out about their Industrial Placement (£25K) and Area Manager Graduate Scheme (£44K)

They offer Industrial Placement Schemes across General Management, Buying, eCommerce and IT. Students can gain valuable experience and be better placed for advancement onto our Area Manager Programme – the Industrial Placement pays a salary of £25k.

Their Area Manager Graduate Scheme pays a starting salary of £44K and offers lots of responsibility very quickly.

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.

NFU Mutual Presentation & Information Stand - Graduate Opportunities

February 28, 2018

On Monday 5th March 2018, NFU Mutual will be visiting University of South Wales to promote their 2018 Graduate Scheme.

They will have a presentation at 12pm in the Training Room, Treforest Library, to promote their graduate opportunities.

They are bringing recent graduates who are currently on their graduate programme to share an insight into their experiences:

- The application process to get on scheme; in particular assessment centres and tips for doing well

- Their experience of the first few weeks on the scheme; tips on what to prepare and think about in those early stages. Plus some tips on personal branding

- Their experiences and development whilst on the scheme and what to think about when considering your personal development.

Trainee Clinical Scientists

February 28, 2018

Exciting opportunities to use your science degree for patient and public benefit

Healthcare science is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas to work in. Join a unique team who are inspired to apply their exceptional scientific knowledge and skills to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and the rehabilitation of patients.

Earn a competitive salary and gain a masters degree through a 3 year, full-time, nationally recognised training programme

19 healthcare scientists positions available across the following areas:

  • Audiology
  • Cardiac Sciences
  • Clinical Bioinformatics – Genomics
  • Genomics
  • Health Informatics
  • Neurophysiology
  • Medical Physics
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Microbiology

The Trainee Clinical Scientist will be employed by the host department for a fixed term of three years. During this time they will work through a programme of learning which will initially comprise of three months in four rotations, one of which will be the specialism. This specialism will subsequently be pursued for the remainder of the work-based programme.

ESTnetNG Tech Prize

February 27, 2018

The ESTnetNG Tech Prize aims to help young people who have shown outstanding commitment, enthusiasm and interest in the technology field to fulfill their talent and ambition.

The award is open individuals aged 16-24 who live, study or work in Wales and have a passion for technology.

The ESTnetNG Tech Prize is an award of £2,000 that could be used to:

  • Bring to life an idea you have for new technology product.
  • Contribute to the cost of an event or course that will enable you to pursue and enhance your learning.
  • Help to grow a tech-related business that you have already started.

The winner will be awarded with their Prize at the Wales Technology Awards, taking place on Thursday 3 May in Cardiff City Hall.

This weeks events from Careers!

February 26, 2018

What's Happening? Goo morning! Plenty of event going on across all of USW this week.

Take a look below and see if something catches your eye:

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

February 20, 2018

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.

7 Days to Go! - Job deadlines coming up..

February 20, 2018

Don’t miss out on these jobs that have closing dates coming up within the next seven days.
Select from Graduate, Placement, Part-time and Volunteering positions.

Graduate

Careers events this week!

February 19, 2018

What's Happening? Good day to you! Here’s a quick rundown of all the events we have going in on this week.

Take a look below and see if something catches you eye:

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

February 15, 2018

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 4 Young participation quintile’ you are from a low participation neighbourhood.

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

February 15, 2018

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.

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.“

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

February 15, 2018

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.

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

February 15, 2018

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?

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

February 15, 2018

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.

The Royal Mint - Insights Graduate

February 13, 2018

The Royal Mint has an exciting opportunity for an Insights Graduate to join our dynamic Insights team on a 12 month fixed term contract!

As an Insights Graduate you will be responsible for working within the business to support informed decision making. You will be a key part of the team that generates essential business intelligence about our customers to help us make decisions about the products and services we offer.

Within this role you will work closely with departments across the business to understand their customers, you will also provide insight and reports that deliver against the requirements of those customers.

Government Communication Service Internship

February 13, 2018

What is the Government Communication Service?

Chances are, government communicators are behind many of the news stories you have read, retweeted or blogged about today.

The Government Communication Service (GCS) is the professional body for UK Civil Service communications professionals. When you join the GCS you will quickly find that no two days – or hours – are ever the same. That’s because we’re a proactive and innovative team of diverse communications professionals who thrive on supporting the government across a huge spectrum of issues that affect public life.

Internship Outline

  • Duration: 6-12 weeks, with a possibility to extend depending on departments
  • Salary: £350 per week
  • Location: London-based, limited opportunities available for regional postings
  • Recruitment process: Written application form with CV, and telephone interview

Teach, Travel, Explore: Begin your career in Hong Kong with Chatteris International Graduate Programme (Newport & Cardiff)

February 12, 2018

A representative from the Chatteris Educational Foundation will be visiting campus to host an informative employer pop up session at Newport & Cardiff.

Chatteris is a charitable, non-profit organisation that has been supporting local schools in Hong Kong since 1990. The organisation aims to give all students an opportunity to learn English in a fun and interactive way, while promoting cultural exchange and developing young leaders with a global vision.

In keeping with their vision, a graduate programme was established to offer recent graduates a paid opportunity to experience a year of personal and professional development while teaching in Hong Kong.

Meet Harry on Monday 12th February to find out what it’s like to work in Hong Kong and how you can make a difference in the lives of Hong Kong students.

Volunteering Opportunities with UNA Exchange - Presentation & Information Stands (Newport, Cardiff & Treforest)

February 12, 2018

Join UNA Exchange at their presentation or information stand and find out how you could volunteer overseas.

For over forty years, the Cardiff-based charity, UNA Exchange has facilitated international volunteering opportunities to and from Wales. Through membership of international networks such as the Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations and the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service we connect volunteers with development projects around the world. Our volunteers develop a wealth of personal and professional skills, increasing employability, as well as making a positive impact in the communities they support and contributing to a globally responsible Wales.

Our volunteering abroad opportunities range from two weeks up to a full year starting at just £299 through support from Welsh Government and the European Commission.

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

February 12, 2018

The next BID (Bright Ideas Den) is taking place on Thursday 22 March 2018 at Treforest 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 12 noon on Friday 9 March 2018

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

Study and Work in China with Generation UK

February 8, 2018

Applications for the Generation UK – China internship programme are still open to students and graduates from universities in Wales and Northern Ireland

Spend two months this year interning in an industry of your choice in one of the world’s most fascinating countries! With six exciting locations and over 15 different industry sectors to choose from, whether that’s business, engineering, law, marketing, design etc., there’s a wealth of experience and adventure waiting at your feet!
Applications are still open to students and graduates from universities in Wales and Northern Ireland.

Have you ever wanted to have a career that makes a difference in society?

February 8, 2018

If you’ve answered yes to this question you should seriously consider applying to Charityworks.

Charityworks is a 12-month paid graduate scheme where you will deliver a full-time job in a partner non-profit organisation and take part in an acclaimed leadership development programme, introducing you to the tools you need to work and lead in the non-profit sector.

Charityworks have 140 places on the programme this year to start in September, and they are looking for talented graduates who are committed to help solve the UK’s most pressing social problems. Applications are closing on Wednesday 28th February 2018 so you have time left to complete an application.

Take action on climate change through entrepreneurship

February 8, 2018

Take action, join the Climate-KIC Journey: Europe’s largest summer school for climate innovation and entrepreneurship offers a unique combination of climate knowledge and hands-on business experience.

Join our growing global movement of climate innovators

The Journey brings together students and professionals from all over the world. From validating an idea to understanding the market, structuring a business, and building a team, Climate-KIC gears you up for the world of climate entrepreneurship. Get the tools to make an impact on the global effort to find solutions to climate change, and become an entrepreneur.

Quantum Advisory, financial services, open day (Cardiff)

February 8, 2018

Event Date: 20 March 2018

Would you like to know about working for a financial services consultancy?

Open days offer you a chance to visit Quantum Advisory’s Cardiff office and find out.

Quantum Advisory are a financial services consultancy based in Cardiff. Each year they hold an open day giving students the opportunity to find out more about working within the industry and specifically Quantum Advisory.

During the open day students will get the opportunity to hear from our existing staff and talk to them directly about the roles that they do. Specifically they will be promoting their finance, employee benefits and pension administration departments.

Unique opportunity to join the prestigious Welsh Financial Service Graduate Programme

February 8, 2018

The WFSGP is a unique graduate development programme delivered by between leading financial services employers, academia and managed by the Welsh Finance Services Forum. The programme is partly funded by the European Social Fund.

We are seeking 6 talented and highly motivated graduates with a 1st / 2.1 degree, to join the programme from March 2018 and particularly keen to attract graduates with STEM related degrees.

Top Tips on Assessment Centres & Psychometrics from PwC

February 8, 2018

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 20 February 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!

Do fancy a year in China teaching english and earning a big salary?

February 7, 2018

TEIC logo We have openings for people graduating this year or are already graduates or post graduates. Any degree course is acceptable but you must hold a UK or Irish passport and be a native English speaker.

EU passport holders might be acceptable. No command of Mandarin is expected. Teaching is based in public schools and there will be between 18/20 classes a week. The jobs begin in late august and into September and October. You will be placed in a major city, Zhengzhou, a couple of hours from Beijing and Shanghai by bullet train.

Child Health Research Summer Internships

February 7, 2018

Are you interested in undertaking a research project this summer?

The Trustees of the Child Health Research (CHR) CIO have once again agreed to fund the Summer Vacation Studentship Scheme for this year. Up to ten studentships will be available for undergraduate students studying science or medicine with maintenance support of £190 per week for a period of up to eight weeks.

You must be at least in your second undergraduate year when applying and preference will be given to applicants who do not yet have any research experience and would therefore particularly benefit from working on a summer project.

These are not clinical placements and it is not possible to fund the costs of overseas visits. The projects must be based entirely in the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

The English Playgroup and Primary Schools - recruiting for academic year 2018/19

February 6, 2018

The English Playgroup and Primary Schools are recruiting graduating Bachelor of Education/PGCE students.

We can offer Teachers the opportunity to step into the international teaching arena, whilst offering a supportive environment to complete NQT.

At the English Playgroup & Primary Schools we use the English National Curriculum as our foundation to deliver the best of Early Years and Primary education to over 7,500 children at our many campus locations in Kuwait.

Both our Primary Schools are accredited British Schools Overseas (BSO) and members of Council of British International Schools (COBIS) with the aim to provide the best in modern education and ensure a safe, caring and supportive learning environment for pupils aged between 1 and 11 years.

SLV.Global Information Talk - Psychology Work Experience in Sri Lanka, Bali & India! Presentations (Treforest)

February 5, 2018

Calling all Psychology students: SLV.Global are recruiting passionate, committed volunteers looking for hands-on psychology work experience in Sri Lanka & Bali!

SLV.Global is a graduate-led volunteer organisation operating in Sri Lanka, Bali and India, which was founded by a group of university graduates in 2010. They allow psychology students and graduates from around the world the opportunity to gain valuable, practical work experience in the mental health sector whilst being immersed in unique and exciting cultures.

Make your cyber idea a reality with HutZero

February 5, 2018

Interested in starting your own business?
Do you have a cyber security idea?

HutZero is designed to transform early stage cyber ideas into workable proposals and potential new businesses. HutZero’s free programme supports individuals at the very start of their entrepreneurial journey, connecting 20 budding UK entrepreneurs with potential co-founders and a broad network of cyber and innovation experts.

Student Volunteering Week 2018

February 5, 2018


One-off opportunities available!

Student Volunteering Cardiff is holding a Volunteering Week from Feb 19th- Feb 23rd. There are many one off volunteering opportunities available.

Win £5000 & a chance to work at a top UK Law firm!

February 5, 2018

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.

SAGlobal (Computing) - Graduate Programme 2018 - Presentation

February 1, 2018

SAGlobal is proud to be the 2017 Global Microsoft ERP Partner of the year. We provide Microsoft Dynamics implementation services and industry-specific solutions to customers in over 76 countries worldwide. We’re one of the leading global Microsoft partners and everyday we help over 76,000 Dynamics users worldwide to deliver operational excellence and financial performance for their organizations.

SAGlobal will be hosting a presentation in Treforest about their Graduate Program

Criminal Justice | Futures : Bookings OPEN!

February 1, 2018

Annual Event to give you the chance to gain insight and network with a range of organisations from across the Criminal Justice Sector

  • An opportunity to engage and network with professionals working across the sector.
  • Consider how to make those first steps in carving out a career in this sector.

Who is it for?

Anyone who has an interest in working across the criminal justice sphere, be it supporting victims, educating and managing systems or offenders, and researching trends within the sector.

Welsh Water Graduate Programme presentation - Get insight into these great opportunities!

February 1, 2018

Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water are recruiting for their graduate programme and have opportunities for graduates with degrees in a wide range of subject areas. They are coming on campus to host a presentation and information stand.

We are looking for business minded, innovative, driven and above all talented individuals who aspire to be our leaders of the future.
Our fast paced programme will ensure that no two days are the same and will provide a safe yet challenging learning environment to develop your knowledge, skills and experience. Honing and developing your natural leadership and management ability.

Cynorthwyydd Cynhyrchu Cynnwys / Content Production Assistant

February 1, 2018

Mae’r Marchnata a Denu Myfyrwyr yn chwilio am Cynorthwyydd Cynhyrchu Cynnwys. Dyma gyfle i ymuno â’n tîm cynnwys creadigol arobryn.

Rydym yn manteisio ar dechnegau marchnata cynnwys i sicrhau bod PDC yn sefyll allan ar y cyfryngau cymdeithasol a’r wefan (www.southwales.ac.uk / www.decymru.ac.uk). Dyma enghreifftiau diweddar o waith sydd wedi’i ffilmio gan y tîm; Parc Chwaraeon PDC https://youtu.be/bZUZtI33vfA, Graddio https://youtu.be/85yyE-KTvjA a PDC mewn blwyddyn https://youtu.be/bYrwnzirxd8.

Mae gennym ystod o gyfarpar proffesiynol sy’n cynnwys Canon DSLRs, Panasonic GH5 a theclyn camera MoVi M5. Cynorthwyo i greu cynnwys o ansawdd uchel i weithio ar draws platfformau digidol (y cyfryngau cymdeithasol, y wefan a vlogwyr myfyrwyr) ac mewn print yn Gymraeg a Saesneg i ddenu myfyrwyr israddedig, ôl-radd a rhan amser i ymgeisio i Brifysgol De Cymru.

Postgraduate Study Week - 5-8 February

January 31, 2018

Thinking of extending your studies to do a postgraduate degree?
Interested in finding out what options are open to you?

There are a number of reasons why you may decide to continue in your studies. It may be required for your chosen profession or it may simply be that you have a love for your subject.

Knights Brown Construction graduate and placement presentation (Treforest)

January 31, 2018

Event Date February 1, 2018 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Location – Treforest, G306

Knights Brown is holding a presentation Thursday 1 February, 1-2pm, Treforest G306

Knights Brown Wales & Energy Division offers exciting opportunities to civil engineering graduates and undergraduates who are keen to develop their career within a modern and innovative privately owned contractor.

Picture this… up to 6 months abroad taking photos in the sun! (Cardiff)

January 31, 2018

Clare Edmead Photography come to Cardiff with a presentation and information stand about working in beach clubs across southern Europe

  • Improve your technique
  • Learn new skills
  • Build a varied portfolio
  • Make friends for life

CE Photo works closely with Neilson Holidays in 8 different Beach Clubs across Southern Europe. They provide a sophisticated resort photography service to holiday makers offering natural and unobtrusive action photos, bespoke beach portraits as well as photography workshops.

National police jobs and opportunities online event

January 29, 2018

The aim of this event is to showcase the wide variety of jobs and opportunities on offer within the policing service. There will be over 25 information areas, plenty of video and audio content and an online networking area where you can ask us questions in real time.

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

January 26, 2018

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.

Business School’s 10 week Internships

January 25, 2018

On 15th January, the Business School in partnership with the FBS Placements and Careers team embarked on the second cohort of 10 week internships, with an increased number of 52 undergraduate students successfully securing the roles through a competitive recruitment process.

The programme works closely with leading organisations from the public, private and voluntary sector so students have the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience in their chosen field. The students accessed a range of excellent opportunities sourced by the Placement Team. Internships range from preparing the Race Village for the arrival of the Volvo Ocean Race with Cardiff Council Events Team; supporting Team Wales in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games 2018 in the Gold Coast Australia; undertaking a Business project role with Lloyds Banking Group; helping to manage the brand of the Dragons Rugby commercial team; and undertaking an invaluable variety of HR with Effective HRM.

Residential Chemistry Training Experience 2018

January 25, 2018

This fully-funded, week-long training course is designed to give you practical experience of the work of a graduate chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. Based in the GSK research laboratories we will provide you with personalised laboratory tuition together with coaching in interview technique, presentation skills and working in teams.
 
This programme, now in its fifteenth year, will be held at the GSK Medicines Research Centre, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, on 9th – 14th September 2018.
 

The Attic Project needs volunteers! - Presentation & Info Stand with VCS (Newport, Cardiff & Treforest)

January 25, 2018

During our lifetime we collect items and often we don’t know what to do with them when they are no longer needed. The Attic Project is a new service to help work with older people to help declutter their homes while providing opportunities of befriending and reminiscence.

We are currently looking for volunteers to join our team to befriend and help people to declutter their homes while providing opportunities for reminiscence.

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water - Graduate Programme - Opportunities and Information stands

January 25, 2018

Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water are recruiting for their graduate programme and have opportunities for graduates with degrees in a wide range of subject areas. They are coming on campus to host a presentation and information stand.

We are looking for business minded, innovative, driven and above all talented individuals who aspire to be our leaders of the future.
Our fast paced programme will ensure that no two days are the same and will provide a safe yet challenging learning environment to develop your knowledge, skills and experience. Honing and developing your natural leadership and management ability.

Aston Martin Graduate Recruitment Evening, 30 January 2018 - Limited places available

January 24, 2018

Are you interested in a career at Aston Martin? Our recruitment days are the ideal opportunity to come and speak to a member of our management teams to discuss your career aspirations and hear about our exciting future plans.

Event Date January 30, 2018 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location – Cardiff and Vale College, Dumballs Road, Cardiff, CF10 5FE

This event welcomes final year university students studying one of the below engineering disciplines:

Admiral Undergraduate Summer Internships

January 23, 2018

Admiral plenty of opportunities for you to get some valuable work experience, whether you are at school, an undergraduate or an MBA student. Have a read to find out more about the different internships and work experience opportunities we offer.

We offer a summer internship for students in their penultimate or final year of university who are on track for a 2.1.

You will do real projects with real responsibility – it’s like a mini version of our graduate programme. If you do well, you might even be offered a position on our graduate programme for the following year, so this is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door!


These internships are only available chosen universities that they are working with!

Take a look here for full information and how to apply:
https://unilifeconnect.southwales.ac.uk/students/jobs/detail/868208

Employers in the foyers this term

January 23, 2018

Employers are chomping at the bit to come onto campus and speak to you about a myriad of different opportunities.
Take a look below at who we have booked in so far and click through to book a place or a reminder email:

Brakes Group Operations & Supply Chain Graduate Scheme 2018

January 22, 2018

Are you a Graduate looking for a fast paced and challenging career in Operations & Supply Chain?
Do you want to be a Senior Manager of the future?

Brakes Group is a c. £3.0 billion turnover leading supplier to the foodservice sector in the UK, Ireland, France and Sweden, employing over 10,000 people across Europe. Through a family of specialist businesses and brands, which are able to deliver everything the caterer needs, Brakes serves tens of thousands of customers across Europe every day and prides itself on a deep knowledge and understanding of the different business sectors it supplies, from independent pubs, restaurants, hotels and well-known high street brands, through to hospitals and schools.

Deadline Approaching! Paid summer internships for students with Change100

January 19, 2018

Applications will close on 24 January 2018.

Do you have a disability or a long term health condition? Are you currently considering what career you’ll go into after you’ve finished university and looking for some paid summer work experience?

If you’ve answered yes to these questions you should consider applying to Change100.

Airbus : Students Presentation Competition

January 18, 2018

To enter submit a 350 word abstract on any space-related topic you have undertaken at university. We are primarily looking for exciting and innovative ideas encountered during your study or research.

The best entries will be invited to give a 20 minute presentation on their chosen topic at the National Student Space Conference, 3rd March 2018, to a panel of industry experts and an audience of students from across the country.

Employers coming onto campus this term...so far!

January 16, 2018

Spring Term is traditionally a time where we see a lot more employers coming onto campus wanting to interact with you and show you what opportunities they have. This term is no different!

Take a look below at who we have booked in so far and click through to book a place or a reminder email:

Unique career opportunities for graduates in Wales

January 15, 2018

This is a unique opportunity for you to boost your skills and grow your career. Take advantage of a fully-funded Masters, a starting salary of £29,100 and the option to work in the region of Wales you want.

USA SummerCamp Presentations + Info Stand (Cardiff & Treforest)

January 15, 2018

Two presentations about at spending the summer at camp in America.

USA Summer Camp is a cultural exchange provider offering summer work experiences at over 500 summer camps in America. Spend 9 – 10 weeks leading or assisting with skills and activities and get paid for it! Food and accommodation will be provided whilst you work. Finish off your summer with 30 days travel time to see America.

Join thousands each year and work abroad as a camp counselor in the USA. Summer camp gives you the opportunity to put your talents to use and teach American campers sports, hobbies and skills that you know and love. Meet people from around the world and spend up to a month travelling America after your contract is done.

Thousands of jobs on UniLife Connect - Your University Job Board

January 11, 2018

If you are in your final year thinking about what to do after your exams, 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:

Create | Futures 2018

January 11, 2018

Join us for this year’s Create Futures events. A series of events celebrating the Creative Industries.

Come along to experience a fantastic range of performances, masterclasses, screenings, workshops and networking activities from across all our subject areas, to provide you with the best opportunities offered by the Creative Industries in Wales.

All of these events are free and open to all USW students, so please come along to as many as you can and make the most of your opportunity to meet industry experts and build your future career.

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

January 10, 2018

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.

Careers Live Chat available everyday for quick queries and questions

January 10, 2018

Contact us USW Careers Advisers are available to answer career related questions in the online chat room everyday of the week.

You can access the chat box and ask any careers related questions between 3-4pm everyday, Monday to Friday.


As well as the chat box you are also able to 'Ask a Question’ where you can email and send documents for help and guidance. Also, you may book an appointment to see one of our Careers Advisers on your campus.

Quantity Surveying / Engineering Graduate Scheme - Immediate and Summer start dates - Deadline approaching!

January 9, 2018

The company: A well-established international mechanical, electrical and instrumental engineering company

They are subcontractors for global construction companies. Amongst their range of services, they conduct specialist pipe work, air conditioning and water waste refurbishments, for example. Project managers manage £100 million+ projects from a young age. They have the expertise and skills to provide cutting edge technology required to remain competitive in the commercial market.

Your FREE Spring Term Wall Planner is here!

January 9, 2018

The Spring Term Careers Wall Planner has arrived and will be on your campus THIS WEEK!

Look out for it and pick up your free copy! It shows all the upcoming events and workshops for you to plan ahead. Jobs, work experience, volunteering, help and guidance plus some extra space to add your own details.

These events are currently being added to our events listings and will be bookable online. Take a look at the current list here: http://careers.southwales.ac.uk/events/

2018 BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST) Scholarships

January 9, 2018

BUNAC is pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2018 BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST) Scholarships

The BEST Scholarships offer financial assistance to eligible applicants who are looking to undertake postgraduate study in the USA or Canada. They are funded by the BEST Scholarship Trust which is an independent trust administered by BUNAC on behalf of the BEST trustees.

A number of scholarships are awarded each year from a fund of £50,000 allocated for the BEST Scholarships. Included in this, are the sums of £4,000 available as the Christopher J. Harbour Memorial Scholarship to a candidate looking to do sports-related studies and £2,000 as the John S. Ball Award to a candidate looking to pursue a teaching or geography-related career. The individual amounts awarded vary but a typical award is in the region of approximately £5,000 – £10,000.

ARTISTS NEEDED!!

January 9, 2018

Luxury babywear brand The Little Art Collectio is looking for British-based artists to collaborate with on textile designs for their new Summer 2018 collection. You do not need to be a textile designer to respond to this ad. We’re looking for artists who can create unique and interesting work for us to digitalise and drop into repeat.

If this sounds like you, please get in touch at art@thelittleartcollection.co.uk

The National Probation Service will be recruiting Trainee Probation Officers from 8 January 2018

December 21, 2017

Community Justice Learning with the – National Probation Service in Wales

PQiP is equivalent to a Higher Education, level 6 qualification and is a work based qualification which focuses on skills development and applied academic learning.

If successful you would be employed and paid as a PSO learner (Salary range £22,039 – £27,373). You will be supported to follow a timetable of study and all vocational and academic fees are paid by the employer. On qualification you are eligible for Probation Officer roles which start at £29,038.

The Divisional Training Team are offering potential applicants (for PQiP and other roles in the NPS), an opportunity to find out more about the Job and how to make an effective application.

Aston Martin Graduate Recruitment Evening, 30 January 2018 - Limited places available

December 18, 2017

Are you interested in a career at Aston Martin? Our recruitment days are the ideal opportunity to come and speak to a member of our management teams to discuss your career aspirations and hear about our exciting future plans.

Event Date January 30, 2018 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location – Cardiff and Vale College, Dumballs Road, Cardiff, CF10 5FE

This event welcomes final year university students studying one of the below engineering disciplines:

The Attic Project needs volunteers!

December 18, 2017

During our lifetime we collect items and often we don’t know what to do with them when they are no longer needed. The Attic Project is a new service to help work with older people to help declutter their homes while providing opportunities of befriending and reminiscence.

We are currently looking for volunteers to join our team to befriend and help people to declutter their homes while providing opportunities for reminiscence.

Free Careers & Employers Guides up for grabs

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.

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

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.

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

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.
laura.roberts@southwales.ac.uk

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

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.

Central Appointments - Job Vacancy for Events staff over the festive period

November 30, 2017

Central Appointments Are you immediately available and looking for work over the festive period?

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and client facing individuals to work with a range of our hospitality clients on a temporary basis. If you are looking for short term work please get in touch.

Airbus New Space Challenge 2018

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

Could you be the next Apprentice?

November 27, 2017

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

WHY?

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

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

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.

CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme

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.

Developing a positive mindset : Top motivating speaker comes to USW

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.

USW Festive Fun & Christmas Markets

November 20, 2017

It’s the season to be merry and USW are putting on day of festive fun and a Christmas market!
Join us at Newport 7th and Atrium, 8th December for a whole host of seasonal goodness!

GO Wales : Information Event (All campuses)

November 20, 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.

Around the World in 45 minutes - Going Global (Treforest)

November 16, 2017

Thinking of broadening your horizons? Explore, work, study and travel?
Go global with us at 2pm, we can show you some resources to get you started.

All sessions just last 45 minutes, please book in below to reserve a place!

You might also like to take a look at our Working Abroad page which has a lot of links for Job Searching and Internships.

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

November 16, 2017

trendence 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!

Winner of the iPad from the Opportunities Fair

November 16, 2017

Congratulations to Neil Fernández for winning the iPad via the Opportunities Feedback prize draw. Well done!

Thanks again to everyone who entered the competition and came along to the fair. We’re hoping to run some more competitions like this so look out for up coming information.

Join up with us online so you don’t miss a thing!

Join us online | Ymunwch â ni ar-lein


Are you CREATIVELY passionate about education?

November 15, 2017

SuperStars We can help you into a career in teaching. This role is perfect for graduates and current students seeking to go into teaching!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR ART/MUSIC/DRAMA/PE SPECIALISTS/ENTHUSIASTS TO DELIVER LESSONS (PLANNED BY US!) TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS!

We are on the hunt for an ambitious go-getter to join our inspirational team to help us continue to drive our success story of a business forward.
We believe in leading with the carrot rather than the stick and will support you to perform at your peak, recognizing your achievements and rewarding them.

Can you inspire children with your subject knowledge and ability to be a positive role model?

Then please email your CV to daisy.melhuish@superstars.org.uk and we will get in touch!

Global Entrepreneurship Week #GEW17

November 13, 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Week starts this week and our Student Enterprise Team will be available for drop in at Treforest Library, Careers Centre foyer (by entrance) for anyone who would like to chart about entrepreneurship and enterprise.

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s biggest celebration of entrepreneurship – and it is back in the UK for 2017. This week long festival of live events taking place throughout the country celebrates and cultivates our national entrepreneurship ecosystem and helps people at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey get the help they need.

Did you miss the fair? Don't fear, all is not lost!

November 13, 2017

Did you miss the fair for some reason? Well, you still are able to contact these employers through their websites. Most of the employer website link straight through to their careers pages but some you might need to dig a little deeper to find the contacts.

For those who did make it is essential that you follow up any leads and get applying to any opportunities that you are interested in. We have a wide range of online resources to help you with CVs, applications and more.

Camp Counselors USA - Find out this week how to work in the United States over the summer!

November 13, 2017

We are Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA), a company offers the chance for university students to spend a summer in America or Canada working at a summer camp.

Each year we send thousands of students to the USA & Canada each summer to have an incredible time and earn money whilst doing it. In our programme, we offer a 9 week placement to work with children aged 6-16 years old in a variety of roles ranging from sport to arts and everything in between. After which they get 30 days after their contract ends to travel all over America or Canada.

This whole experience majorly boosts their C.V, employability and is a fantastic life experience that will only benefit them throughout their time at university and afterwards.

GO Wales students participate in Games Jam at Candlhat Studios

November 8, 2017

This term students from FCI and FCES took part in the popular Games Jam

Games Jam is a weekend long opportunity hosted at Candlhat Studios in Llantrisant. The event is taking place as part of Appening Rhondda, a collaborative approach between schools, charities and private businesses including Candlhat Studios, artsfactory, The Moondance Foundation, and People & Work to foster IT development in Rhondda young people.

Participants are given the opportunity to participate in the production of mobile games working alongside industry professionals and experiencing the full game development cycle in an intense, but extremely enjoyable event.

Your feedback could be worth an iPad!

November 8, 2017


The Opportunities Fair is so close we can almost smell the jobs!

For everyone attending tomorrow, we’re asking you to help us make the event even better by giving us your feedback. In doing so, you will automatically be entered into a free prize draw to WIN AN IPAD! Not bad eh?!

You’ll be given a feedback card on arrival, enjoy the fair and at the end, fill out the card and post it in the box.

We’ll draw the winner on Monday 13 November.

Good luck and see you at the fair!

The winner of the £50 Voucher for MyFuture

November 7, 2017

Congratulations to Lucia Borovska, a Final Year Performing Arts Student, for winning the £50 Amazon Voucher for the MyFuture questionnaire

Her name was randomly picked from 636 students who filled out the form.

Lucia said: “The survey was really easy to complete and it helped me to realise that I was already doing lots to develop my employability. There were a few areas that I need to work on and I am going to try and gain more work experience and engage in employer events.”

Free LinkedIn profiles photos available at the fair!

November 7, 2017

What does your LinkedIn photo say about you?
LinkedIn profiles with professional photos get 14 x more views and 40% more InMail responses than profiles without a photo. A poor LinkedIn profile photo or no photo at all could mean that you are missing out on opportunities.

Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) coming to USW with American summer opportunities

November 6, 2017

We are Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA), a company offers the chance for university students to spend a summer in America or Canada working at a summer camp.

Each year we send thousands of students to the USA & Canada each summer to have an incredible time and earn money whilst doing it. In our programme, we offer a 9 week placement to work with children aged 6-16 years old in a variety of roles ranging from sport to arts and everything in between. After which they get 30 days after their contract ends to travel all over America or Canada.

This whole experience majorly boosts their C.V, employability and is a fantastic life experience that will only benefit them throughout their time at university and afterwards.

Thousands of graduate jobs and placements at the Opportunities Fair this Thursday!

November 6, 2017

Opportunities Faur 2017


Your invitation to meet to meet 70 top recruiters

The Opportunities Fair is only a few days away and whether you are looking for a fantastic graduate job, year out placement, summer placement, or something different and exciting to add to your CV then there is something on offer for everyone. Particularly when you bear in mind that most of the employers are recruiting students from any subject area.

The full programme is now available to download on the event website so students can check in advance who they should talk to at the fair this Thursday (9th November).

USW Careers have been talking to the employers about their recruitment plans and around half of them have been able to confirm the numbers they plan to recruit this year.

NHS Graduate Scheme - A Graduate scheme where you can have a positive impact on the lives of 53 million people, including your own!

November 6, 2017

NHS The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (England) is nothing less than a life defining experience.

Transforming and shaping services around ever-evolving patient needs, delivering deeper value for money and driving up standards. This is complex work that requires total focus and unwavering commitment. The two year programme is demanding, but it will give your career a brilliant trajectory – because it’s been designed to create the NHS chief executives and directors of tomorrow.

Requirements: Minimum 2:2 degree in any discipline (secured or expected)
Closing date: 01/12/2017

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.

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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.

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.

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.

CGI - How to Ace Applications: Tips from a Global Employer (Pontypridd)

October 26, 2017

CGI Logo CGI ’s Application skills session is designed to give hints and tips when preparing your application whilst also giving an employer’s perspective on the application process.

CGI will also discuss opportunities available and cover their recruitment process during the session.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!!”

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:

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.

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

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

Celtic Manor recruiting 250 seasonal vacancies!

October 10, 2017

The Celtic Manor The Celtic Manor will be in Careers Wales Newport on Monday 16th October to provide a presentation about The Celtic Manor and their various roles.

They will be recruiting for Seasonal Staff with the possibility for permanent part time employment. Age 16 upwards. There is no maximum age. A great opportunity for students looking for part time hours to fit in with studies.

250 vacancies to fill!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Calling ambitious, internationally-minded University of South Wales final year students

October 4, 2017

Enhance your global perspective, management and communication skills on the 12 month Teach China Graduate Program – apply by 31 October for February Start or 31st December for September 2018 start.

Applications are welcomed from all degree disciplines and will involve the provision of a teaching a contract at a school in China.

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.

Part-Time Jobs Fair this week - Don't miss your chance to meet these employers!

October 2, 2017

Part-Time Jobs Fair
Securing part-time employment is a fantastic way to develop your employability skills and improve your finances.

USW Careers will be hosting this year’s Part-time Jobs Fairs in the ATRiuM, Cardiff Campus and Treforest Campus for all students looking for a part-time job. Come along to explore the part time opportunities that are available to you.

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.

Civil Service (Graduate) Fast Stream – Deadline Approaching!

September 29, 2017

Fancy working for an organisation that has a far-reaching remit? The Civil Service affects everyone.

It helps keep the UK prosperous and secure, supporting governments, implementing their commitments and delivering high-quality service to the public, with a wide-ranging remit stretching from transport, to education and the NHS.

The Civil Service employs over 42,000 people, and takes on 1000 graduates each year on their Fast Track Scheme, which has opportunities in Wales, across the UK and Internationally.

The scheme
This programme is a 4 year accelerated career path to leadership with supported development. You have the opportunity to make a difference, play a part in crucial national events, get involved in intellectually challenging work for an organisation that provides excellent training and provides fantastic long-term prospects

You’ll need to be on track for a 2:2 in any subject area for most of the training opportunities. Some areas will ask for specific subject areas and possibly for you to be on track for a 2:1 final degree classification.

  • Generalist
  • Diplomatic Service
  • Human Resources
  • Digital, Data and Technology
  • Commercial (Procurement)
  • Science & Engineering
  • Finance
  • Project Delivery
  • Government Communication Service (Marketing, Media & PR)
  • Government Economic Scheme
  • Government Statistical Service
  • Government Operational Research
  • Government Social Research Service
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Diplomatic Economic Service

Finding a graduate job week - Webinars & Drop-ins

September 26, 2017

Are you a final year student or graduate who is looking for help in finding graduate jobs?

We are running a series of webinars and drop-ins discuss job searching strategies and best practice when finding the right job for you.

Please click below to book a reminder email for your desired activity:

Employers confirmed for the Part-time Jobs Fairs

September 26, 2017

Part-time fair logo The Careers Service are holding “Part-Time Jobs Fairs” in Treforest on Tuesday 3rd October and Cardiff on Thursday 6th October. Full details of both events and the employers who will be recruiting there are on the event website.

All of the employers will actively recruiting and some will even take CVs on the day, so make sure that your CV is in good order before you go. You might want to get some tips on CVs by taking a look at the “CV resources on our website“http://careers.southwales.ac.uk/applications_cvs/ – including an example of a one page CV which is ideal for part-time jobs.

Introducing the new Daily Careers Live Chat

September 25, 2017

Contact us Here at USW Careers we are launching a new service for you : Daily Careers Live Chat.

You can access the chat box and ask any careers related questions between 3-4pm everyday, Monday to Friday.


As well as the chat box you are also able to 'Ask a Question’ where you can email and send documents for help and guidance. Also, you may book an appointment to see one of our Careers Advisers on your campus.

Looking for a Part-Time job? Jobs Fairs coming up!

September 21, 2017

Part-Time Jobs Fair

Securing part-time employment is a fantastic way to develop your employability skills and improve your finances.

USW Careers will be hosting this year’s Part-time Jobs Fairs in the ATRiuM, Cardiff Campus and Treforest Campus for all students looking for a part-time job. Come along to explore the part time opportunities that are available to you. Some employers might be interviewing on the day!

Win £50 finding out 'How Career Ready you are!' - MyFuture

September 21, 2017

My Future

USW careers have devised a quick test to help you determine how far you have travelled on your road to success.

We have taken feedback from employers and can give you some clear direction as to the kinds of qualities graduate employers are looking for in the 21st Century.

Click on the link below, have a think about your graduate attributes and see how you score now! Fill out the questionnaire by the 31 October for your chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher!

Cwm Taf Youth Offending Service : Volunteers wanted!

September 19, 2017

Cwm Taf Youth Offending Service is looking for volunteers to act as community panel members.

  • Panels are held at Merthyr and Treforest bases.
  • A young person is referred to the panel by the courts through a sentence called a Referral Order.
  • These orders vary in length from 3 to 12 months, depending on the seriousness of the crime.
  • They allow young people to speak for themselves, and to take responsibility for their actions.
  • They give the community a chance to have a say in the way young people repair the harm they have caused and to give them positive support to prevent further offending

Enterprise Roadshows across USW

September 18, 2017

Enterprise Roadshow Join the USW Student Enterprise team at an information stand at Treforest and Cardiff to find out about enterprise, working freelance or starting your own business. We have a lot of information on funding, advice, mentoring, events, networking, workshops and promotion.

Are you considering an analytical career within the Civil Service?

September 6, 2017

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Undergraduate University Working Group 2017/18 is a great opportunity for students to learn about different types of analytical careers within government and help shape UK Statistics.

Office of National 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.

University Working Group

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.

17th International Student Film Festival – “FSF- Revival”

August 9, 2017

Festival of Student Film We would like to invite you to participate in the 17th International Student Film Festival – “FSF- Revival” (16th-18th of October 2017) in Belgrade and make their artistic contribution to our Festival.

If you are interested in participating in our Festival Program, please submit student films that will be representing your Academy.

Other than the films that will be sent by the school, students can also participate independently.

New Zealand scholarship programme "Dream NEW" available now!

August 9, 2017

The “Dream NEW” scholarship is for students from Europe to undertake a semester of undergraduate study in New Zealand.

This scholarship has been designed for European students who dream big, crave adventure and set their sights on new horizons. It is for those wanting to realise their vision in the forward-thinking education climate of New Zealand – a country where innovation flourishes, and where people from all over the world come together to follow their dreams.

People Management and Event Internship Opportunity

August 2, 2017

Hybu Hybu is a charity based in Cardiff and Newport. We provide opportunities for young people whatever their background or ability to attain their full potential via training and support to volunteer in local disadvantaged communities. They are trained in volunteering, leadership and entrepreneurial skills to proceed to design, develop and deliver activities and events to benefit others.

The role will involve:

  • Working with Senior Development Officer and Group Leaders to support the adult volunteer staff
  • Work with Group Leaders to support the young participants to organise their activities and events
  • To manage the Health and Safety and Equality Issues within the activities and events
  • Investigate and organise venues and necessary equipment for children’s activities
  • Be involved with marketing and advertising events and activities

Teach English in China: Placements in Zhengzhou, Henan Province

July 31, 2017

TEIC Position description:

  • 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
  • 16-20 lesson period/week(40 or 45mins/lesson period)

The requirements:

  • Bachelor or above degree, preferable to major in Education, English or literature
  • Preferable with two years teaching experience
  • No criminal record
  • Age scale is from 22 to 55

The University of South Wales (USW) is offering bursaries to graduates who want to retrain as cyber specialists

July 27, 2017

USW Logo USW runs the only Computer Forensics Masters degree course in Wales that is accredited by the Government security headquarters – GCHQ.

The institution is now offering bursaries to cover course tuition fees for graduates who are currently working outside the cyber sector, as part of £500,000 funding being made available by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Audiology Associate Practitioner (Fast Track) vacancies with Aneurin Bevan Health Board

July 24, 2017

Suitable for science graduates interested in working for the NHS.

“An exciting opportunity exists to enter the NHS Audiology career pathway as an Associate Practitioner in Audiology. This would particularly suit science graduates who wish to apply science in the direct care of others.

Two posts are available and will be based at the Royal Gwent Hospital within a supportive Audiology department familiar with training provision at this level. “

Police Student Volunteers are recruiting!

July 12, 2017

Volunteer with South Wales Police on exciting operations and events!

The Police Student Volunteering scheme was set up to help South Wales Police carry out various crime prevention campaigns and high visibility patrols. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into what it’s like to be part of South Wales Police.

This project is a partnership between SVC, South Wales Police, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of South Wales and their Students’ Unions and Cardiff Volunteering.

Employability Upgrade Week 2017

July 6, 2017

Employability Upgrade Week : 17 – 21 July 2017

Whether you’re a recent graduate or looking to develop your employability join us for this year’s Employability Upgrade Week from the comfort of your computer as it’s all online!

Game Changing Festival Promoting Talent - Livin' in the City Film Festival

July 4, 2017

How?

Uses pub screen space between high focus sports events, for certain lunch deals and to keep staff and regulars happy. Alternative to silent news and or looped music – the pub gets free publicity, online and on foot through hard and soft copy PR. Most chains are happy to join in.

Most consider the concept exceptional and lose footfall outside of the sports context. There is a sports competition aimed at dealing with the existing sports audience.

Who?

This festival serves the need to get city based artistry out in the world via the conduit of competitions and ad making focusing on areas of commercial and social value. This is to be done through fiction, drama, humour or factual form. Films and shorts that have been previously seen that have a city theme get a new lease of life and revamped publicity. he
professional gets help with campaigns and publicity: the amateur gets to flex some muscle over a city based frustration and the result is shown.

Submissions wanted for Little Wing Film Festival

July 3, 2017

Little Wing Film Festival are looking for budding new film makers to submit to their festival.

The deadline has recently been extended so there’s still time to get involved!

“In September, we are launching our very first film festival in North London, open to submissions from anywhere and everywhere. We want to provide a platform for the newest generations of storytelling and creative expression and, as such, this film festival is open exclusively to submissions from students, recent graduates, and first-time film makers.

Looking for a ROCKSTAR film student!

June 29, 2017

We are looking for a ROCKSTAR film student to help us with our client testimonials.

We are a recruitment marketing firm and our coach Andy Whitehead would love to have YOU be a part of that!

We will be filming short 5 to 20 minute mini sessions with our clients and also we have a big event planned in London this September. Thus, this is an ongoing project and offers continuous work. We need someone who is able to start on the 5th of July and can travel to London – this will be day 1. After this, if all goes great we would like you to film more with us and join us on our big event week in Autumn.

Cyber Internships with Northrop Grumman

June 19, 2017

3 × 10 month Placement at Northrop Grumman available!
These internships are open to 2nd year students studying any computing subject. Closing date is 27th June 2017.

Northrop Grumman is involved in a range of future game-changing defence and security programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with much of its situational awareness and communications, as a leading specialist in large intelligence datasets, as a pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft systems, or as the ‘go to’ provider for truly open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, Northrop Grumman has an unparalleled reputation as an innovator.

HarperCollins UK to run second BAME-Targeted Traineeship Programme

June 19, 2017

HarperCollins UK logo Following its successful launch in 2016, HarperCollins UK has today announced that it is once again running its BAME traineeship programme, aimed at black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals who might not otherwise have thought about publishing as a potential career.

The traineeships were created to help tackle BAME underrepresentation within the business and the wider industry, and were launched with the support of Business in the Community’s race campaign, of which HarperCollins UK is a member, and the Publishers Association. To make sure the company can draw on the widest pool of potential BAME talent, this year the programme has been opened up to non-graduates.

USW Graduate Programme - 9 paid placements in USW available!

June 15, 2017

Following a highly successful Graduate programme over the last three years, the University has a number of exciting opportunities available to students graduating from undergraduate and post graduate studies (and those recently qualified). Qualifications must be those awarded by the University of South Wales. Applications will be accepted also from recent alumni.

Placements will be for up to 8 months working on a project that will stimulate and challenge individuals.

MRes Scholarship: The potential for using Big Data Analytics in the NHS Wales

June 14, 2017

Here is an exciting opportunity to investigate how Big Data Analytics can be applied in the National Health Service. The research has the potential to not only enable the successful candidate to learn new skills but also for them to make a significant difference to the way in which data is used to benefit all those that make use of the National Health Service.

This is a funded MRes, including a generous stipend and tuition fees, with well-resourced circumstances for a successful scholarship.

Job at USW: Senior Analyst/Developer - Curriculum Management

June 14, 2017

USW logo The purpose of this senior role within the team is to lead on the solution design, development, integration and implementation of the new Curriculum Management System that will drive the University’s academic life and support core business processes in the Faculties, Academic Registry and Marketing and Admissions departments for the coming years. The role holder will be expected to liaise with customers and the development team and assist them to realise the benefits of their information systems. The role will have direct line management responsibility and will be expected to develop the capability of Analyst/Developers and Developers within the team and encourage a team ethos to problem solving, as well as working on their own initiative.

Job at USW: Developer - Curriculum Management

June 14, 2017

USW logo The purpose of this role is to work as part of a small team on the development, integration and implementation of the new Curriculum Management System that will drive the University’s academic life and support core business processes in the Faculties, Academic Registry and Marketing and Admissions departments for the coming years.

Job Opportunity: Business Intelligence Data Visualisation Officer

June 13, 2017

Powys County Council are looking for a Business Intelligence Data Visualisation Officer.

“We need a creative individual with the technical skills to make our data more accessible and presentable to wide ranging audiences.

The right person will have a strong point of view on how to present data including motion graphics and be proactive and innovative in identifying solutions which can support this work. Our working environment is fast paced and creative so we need someone who is comfortable working at pace, flexible and with an aptitude to problem solving.”

South Wales-based GoCompare launches a search for the sharpest data experts for a chance to secure a dream data technology career

June 12, 2017

GoCompare logo Comparison website is launching a challenge that offers prestigious training and the chance to secure a data-driven career for the winner

GoCompare, the comparison website based in Newport, south Wales, has partnered with technology consultants, Kubrick Group, to launch a graduate challenge to find the data leaders of the future. Successful applicants will secure a fully-paid place on Kubrick’s coveted 18-week big data engineering training course, followed by the potential for a two-year data science development programme at GoCompare.

The challenge, which is open for applications until 10 July, forms part of GoCompare’s ambitions to become the tech employer of choice in the region.

Adzuna Graduate of the Year 2017

June 6, 2017

We’re on the hunt for Britain’s top graduates and we’re offering some great prizes to the brightest and best.

Adzuna has put together a package of prizes to help you on your way to a dream career. As well as a cash prize of £1,000 and the chance to gain work experience at a top UK company, you’ll receive 1 to 1 career coaching, and the chance to learn new skills.

So if you’re top of the class, captain of the rugby team or Student President… you’re in the right place.

Enter here: www.adzuna.co.uk/graduate-of-the-year

Graduate Web Developer & Assistant Product Manager jobs available!

May 31, 2017

Bisley Office Furniture in Newport are looking to employ a Graduate Web Developer and an Assistant Product Manager.

Bisley designs and manufactures high quality, reliable furniture for every working environment.

“Our success is based on strong partnerships, the latest manufacturing technology and the best people. Our 700 employees are always pushing the boundaries of manufacturing excellence and, as a private company we’re able to devote all our profits to our business.”

Leadership Programme - Wales/Cymru (LPW)

May 25, 2017


Windsor Fellowship (WF) is a unique charitable organisation. They design and deliver innovative personal development and leadership programmes which enable talent from diverse communities to be realised.

The Leadership Programme is a personal and professional development programme for undergraduates.

The programme combines residential training seminars, a paid work placement and volunteering, which together enhance your education, employability and citizenship skills.

Sony UK Technology Centre Recruitment Evening - Engineering roles available

May 25, 2017

SONY At Sony UK Technology Centre we have fantastic opportunities for motivated individuals who are looking to kick-start their career or take it forward to the next level.

Apply for one of our available positions now and get the chance to attend our recruitment evening on the 13th June 2017!
Successful applicants will be invited to our facility in Pencoed for an interview, and the opportunity to tour our site and meet our expert team in person.

Lunchtime CV Hints & Tips and CV checks on your campus

May 24, 2017

CV icon Is your CV up to date? Do you need a refresh and to get it checked?

As we are coming to the end of the year now is the time to prepare yourselves for the job market. We’re putting on this CV Workshop to get you and your CV ready. There will be hints and tips as well as a CV check.

Fast Track Graduate Academy Case Handler with Admiral Law

May 22, 2017

An exciting opportunity to join Admiral Law via their Fast Track Graduate scheme.

We focus on delivering a high standard of care to our client’s ensuring they obtain a fair outcome of their claim. The role involves dealing with claims where liability is disputed and the client’s losses are valued between £1k – £25k. As a Fast Track handler you’ll be expected to deliver an exceptional level of service to everyone you speak to.

Great opportunity for Geography / Planning students : Economic Development Consultancy - Research Assistant

May 16, 2017

Hardisty Jones Associates Hardisty Jones Associates works with landowners, site promoters, property developers, planners and local authorities to make the economic case for (or against) site allocation and planning permission.

They have a paid summer placement opportunity as a Research Assistant. The role will be to work as part of a team, supporting senior staff in the delivery of economic development project work for clients, and business development activity. The successful candidate must be interested in economic development in the UK.

Full details of the role can be found on UniLife Connect:
https://unilifeconnect.southwales.ac.uk/students/jobs/detail/697538

HutZero: A free Startup Bootcamp for entrepreneurs working with Cyber

May 11, 2017

Have a cyber security idea but don’t know how to make it a reality?

HutZero is a fully funded one-week boot camp for individuals with an interest in pursuing an entrepreneurial career in cyber security programme.

The programme is brought to you by CyLon (Europe’s first cyber security accelerator) who are commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) and is running for the second year.

“HutZero’s FREE two-stage programme connects 20 budding UK entrepreneurs with potential co-founders and a broad network of cyber and innovation experts. You could be one of them!”

Entrepreneurial students, you can get £10,000 to help the environment!

May 10, 2017

Environmental issues are already presenting challenges to how we live, but what are we doing about it?

Digital technology can help create solutions and lead us to a greener, better world. As a generation, we have the innovation, skills and passion to drive positive change, so we want you to get thinking about the environmental problems we all face, and how digital tech can help solve them.

Career inspiration from the student who bagged a dream job at Google while still at uni

May 10, 2017

Aled Nelmes, a current FCI student at the University of South Wales has managed to carve himself a new career at Google’s Digital Garage.

Aled contacted us: “So some awesome stuff has happened and I’ve managed to have an interview that has been published with The National Student. I am hugely thankful to the department and the Uni. I wouldn’t have these opportunities if it wasn’t for them.”

Take a look at this insightful interview here:
http://www.thenationalstudent.com/Careers/

Software Development Officers wanted for NHS Wales Informatics Service

May 9, 2017

We are looking for candidates wishing to start a career in software programming, support or testing. As a member of a dynamic team you’ll help build, support and test some of our national software applications. This could mean writing user interfaces, developing enterprise databases, running automated test scripts, patching application software, performance tuning activities or hooking up software to different APIs, messaging frameworks and other clinical systems.

Engineering Industrial Placement with 3M - Gorseinon, Swansea

May 4, 2017

A great opportunity to work with 3M in Swansea.

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.

Engineering, Business and Science students: Hanson UK are hosting a Twitter Q&A session

May 4, 2017

Hanson UK are hosting a Twitter Q&A session and will be fielding your questions about their Graduate Programme and the company from 1pm, Tuesday 9 May.

Hanson UK is a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry.
They produce aggregates (crushed rock, sand and gravel), ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and cement related materials.

“Our principal markets are the major conurbations in England and Wales and the central belt of Scotland. Turnover for the UK business in 2014 was £1.2 billion and we employ around 3,500 people in jobs ranging from specialist and professional managers through to production operatives.”

Get job and job alerts straight to your phone with these Apps

May 2, 2017

Job App image Most of us have got smart phones and with the end of the academic year looming many are looking to find their perfect job when they leave. We’ve put together a list of free job searching apps that you can download and use in your job search.

  • UniLife Unilife – The official University of South Wales’ app. Providing students with easy mobile access to jobs listed on UniLife Connect and news and events. Android | Apple

Final Year Students : Keep in Touch. This one's for you!

May 2, 2017

Keep In Touch with your Careers Service

USW Careers Service are here for you now, over the summer, and up to 3 years after you graduate

As a graduate you can still access individual advice, find out about jobs, opportunities and events.

So what do I need to do?

The good news is you don’t have to do anything as you can still access this support through your student email account for 4 months. After that time we will contact you to set up your graduate registration.

Things you can do now…

Business Futures Keynote Speaker Confirmed!

May 2, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dominic Houlihan, Head of HR and Organisational Development at the IPO (Intellectual Property Office) will be joining us as the Keynote speaker at Wednesdays Business Futures Event

Dominic is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, having qualified with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)(Hons) from Cardiff University in 2005, Dominic completed an MSc in Human Resource Management at Glamorgan University.

Dominic has worked across the private and public sector joining the National Assembly for Wales in 2009, The Office for National Statistics (ONS) in 2014, and taking up his current role of Head of HR and Organisational Development at the IPO in 2016. In addition to his HR and Organisational Development responsibilities his remit includes Internal Communications, Business Change, Continuous improvement & Lean six sigma.

New employers join the Business Futures Line Up!

April 27, 2017

The final list of employer panellists attending the Business Futures Conference next Wednesday has been announced.

USW Alumni Hannah Potts, YourVA, Helen Gibbons Eventful – Ty Hafan, and Paul Hunter from Cardiff based Liberty Marketing complete the Employer Panels joining an already fantastic line up : http://bit.ly/businessfutures

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Graduate Program launched

April 26, 2017

RCT logo This is an exciting time for local authorities as we seek to deliver both ever-improving services for residents and value for money.

A career in local government offers some of the toughest and most intellectually stimulating challenges as we provide services that affect thousands of lives in many different ways.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council is once again seeking to recruit talented graduates to our range of Graduate Programmes. Each of the schemes offers a unique opportunity to learn new skills, develop professionally and start a career in community-based public service.

Business | Futures : The big one for students interested in working in business

April 25, 2017

USW students forge successful careers in business from a wide range of degree disciplines. Don’t miss out on this fantastic chance to hear industry professionals share their knowledge and expertise, and to find out more about the roles, range of career paths, placement and graduate opportunities available across the sector.

Why Attend?

By engaging with industry professionals you will be able to –

  • Improve your understanding and knowledge of potential career opportunities
  • Understand the importance of work experience and how employers value this experience
  • Gain an insight into the realities of the business sector labour market and industry trends.
  • Gain practical advice on job seeking and the key skills employers are looking for
  • Develop professionally and build your network.

For a full list of employers participating and to reserve your place now
http://bit.ly/businessfutures

7 Days to Go! - Job deadlines coming up..

April 7, 2017

Don’t miss out on these jobs that have closing dates coming up within the next seven days.
Select from Graduate, Placement, Part-time and Volunteering positions.

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

April 7, 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.

Future Leaders Connect - British Council

April 4, 2017

Future Leaders Connect is a new global network for emerging policy leaders. We aim to connect 50 young people (age 18-35) from around the world. We are looking for individuals with ideas, energy and confidence who can passionately articulate their vision for global change.

The best six Welsh applicants will take part in an event at the Senedd in Cardiff on 15 June, where they will have the chance to pitch their ideas to an audience of political leaders and policy experts, the two winners of the heat will join Future Leaders Connect.

8 cracking job hunting tips that will boil your mind!

April 4, 2017

Easter is an eggcellent time to crack on with some job hunting or prepare your CVs ready to get that graduate job you deserve.


Eggsquisite Preparation & Presentation
Chick out the resources on CVs, Applications & Cover letters
http://careers.southwales.ac.uk/applications_cvs/


Eggceptional Job Hunting links
Out Graduate job searches are a great place to start looking for jobs.. no yolk!
There are still loads of jobs to apply for, you’ll be hopping mad if you miss the deadlines!
http://careers.southwales.ac.uk/jobsearch/graduate

Last week of term events from the Careers Service

April 3, 2017

What's Happening?

Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day! Last week of term this week and what a busy one we’ve had this year! We hope you’ve found some events that you’ve been interested in. Still more events to come this week so take a look below:

7 Days to Go! - Job deadlines coming up..

March 31, 2017

Don’t miss out on these jobs that have closing dates coming up within the next seven days.
Select from Graduate, Placement, Part-time and Volunteering positions.

Graduate

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.

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

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.

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.

Fresh new week.. so what's happening from the Careers Service?

March 27, 2017

What's Happening? Greetings! Oh what a beautiful day, we hope that you’re getting your week off to a good start.. loving the sunshine here!

Pleanty of events happening from us this week. Take a look below and see if something tickles your fancy :

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?

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.

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.

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.

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!

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:

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.

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.

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.

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)

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!

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.

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

USW Careers & Employability events this week!

March 13, 2017

What's Happening?

The sun is shining, the weather is sweet! It feels like Spring has sprung this morning and what a welcome feeling that is! We hope you have a great week.. here’s what events are happening over the next 7 days:

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.

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.

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.

GO Wales Work Taster at University of South Wales’ HR Department

March 7, 2017

Stephen O’Shea is a first year Human Resource Management student at USW and a participant on the European Social Fund (ESF) funded GO Wales Achieve through Work Experience Programme which is for young students on higher education courses in Wales who are facing barriers in securing work experience.

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.

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.

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:

Learn to code with PwC - Free workshop!

February 28, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to code or create a new business venture?

Coding and innovation are becoming increasingly important skills in today’s world and could lead to endless possibilities in your career. We will teach you the basics of front end web development through an interactive coding workshop, and introduce you to some key innovation tools and techniques which will help you to develop new ideas or opportunities more effectively in the future.

You don’t need to be studying an IT or Computer Science degree to learn how to code. In fact, this session is aimed at any students who are interested in finding out more about innovation and coding.

Video interviews, are you prepared?

February 28, 2017

Lots of employers have started using video interviews as a stage in their graduate or placement recruitment process, often instead of telephone interviews. These can either be a Skype interview with a human or give applicants the opportunity to record themselves answering several set questions within a time limit for the employer to review later.

Either way if you want to impress then you’ll need to be prepared!

Nervous about assessment centres? Don’t panic, get prepared!

February 28, 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.

Hugh James Solicitors : Open Day

February 27, 2017

Hugh James Logo Find out more about training contracts, paralegal roles and what it’s like to work for Hugh James. Meet current trainees and solicitors, listen to talks from them, our Training Principal and HR Director.

Win £100 and exposure for your art! - Competition with Little Art Collection

February 22, 2017

Little Art Collection The Little Art Collection is a high-end babywear manufacturer creating unique collections of designer-quality baby gifts and essentials by working with British Artists. Our focus is on practical baby basics and making them with attention to detail, quality and design. Everything we create uses digital print which allows for short print runs and lots of choice for our customers, it also allows us the freedom to experiment with a wide range of artistic styles and techniques.

We have recently launched our first British-nature inspired capsule collection (viewable at www.thelittleartcollection.co.uk) and are now looking for artists to collaborate in our Autumn/Winter 2017 collection.

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Working in a school is not just for teachers!

February 20, 2017

If you have not been back in a school for a few years, you may still be under the impression that it is made up of teachers, dinner ladies, caretakers, school nurses and secretaries. What may surprise you is that there are many many different types of jobs available in the school environment – professional, associate professional and in academic support.

All of these jobs have one thing in common; they are there to help shape the future lives of young people.

Part-time Jobs in Cardiff Stadium for Concerts and 6 Nations

February 16, 2017

PMP recruitment are back for two weeks, total of four days, with part-time jobs to working hoppitallity in the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. They will be at Treforest Library at the following days:

20 Feb, 11-2pm : http://careers.southwales.ac.uk/events/2017/feb/20/part-time-jobs-principality-stadium-pmp-recruitmen/
21 Feb, 11-2pm : http://careers.southwales.ac.uk/events/2017/feb/21/part-time-jobs-principality-stadium-pmp-recruitmen/
27 Feb, 11-2pm : http://careers.southwales.ac.uk/events/2017/feb/27/part-time-jobs-principality-stadium-pmp-recruitmen/
28 Feb, 11-2pm : http://careers.southwales.ac.uk/events/2017/feb/28/part-time-jobs-principality-stadium-pmp-recruitmen/

Book in above to get a reminder email.

Do you have an idea for an App based business, but not sure where to start?

February 15, 2017

We can help!

This free workshop will give you some insights into the do’s and don’ts of an app start up, covering:

  • How to know whether your idea is worth £1,000,000 or £1
  • How to best utilise a limited budget
  • How to create a successful marketing plan
  • How to choose the best moment to launch your start-up
  • How to gather stats ready for an angel investors
  • What should you be doing before meeting your developers

Getting into Teaching with the Department of Education #EmployerintheFoyer

February 15, 2017

Are you thinking about your future career?
Do you want a job with a competitive salary and great benefits, but also want a job that makes a difference?

Teaching is a great career that offers both. You could receive a generous bursary to help you train to teach and start on a salary of between £22k and £27k.

To find out more, visit our pop-up stand which is heading to The University of South Wales, Stilts Restaurant, on Thursday 16th February. We will be on campus inside Stilts from 11:00m to 3pm, ready to answer all of your questions about teaching and teacher training.

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

February 15, 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.

Thousands of jobs on UniLife Connect

February 14, 2017

If you are in your final year thinking about what to do after your exams, 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:

Criminal Justice Futures - Get insight into the sector with this employer panel and networking opportunity

February 14, 2017

Careers & Employability in partnership with HASS bring you a careers event focused on opportunities within the Criminal Justice sector.

  • An opportunity to engage and network with professionals working across the sector.
  • Consider how to make those first steps in carving out a career in this sector.

We have confirmed speakers from the Prison Service, Youth Justice Service and Probation Service. We also will have representatives from the Police, local voluntary sector organisations and government departments. Experts will be on hand to discuss research based careers and to talk about strategies for building a career confidently.

Victim Support drop in – How to access services and volunteering opportunities

February 14, 2017

VS Victim Support Want to find out more about the work of Victim Support? Interested in volunteering? or need confidential advice?

They will be on Treforest campus Thursday 16th Feb in the library and student centre 10-3pm

As well as recruiting for their volunteering opportunities, Victim Support will also be here to provide a free and confidential service to support anyone directly or indirectly affected by crime, (a private room is available for personal discussions)
Information about Victim Support services.

Can you smell what Careers are cooking?!

February 13, 2017

What's Happening? We’re cooking up a load more delicious events this week! To give you a little flavour take a look at what’s ahead for the next seven days:

Capgemini Wales Delivery Centre job opportunities and recruitment event (Treforest)

February 9, 2017

Interested in developing your SAP career?

Capgemini are currently recruiting a number of roles with a base of Wales Delivery Centre to either work locally or nationally (SAP ABAP, SAP Basis, SAP PI, etc). Come and talk to our SAP Head of Practice as well as the Head of Applications and SAP practice managers. You will find out how we help clients on their transformation journeys using the latest technologies such as: S/4HANA, IoT, UI5, Digital, Cloud and Mobile.

To view our existing job openings please visit: https://unilifeconnect.southwales.ac.uk/students/organisations/jobs/215813/capgemini-uk-plc

NewLaw Solicitors come to USW - Graduate Opportunities #EmployerintheFoyer (Treforest)

February 9, 2017

Don’t miss this great opportunity to come and speak with NewLaw Solicitors at Ty Crawshay next Monday 13 February.

They will be based near the Moot Court (by the bust near main reception) with a stand promoting their graduate paralegal roles in their Cardiff office. They would like to speak to LLB & LLM students.


This is a drop in event but you can book in for an email reminder

Book a reminder

Airbus come to USW plus add more vacancies on UniLife Connect!

February 9, 2017

Airbus Defence and Space We are very happy to announce that Airbus currently have 17 vacancies listed on UniLife connect. These are great opportunities for Engineering, Computing and Business students.

Take a look at those beauties here: https://unilifeconnect.southwales.ac.uk/students/organisations/jobs/234170/airbus-group

Airbus have also confirmed a presentation that will be centred around these opportunities and will take place in G219, Treforest between 11-12pm, Thursday 26th February.

Students from all areas are welcome to attend and can also discuss placement & summer opportunities at the stand in G Block Foyer between 12-2pm.

British Council EmployAbility Summer Internship Scheme 2017 (Cardiff)

February 7, 2017

Applications for the British Council Summer Internship Scheme are now open for the 2017 cohort; a diverse range of fantastic digital internships across the British Council’s Arts and Corporate Head Quarters teams.

The following internships are available:

  • Software Engineer Internship
  • Games Internship, Arts
  • Literature Internship, Arts
  • Digital Marketing Internship, Arts
  • Cultural Skills Internship, Arts

Do you want to train to be a Probation Officer?

February 7, 2017

National Probation Service logo Do you want a challenging, fulfilling career where you make a difference to people’s lives?

Do you want to earn a good salary whilst gaining a professional graduate level qualification?

Do you have a criminology or similar degree and experience of helping people change challenging behaviour?

Recruitment for Probation Officer training opens in February 2017 for vacancies in the South of England and Wales.

Graduate and Placement Opportunities with Airbus : Presentation & Drop-in (Treforest)

February 2, 2017

Airbus Defence and Space Airbus have confirmed a presentation that will be centred around placement & graduate recruitment for Engineering, Marketing, Business and Computing students will take place in G219, Treforest between 11-12pm.

Also, Students from all areas are welcome to attend and can also discuss placement & summer opportunities at the stand in G Block Foyer between 12-2pm.

Career Opportunities with Tata Steel : Presentation & Drop-in (Treforest)

February 2, 2017

Tata logo Tata have confirmed a presentation that will be centred around placement & graduate recruitment for Electrical Engineers and placement recruitment for Supply Chain & Logistics students will take place in G219, Treforest between 11-12pm.

Students from all areas are welcome to attend and can also discuss placement & summer opportunities (across Engineering, ICT, Business and Supply Chain) at the stand in G Block Foyer between 12-2pm.

Graduates from different areas of the business in Tata will also be attending.

EY complete the final employer line up for Finance Futures

February 1, 2017

EY logo

EY join the list of major employers and professional bodies attending the Finance Futures employability conference next Monday.

EY have a variety of undergraduate and graduate programmes across a range of areas including Actuarial, Assurance, Consulting, Law, Tax, Technology & Transactions. Mike Pink, Audit Senior and Ellis Millar, Business and Account Support Senior (USW History graduate) will be on hand to tell you what it’s like to work at Ernst and Young, what opportunities are available and what key skills EY are looking for.

But it doesn’t stop there – we have 16 major employers looking to talk to you about a range of roles their organisations have to offer:

CVs & Sarnies : Lunchtime CV hints and tips in Newport

February 1, 2017

CV and Sarnies

Learn tips for an Ace CV over lunch in Newport – bring your Sarnies!

Whether you’re a first year, or final year – Is your CV up to date?
Are you applying for a placement, Graduate job or part time job and need to have an ace CV. If so, this session is for you.

30 minute bookable sessions, open to all!

Finance Industry Interviews – know what questions you are likely to be asked at interview?

January 31, 2017

With the interview season upon us, it’s time to brush up on your question answering skills and impress those recruiters! Even the most seasoned blagger can find themselves unstuck when presented with straightforward questions so, while you’re arranging the perfect outfit, why not prepare some perfect answers too?

Now is the time to do you research, prepare yourself to answer competency style questions and ensure you can answer anything they throw at you such as what you think caused the financial crisis (asked previously by RBS) or how you’ve dealt with challenging situations (HSBC).

A career in Finance isn’t just for Accounting and Maths students

January 30, 2017

Employers within the Finance sector are very keen to attract students from a range of degree subjects. So if you’re studying business, humanities, life or social sciences, engineering sport or IT you’ll find a job to match your talents and aspirations within finance.

Customer development, marketing, sales, fraud investigation, tax consulting and risk analysis are just some of the roles open to candidates with any degree subject. With potential starting salaries of £35,000 + your team work, problem solving, communication and analytical skills are in real demand.

To find out more and for the opportunity to speak to some major graduate recruiters sign up for the Finance Futures Conference next Monday 6th February on the Treforest campus.

Finance Futures Keynote Speaker announced! – ‘Where Finance has taken me’ Brian Pickett

January 30, 2017

Brian Pickett We are delighted to welcome Brian Pickett Director of Finance at Rhondda Housing Association to USW to deliver a keynote speech at our Finance Futures event next Monday.

Brian is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, having qualified in 1994 and more recently obtained an executive MBA from Warwick Business School. He has worked across the public and private sectors, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Standard Chartered Bank, the Audit Commission and National Audit Office. He joined Rhondda Housing Association as its Finance Director in January 2015, following a period with Welsh Government. At Welsh Government he was the Head of Innovative Funding for Housing and Regeneration and oversaw the implementation of the Welsh Housing Bond with M&G Investments and a new revenue funding stream to deliver 1,000 new affordable homes across Wales.

THIS is what's happening this week!

January 30, 2017

What's Happening? USW Careers have got a lot of events on this week which a lot are inclusive to all. We thought we’d send you one phat news item for you to digest and click through to anything you might be interested in..

South Wales Police #EmployerintheFoyer

January 26, 2017

Police on the beat South Wales Police are visiting to promote upcoming recruitment within the force for:

  • Police Officer
  • Special Constable
  • Police Community Support Officer
  • Public Service Centre Staff (Control Room – 999 call handling)

Media opportunities for UEFA Final in Cardiff

January 26, 2017

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) will be giving a short presentation on the different volunteering roles that will be available at the UEFA Champions League Final Cardiff 2017, what the volunteers can expect and what the application process will be.

They are recruiting over 1000 volunteers to assist at the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final in Cardiff in June.

Would you like to feature in the pre-match ceremony, performing in front of 200 million viewers or help in the media centre?

Reed Scientific - Science Jobs in South Wales (Employer talk & Drop-in)

January 23, 2017

Reed Scientific Reed Scientific will be giving a talk on finding science jobs in South Wales (and across the UK). They will also give tips on CVs, LinkedIn and interviews as well as talking about some of the recent USW science graduates they have placed.

It’s the perfect event for Applied Science Students.

The session will be covering:

GO Wales Placing Students into Work Experience

January 19, 2017


GO Wales Project places its first students into career focused work experience placements with local employers!

The European Social Fund (ESF) funded GO Wales Achieve through Work Experience Programme is for young students on higher education courses in Wales who are facing barriers in securing work experience.

The GO Wales Team at USW have been very busy during the Autumn Term meeting lots of students and helping them to put their career plans into action through exploring potential work experience opportunities. GO Wales work with all kinds of employers in Wales to create tailored, flexible work experience designed to fit around students’ other commitments.

Two month Internship Opportunities in China

January 17, 2017

CRCC-ASIA logo The British Council is offering up to 6 places exclusively for students (penultimate year) and graduates at a Welsh university, to do a two month CRCC Asia internship programme in China.

Candidates must be in receipt of a Maintenance Grant.

The internship programs in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen are delivered by CRCC Asia and are part of the prestigious Generation UK-China initiative.

Recent leaver? Can you help us please?

January 16, 2017

DLHE logo USW Careers is currently trying to contact USW graduates of 2016 to take part in a career destination survey.

Every year we ask all those who have recently completed a course to take part in a survey called Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) to find out what happens to them after graduating from their course.

If this is you please could you spare 5 minutes of your time to complete this survey if you haven’t already done so at – http://careers.southwales.ac.uk/DLHE

If we don’t hear from you our telephone callers will shortly be in touch with those who haven’t manged to get around to completing the survey online to complete it with them.

THANK YOU!

Admiral : Undergraduate Summer Internship Programme 2017

January 12, 2017

We are looking for talented candidates to join our summer 2017 Undergraduate Internship Programme.

Working closely with senior managers, you will be responsible for your own projects and specific deliverables in core areas of the company, for example:

Find out about working in a Summer Camp in America : USA Summercamp come to USW

January 9, 2017

USA Summercamp are coming to USW with a number of presentations and drop in events.

What is Summer Camp?
Summer Camps in America are places for children and sometimes adults to enjoy a summer in the outdoors acquiring new skills, games and experiences. Camps like to employ international staff to help run the camp – these are the camp leaders. Each year we send over 1,100 young people aged 18+ to work in summer camps around the USA.

Grads In Games – Helping Students Break Into the Games Industry

January 4, 2017

Want to work in the exciting and rapidly growing games industry?

Grads in Games run two exciting competitions for undergraduates aspiring to enter the gaming industry. Entrants pick their speciality from code, character art, environmental art, animation and VFX and go through a three-stage process designed by professionals to mimic a standard recruitment process in industry.

What’s up for grabs?

  • A chance to win a job or internship opportunity with leading UK studios.
  • Many entrants use the skills and portfolios they developed through the competition to secure a job in the games industry upon graduation.
  • Receive personal feedback on your work and advice from professional industry programmers, artists and animators.
  • Experience an interview panel with judges from the games industry, and receive tailored feedback to improve your employability.

Business/Engineering Intern for Ensinger

December 13, 2016

ENSINGER is a global company specialising in engineering plastics manufacturing, distribution and precision machining from with more than 40 locations throughout Europe, USA, South America and Asia. In the UK Ensinger has 7 sites with its UK Head Office based in South Wales. Ensinger is market leader in the UK serving industries such as aerospace, medical, Oil & Gas and autosport to name just a few.

A Little Christmas Present from USW Careers!

December 13, 2016

It’s the last week of term and you are probably looking forward to catching up with family and friends over the Christmas vacation.
Christmas is a time for giving and our elves have been busy preparing some lovely gifts for you, please click on your presents to unwrap them!

PwC's Women in Business Opportunities 2017

December 12, 2016

PWC logo On this programme, you’ll get the chance to enjoy this unique opportunity to spend time with these successful women who’ll demonstrate the variety of opportunities available across our many Business Areas.

Thinking of working abroad? GoinGlobal is a huge resource focused on International Opportunities

December 12, 2016

GoinGlobal Banner
Whether you’re looking for job or internship opportunities, GoinGlobal is your one-stop shop for expert knowledge on the global job market. The database includes over 80,000 pages of content curated by local industry experts, providing country-specific career and internship resources for students and professionals interested in working domestically or internationally. We proudly license to over 650 organizations across the globe.

Guest lecture with Laura Tenison MBE - Creative Futures

December 8, 2016

On the 13th January, we are thrilled to be joined by Laura Tenison MBE, director and founder of maternity and baby brand JoJo Maman Bebe. Laura will be joining us at the ATRiuM to talk to students about her career and the success of her brand, JoJo Maman Bebe.

Airbus Defence and Space Student Presentation Competition 2017

December 7, 2016

We are primarily looking for exciting and innovative ideas encountered during your study or research. The best entries will be invited to give a 20 minute presentation on their chosen topic at the National
Student Space Conference, 4th March 2017,,to a panel of industry experts and an audience of students from across the country.

Top tips on searching for jobs and placements on Unilife Connect

December 7, 2016

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

Unilife Connect is currently jam packed with thousands of opportunities and employers are adding more every day. There are currently around 300 employers on the system with live vacancies, and if you bear in mind that most of these have multiple roles available (some hundreds) then that adds up to a whole lot of opportunities for students to apply for!

PwC Graduate and Placement Opportunities in Cardiff & Swansea

December 5, 2016


Graduate jobs, Summer Placements, Year Out Placements and Work Experience Opportunities

Leading professional services company PwC have posted their opportunities based in their Cardiff and Swansea offices on Unilife Connect for roles starting in summer 2017. Opportunities include graduate jobs, year out and summer placements as well as other work experience programmes.

New Psychometric & Aptitude tests for you!

December 1, 2016

We’re delighted to announce our new online practice aptitude tests from Assessment Day. The new tool integrates Assessment Day’s practice aptitude tests with our Employability Tools.

The integration with Assessment Day tests means that we provide a range of 12 aptitude tests designed to prepare candidates for tests commonly used by employers during their recruitment and selection process. The aptitude tests include numerical, verbal and logical tests.

Creative Data Academy - FREE places in London and Edinburgh (April 2017)

November 30, 2016

For university students interested in career opportunities within data, digital and analytics.

What is Creative Data Academy?
Every year, Creative Data Academy invites 30 students to join us for a free 3-day workshop to explore graduate career paths in data, within the marketing and advertising industry. This area of work has become one of the fastest growing sectors for employment and skills in maths, social sciences, human behaviour, insight, technology and analysis are in high demand.

Law Futures – Final Line up confirmed!

November 30, 2016

We are pleased to confirm the final line up for the Cheese & Wine evening. A fantastic list of organisations will be on campus looking forward to speaking to law students (regardless of year) about their organisations, and the work experience and graduate opportunities available.

Make sure you make the most of this fantastic opportunity by booking your place and thinking about how you can impress the employers on the evening. Book here

Wanted: Home Visiting Volunteers in the Rhondda Cynon Taff area

November 29, 2016

Home-Start is one of the leading family support charities in the UK.

Home-Start volunteers help families with young children deal with the challenges they face. They support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

Home Start are looking for Home Visiting Volunteers in the Rhondda Cynon Taff area.
To get invloved and make a real difference take alook at their vacancies on UnilifeConnect:

https://unilifeconnect.southwales.ac.uk/students/jobs/detail/497976

Just one week to go to the cheese and wine evening…make sure you’re fully prepared for any line of conversation!

November 28, 2016

Next Monday evening is your chance to network with people who could turn out to be your future boss. You’ll want to impress, you’ll want to ask all the right questions and you’ll want to ensure you tell them what they want to hear.

Every firm has a ‘wish list’ of skills and competencies that they expect you to demonstrate during their recruitment process. They’re not just looking at academic ability, they want to see your potential client and colleague interaction skills.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) - Customer Service Consultant

November 22, 2016

Customer Services is one of the busiest lines of business at HMRC with over 22,500 staff. We deal with over 45 million individuals and businesses through Pay As You Earn (PAYE), Self-Assessment, National Insurance, Debt Management and Specialist Taxes. The money we bring in pays for the UK’s vital public services and benefits for those who need them.

Our customer service consultants are at the heart of everything we do and we need a large and diverse team to help businesses and individuals to get their tax affairs right. We interact with all kinds of people, in fact, almost everyone comes in contact with HMRC at some point. As one of our consultants you’ll be at the forefront of contact with our customers both by telephone and written communications. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to move into a role that will deliver unparalleled levels of customer service. You will develop and grow your skills whilst also contributing to improving public services.

Are you looking to become an excellent teacher?

November 21, 2016

Whether you are a fresh graduate or a career changer, come along to one of our gaining vital school experience programmes to find out how you can train to teach with AET.

Come and meet us on either 2 December 2016 or 11 January 2017.

The programme will consist of a day in our training centre at Euston House, London followed by a day at your convenience in either a local primary, secondary or special academy within the Group.

Great opportunity for an unemployed Psychology student

November 16, 2016

Insight HRC are currently looking for an administration assistant to work in their offices in Newport.

Insight HRC Ltd provides assessment and development consultancy and services to organisations based in Wales and the rest of the UK, Our team of consultants includes Business Psychologists, Leadership and Management Development Experts, Trainers and Facilitators, Coaches and HR Professionals.

Key day to day responsibilities:

  • Preparing a wide variety of documents using Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Organising training venues, travel arrangement and accommodation
  • Co-ordinating and booking participants and candidates to our programmes
  • Managing the diaries of our team members
  • Answering the telephone and dealing with enquiries
  • Preparing materials for clients including for training and assessment events
  • Using specific software and online platforms to administer psychometric assessments, 360 feedback and other questionnaires
  • Input data and perform basic analysis to support the production of management information
  • Responsible for filing and office tidiness
  • Undertaking the testing of job applicants (training will be provided)

Closing date is 22nd November 2016

Anyone who would like an informal chat is welcome to call Pip Gwynn on 01633 415361 or 07885 282705.

It is currently advertised as a six month job but they are hoping to make this a permanent role following the initial six month period.

For the full listing and how to apply please visit:
https://ams.careerswales.com/Public/Vacancies/View.aspx?vid=35349

Paid Art and Music Coach Opportunities with SuperStars

November 16, 2016

Do you want to work part time in a primary school around your University studies?
Are you passionate about Art or Music?
Do you want a job that you will love?

SuperStars are currently looking for Part Time Art and Music Specialists to join our team.

We are looking for organised, positive, passionate individuals who want build a career with us, or use the experience they get to progress onto teaching.

Future Legal Mind 2017 launches offering students a major career boost and cash prizes

November 16, 2016

Legal essay award opens to law students this week with a £5,000 top prize

The third annual Future Legal Mind award launches this week, offering UK law undergraduates the chance to win a valuable work placement and cash prizes totalling over £7,000.
The prestigious award, in association with industry publication Lawyer 2B, offers the country’s brightest legal minds a leg up into a much sought after profession.

£500 of Amazon vouchers for telling us about your future career

November 15, 2016

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…

  • £100 of Netflix Gift Cards (given away every week!)
  • Two x £500 Amazon vouchers

Paid Software and Systems Engineer Internship with up to a £12K bursary

November 9, 2016

Northrop Grumman Internship and Bursary Programme

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernisation to government and commercial customers worldwide.

The Cheltenham Office was established in 2015 and this year Northrop Grumman announced positions for 5 placements with a new bursary of up to £4k per year for up to 3 years, paid summer placements and training opportunities in the holiday periods.
Students will have the opportunity to work across one or more engineering domains, from research and development, through to software development, system engineering, infrastructure design, technical authoring, and testing; in application domains including Cyber, innovation, research and development and big data.

A recent USW graduate is currently working at Northrop Grumman on a Cyber Programme:

Hi, I’m Mike,
After battling through the ‘horrors’ of school, I looked at many different Universities and decided that I wanted to study in the University of South Wales. I already had an interest in computers and gadgets, and so I followed in the footsteps of my brother and applied for a Bachelors (BSc.) in Computer Science. After year, 1 we could choose what path we wanted to take. I chose Network Management and Security. I learnt a lot during this time and enjoyed it thoroughly. I was then accepted onto a Masters (MSc.) in Information Security & Computer Crime. I particularly enjoyed the Forensics module of this very comprehensive course, and nearing completion of this course, I began applying for roles within the Police, where I was successful in obtaining an administration role.
Within 6 months I climbed the ladder due to hard work and the strong backing of my university degrees. I then became a Crime Investigator. After a year I relocated and transitioned to the Metropolitan Police Service. After 3 successful years of being a Systems/Business Analyst, an attachment to the Counter Terrorism Unit provided me with DV/Strap clearance; I was also a volunteer Special Constable!
I now find myself as a Vulnerability Research Engineer within Northrop Grumman! I can highly recommend the company as a place to work for. We are working on cutting edge technology and new projects for some of the most impressive customers in the UK including security agencies. We regularly work with our Global Northrop Grumman colleagues and recently I’ve even had the opportunity to attend Cyber Academy training presented by the American team! The future is looking bright at NG!
Good luck and hopefully see you soon!
– Mike Williams

Northrop Grumman are visiting our campus in Pontypridd on the 10th November where you can meet them face to face to find out more about the programme – book your place now!

This Thursday – Meet 70 Top Employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 8, 2016

Your invitation to meet employers with thousands of graduate jobs and placements

There are only two sleeps to go until this year’s Opportunities Fair on Thursday, are you excited yet? We are!!

On Thursday (10th Nov) we’ll have 70 major graduate recruiters packed into the Sports Hall with thousands of graduate jobs, year out placements and summer placements up for grabs.

Exhibitors include PwC, BT, Qatar Airways, Deloitte, CGI, L’Oréal, Capgemini, Dyfed Powys Police, Airbus, JET, Welsh Government, Peacocks, National Museum of Wales, The WRU and lots more. Full details of the exhibitors are on the event website.

The fair takes place on the Treforest Campus in the Sports Centre 11.30 till 3pm and is the place to go for second year students looking for a year out or summer placement and for final year & postgraduate students looking for graduate jobs.
Lots of employers also have summer placements or other programmes which are open to first year students and some even offer sponsorship.

“Use these last couple of days before the fair to plan your visit” says Matthew Evans, Central Careers Team Manager “Full details on exhibitors and the event programme is available on the website, so you can check on who’s going to be there and the opportunities they have. Employers are looking forward to meeting good students, so be sure to create a good impression, check out 5 Mistakes not to Make at a Careers Fair and our guide to making the most of careers fairs – essential reading for anybody attending the fair!.
Identify the employers that you really want to meet, get there early, take a notepad and get stuck in!”

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exibitors, and their opportunities is available on the event website.
Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Win £100 and exposure for your art!

November 8, 2016

The Little Art Collection is a high-end babywear manufacturer creating unique collections of designer-quality baby gifts and essentials by working with British Artists. Our focus is on practical baby basics and making them with attention to detail, quality and design. Everything we create uses digital print which allows for short print runs and lots of choice for our customers, it also allows us the freedom to experiment with a wide range of artistic styles and techniques.

We have just completed our launch ‘British Nature’ collection due to launch this Autumn/Winter, and are now looking for artists to collaborate in our Spring/Summer 2017 collection.
Winning artists will be offered;

  • £100 per image chosen for inclusion within the collection
  • A short artist bio in product packaging
  • A short artist bio online next to their products
  • Acknowledgment in promotional and PR activity surrounding their products


The brief:
The theme for our Spring/Summer 2017 collection is ‘Interests and Hobbies’ (music, sport, literature, dance, travel, etc.). This collection is about appealing to parents’ personal hobbies and interests and creating fun designs for them to enjoy with their babies.

We’re looking for artists to create illustrations/paintings/drawings around our ‘Interests and Hobbies’ theme which can later be worked into repeat patterns for textile baby products such as blankets, bed linen, accessories, etc. Here are a few examples of art we have worked with in the past;


Almost all of our products are unisex so artists should consider this when choosing their ‘Interests and Hobbies’ subject matter. Our target audience are most likely to be affluent men and women aged 25-35 years and affluent women aged 55-65 years buying gifts for new parents.

The Little Art Collection claims no rights to these images, for illustration purposes only.

Hints & Tips:

  • We’re looking for art that communicates e.g. passion, emotion, nostalgia, movement
  • We’re open to any technique, from watercolour to graffiti!
  • We like work with lots of colour (too much black can make patterns harsh)
  • Keep it simple – lots of detail makes it hard to work images on a smaller scale
  • A nice clear/well defined outline is important (watercolour, fine liner, etc.)
  • You might prefer to submit a single illustration or to set a scene/number of scenes with your work (conversational pieces are well suited to the market)
  • We’re trying to move away from the typical baby print (but please don’t forget that babies will be using and enjoying these products with their parents)
  • We’re looking for art that works for both baby boys and baby girls (unisex)
  • As a brand, our focus is on creating quality products for our customers

How to enter:
Any artists wishing to collaborate should submit low resolution scanned jpegs of their work by email to artsubmissions@thelittleartcollection.co.uk by 5pm on 30 November 2016. Winners will be notified over email within 28 days of the closing date.

BT Graduate Programme - Opportunities across the UK and in ROI

November 7, 2016

You might know us for our home phones and broadband, but there’s more to BT. With customers in over 170 countries, we’re using the power of communication to make a better, more connected world.

At BT we live and breathe technology. Our systems and services are used by over 7,000 corporate and public sector organisations, including 94% of FTSE 100 companies. At the other end of the spectrum, we’re developing an app that can calculate your heart rate and breaths per minute just by looking at you.

As a BT Graduate, you’ll use the power of communications to change the world. But that’s not all:

  • Get involved in groundbreaking projects, from BT Sport to Mobile.
  • Unlock your potential with a great support network.
  • Enjoy excellent rewards and great benefits.
  • Make a difference to society through volunteering.

Furthermore, our Technology graduate programme will give you exposure to some truly innovative technologies. You’ll work with some of the best technical people in the industry and you’ll take on real responsibility for real projects.
We’re currently recruiting for the following Technology graduate roles:

  • Software Engineering – design, implement and support mission critical applications, networks and systems for customers who require highly secure solutions.
  • Network Engineering – design, develop and integrate network solutions to enable better communications across the UK and the whole world.
  • Security – take innovative steps to protect BT and our customers’ organisations – from research and investigation, to IT architecture and assurance.

What you’ll need to apply

To apply for our Technology graduate programme you’ll need:

  • To have or be predicted a 2:1 degree or higher (or a 2:2 with a postgraduate degree) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Maths, Physics or other IT-related subject
  • At least 280 UCAS points from your top three A levels (excluding general studies)
  • A genuine passion for technology

What you’ll need to succeed

Amazing opportunities call for amazing people. Are you a team player who takes personal responsibility for the difference you make? Are you passionate about customers? Do you relish challenges and seize every chance to learn and develop new skills?
For full details about the opportunities, and our entry requirements, visit btgraduates.com

BT are looking forward to meeting USW students at the Opportunities Fair on Thursday 10th November.

Science Opportunities at Markes International

November 7, 2016

Graduate and placement opportunities in Llantrisant (near Cardiff)

Markes International is a manufacturer of scientific equipment for analysis of trace-level chemicals from air and materials and has been at the forefront of scientific, engineering and software innovation for the past 20 years.

Based in Llantrisant, South Wales with additional facilities in Germany and the US, Markes exports its products to over 60 countries worldwide. They are used extensively in multiple routine and research applications – everything from environmental analysis to metabolomic studies.

Recent USW Graduate: Stacey Alexander
Degree: Forensic Chemistry BSc
Current Position: Technical Sales Specialist Team Leader at Markes International Ltd.

Free LinkedIn profile shots for you!

November 7, 2016

What does your LinkedIn photo say about you?
LinkedIn profiles with professional photos get 14 x more views and 40% more InMail responses than profiles without a photo. A poor LinkedIn profile photo or no photo at all could mean that you are missing out on opportunities.

Does your profile photo..

  • Show as the standard Joe bloggs image because you haven’t got around to uploading an image yet?
  • Include other people that you have tried to crop out ?
  • Feature props such as sunglasses and hats ?
  • Look poorly lit or blurry?
  • Use Instagram and filter?
  • Feature you puckering up, with a goofy or duck face expression?
  • Show you way off in the distance?
  • Have a busy background?
  • Show you in casual dress?

YES then you definitely need a new profile photo!

Come along to see us at the Opportunities Fair 9th Nov where our professional photographer will be on hand to take LinkedIn headshots for you during the fair.

How to prepare for the photo

  • Smile (with teeth) and look at the camera
  • Dress to impress (suit or smart casual)
  • Make eye contact

Need more help with your LinkedIn profile – Take a look at our LinkedIn information page or book an appointment with a Careers Adviser for feedback on your profile.

'Give Wonky Fruit a Chance' - USW Student on a mission!

November 7, 2016

One of our second year HRM students Karina Sudenyte has just launched a Crowdfunding campaign to get her business idea ‘Wonky-drinks’ off the ground the drinks are made from misshapen, wonky fruit and veg and aimed at tackling the food waste problem. Karina and her partner ‘are on a mission to save 300 tonnes of wonky produce by April 2017 and create the most sustainable juice brand in Europe’:

Wonky has created a robust solution to provide healthy and sustainable drinks to workplace canteens, universities & food-services. Our concept is to deliver reusable dispensing packs of CARBON NEUTRAL juice – saving WONKY fruit and veg, preventing them becoming food waste.

Can you support this endeavour?
Take a look at the CrowdFunding page: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/wonky-drinks

Could you teach in Primary School?

November 7, 2016

By training to teach primary, you’ll have an extraordinary impact during some of the most crucial years of a child’s development. No two days will ever be the same as you teach subjects across the curriculum. You could also be eligible for a bursary to help fund your training. Alternatively, you could earn a salary while you train with School Direct or Teach First

We are in the thick of the application season, and students from all disciplines and across all campuses will be considering this as a profession.

With this in mind we have a workshop next Monday (14th Nov) at Newport City Campus, Newport, room A16, 9.30am, with speakers from both England and Wales, discussing the training opportunities and application process.

To ensure you make the right choice of training and ensure your application makes the grade book into this free workshop:

Book a place here

Spaces are limited.


Meet Science employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 4, 2016

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

The 2016 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:

Airbus Group – Airbus Defence and Space, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Celsa Steel UK, GE Aviation Wales, Markes International, PCI Pharma Services (PCI), PRA Health Sciences, Protherics UK (BTG), SPTS Technologies, Tata Steel

As well as these science companies lots of other employers value the skills developed by science degrees so it’s really worth checking the programme to see all of the opportunities available.

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exhibitors, and their opportunities available on the event website. Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Register your interest in attending the event
(It is not a requirement to register in advance, you can book in on the day.)

Book a place here

Meet Law firms at the Opportunities Fair

November 4, 2016

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

The 2016 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:

Admiral Group plc, Convey Law, DAS Law, Dezrezlegal, Hugh James Solicitors, NewLaw Solicitors, PwC

As well as these law firms lots of other employers have legal departments and specific graduate legal schemes such as BT, Admiral and PwC – it’s really worth doing your homework before you visit the fair.

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exhibitors, and their opportunities available on the event website. Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Register your interest in attending the event
(It is not a requirement to register in advance, you can book in on the day.)

Book a place here

Sports employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 4, 2016

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

The 2016 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 sports recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, including:

AmeriCamp, Camp Leaders, Dyfed Powys Police, SuperStars, The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), USA Summercamp

As well as these sport recruiters many employers have opportunities for students from any subject and they value the skills gained on a sports degree, so it’s really worth checking out the programme to see all of the opportunities on offer.

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exhibitors, and their opportunities available on the event website. Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Register your interest in attending the event
(It is not a requirement to register in advance, you can book in on the day.)

Book a place here

Meet Maths employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 4, 2016

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

The 2016 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:

Admiral Group plc, Airbus Group – Airbus Defence and Space, CIPFA, Deloitte, EY, GE Aviation Wales, GM Financial, GORS, GSS, Legal and General, MotoNovo Finance, NHS Wales Finance Academy, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership – Procurement Services, Office of National Statistics, OSTC, PwC, Qatar Airways, Tata Steel, The Operational Research Society, Wales Audit Office, Welsh Finance Conference, Welsh Government – Knowledge and Analytical Services

As well as these recruiters many employers have schemes which are open to any subject and they value the skills developed on a maths degree so it’s really worth checking out the programme to see all of the opportunities on offer.

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exhibitors, and their opportunities available on the event website. Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Register your interest in attending the event
(It is not a requirement to register in advance, you can book in on the day.)

Book a place here

PwC’s Technology challenge

November 3, 2016

PwC want to hear from students about how their student experience could be improved through the use of technology, either before, during or after university.

The challenge is open to all University students studying in the UK. You don’t need to be a technology specialist or study a technology degree to take part in this challenge, but simply sharing an exciting idea which shows passion for education enabled by technology. You need to be able to reflect upon the ever changing digital world around you and then submit an idea which Universities could respond to. You’ll use our cutting edge idea management platform to submit your ideas and collaborate with others.

The winners will be awarded a week’s placement with our tech teams across Belfast, London or Manchester (depending on their uni) and will immediately be placed within a project or become part of a bid team etc. Based on their performance, they have the potential to be offered a grad or placement role, which would enable them to bypass the traditional assessment and interview process.

To find out more and enter the competition, please follow the link: http://pwc.to/2dRxQHW.

The applications are open until Friday 18th November and we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.
This is a great opportunity for you to get involved and kick start your career with PwC, especially considering how simple the application is!

IT Employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 2, 2016

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

The 2016 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:

Acorn Recruitment, Admiral Group plc, Airbus Group, Airbus Defence and Space, Alert Logic, BT Group, Capgemini, CGI, Deloitte, Dezrez, Dyfed Powys Police, Fujitsu, IntaPeople, LexisNexis – Risk Solutions UK, NCC Group, NHS Wales Informatics Service, Northrop Grumman (NGC), PwC, Tata Steel

As well as the big IT companies there are also lots of employers with graduate schemes and placements for computing students such as PwC and Deloitte so it’s really worth checking the programme to see the opportunities available.

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exhibitors, and their opportunities available on the event website. Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Register your interest in attending the event
(It is not a requirement to register in advance, you can book in on the day.)

Book a place here

Meet Humanities employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 2, 2016

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

The 2016 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:

Admiral Group plc, Amazon, AmeriCamp, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Camp Leaders, CIPFA, Deloitte, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, EY, GM Financial, Government Operational Research Service (GORS), Hilton, Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, Legal and General, L’Oréal, MotoNovo Finance, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership – Procurement Services, Peacocks, PwC, Qatar Airways, SuperStars, USA Summercamp, Welsh Government

As well as these recruiters many employers have schemes which are open to any subject and they value the skills developed on a humanities degree so it’s really worth checking out the programme to see all of the opportunities on offer.

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exhibitors, and their opportunities available on the event website. Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Register your interest in attending the event
(It is not a requirement to register in advance, you can book in on the day.)

Book a place here

Engineering Employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 2, 2016

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

The 2016 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 opportunties, including:

Airbus Group, Airbus Defence and Space, Axiom Manufacturing Services, Bouygues, BT Group, Celsa Steel UK, Crest Nicholson, Dawnus Construction, GE Aviation Wales, Kautex Textron, Kier Construction, Markes International, Network Rail, Northrop Grumman, PCI Pharma Services, Protherics UK (BTG), Qatar Airways, Raymond Brown Construction, RGB Recruitment Ltd, RAF, SPTS Technologies, Tata Steel, Willmott Dixon Construction, WRW Construction

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exhibitors, and their opportunities available on the event website. Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Register your interest in attending the event
(It is not a requirement to register in advance, you can book in on the day.)

Book a place here

Business employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 2, 2016

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

The 2016 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:

Admiral Group plc, Amazon, Axiom Manufacturing Services, Celsa Steel UK, CIPFA, Deloitte, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, EY, GE Aviation Wales, GM Financial, Hilton, Legal and General, L’Oréal, MotoNovo Finance, Network Rail, NHS Wales Finance Academy, OSTC, Peacocks, PwC, Qatar Airways, Tata Steel, Wales Audit Office, Welsh Finance Conference.

As well as these recruiters many employers have schemes which are open to any subject so it’s really worth checking out the programme to see all of the opportunities on offer.

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exhibitors, and their opportunities available on the event website. Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Register your interest in attending the event
(It is not a requirement to register in advance, you can book in on the day.)

Book a place here

Meet Accountancy & Finance employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 2, 2016

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

The 2016 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 accountancy & finance recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, including:
Admiral Group plc, Celsa Steel UK, CIPFA, Deloitte, EY, GE Aviation Wales, GM Financial, Legal and General, L’Oréal, MotoNovo Finance, NHS Wales Finance Academy, OSTC (Wales) Ltd, PwC, Qatar Airways, Wales Audit Office (WAO), Welsh Finance Conference

As well as these finance recruiters many employers have dedicated graduate finance schemes so it’s really worth checking out the programme to see all of the opportunities on offer.

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exhibitors, and their opportunities available on the event website. Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Register your interest in attending the event
(It is not a requirement to register in advance, you can book in on the day.)

Book a place here

Meet Social Science employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 2, 2016

Your invitation to meet to meet Social Science recruiters with graduate jobs and placements

The 2016 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 Science recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, including:

Admiral Group plc, Amazon, AmeriCamp, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Camp Leaders, Deloitte, Dyfed Powys Police, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, EY, Government Operational Research Service (GORS), Government Statistical Service (GSS), Hilton, Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, Legal and General, L’Oréal, NHS Wales, Office of National Statistics, Peacocks, PwC, Qatar Airways, The Operational Research Society, USA Summercamp, Welsh Government – Knowledge and Analytical Services

As well as these recruiters many employers have schemes which are open to any subject and they value the skills developed on social science degrees so it’s really worth checking out the programme to see all of the opportunities on offer.

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exhibitors, and their opportunities available on the event website. Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Register your interest in attending the event
(It is not a requirement to register in advance, you can book in on the day.)

Book a place here

Employers want to meet Creative Industries students at the Opportunities Fair

November 2, 2016

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

The 2016 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.

Exhibitors that Creative Students would be interested in include:
Admiral Group plc, Amazon, AmeriCamp, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Camp Leaders, CardiffWorks, Deloitte, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, EY, Hilton, Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, Legal and General, L’Oréal, Peacocks, PwC, Qatar Airways, SuperStars, USA Summercamp, Welsh Government

Creative industries students develop skills which are transferable across lots of industries and job roles and employers are keen for you to see the opportunities they have and what you could bring to their business. It’s really worth checking out the programme to see all of the opportunities on offer.

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exhibitors, and their opportunities available on the event website. Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Register your interest in attending the event
(It is not a requirement to register in advance, you can book in on the day.)

Book a place here

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

November 1, 2016

The next BID (Bright Ideas Den) is taking place on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at Treforest 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 Friday 18th November 2016

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

Fully funded post graduation internship opportunity for home students to go to China

October 31, 2016

Interested in gaining funded international work experience and building your post-graduation career prospects?

Consider doing an internship in China! Over the next 2 months, CRCC Asia is running its annual Global Scholarship Program and accepting applications for British Council Funded Generation UK China Placements. Find more information on these funded opportunities below.

Generation UK China Funding

Student and recent graduates in the UK now have the opportunity to apply for British Council Funded Generation UK China placements in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen across 14 professional sectors. The British Council fully funds successful applicants who wish to undertake a CRCC Asia Internship Program for 2 months and meet the following criteria:

Assessment Centre Training Course For Visually Impaired Students

October 31, 2016

Dear student,

We are pleased to be offering our third assessment centre training course for visually impaired students and recent graduates.

This free* course is fully accessible and will be delivered by Ian Wright of Fortuna Training Ltd.

Since our last course in September, one candidate has already attended an assessment centre and secured a graduate scheme position for 2017.

The training includes psychometric tests, a presentation and group exercise, competency-based interview practice, tips for succeeding at assessment centres and advice specifically for visually impairment applicants.

The event will run from 11am – 5pm on Thursday 1 December 2016 at the Blind in Business Office (4th floor, 1 London Wall Buildings, London, EC2M 5PG). We are able to meet candidates at Moorgate or Liverpool Street station.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day.

We are only able to offer six places per course. To apply, please send your CV to: jessica@blindinbusiness.org.uk

Applications close at 12pm on Thursday 17th November 2016.

Best wishes,

The Careers Team
Blind in Business

*Successful candidates will be asked to pay a fully refundable £30 deposit to secure their place, owing to high drop out rates at previous events.
We reserve the right to postpone the training if the spaces for each event have not been filled.

Thousands of graduate jobs and placements at the Opportunities Fair

October 31, 2016

Your invitation to meet to meet 70+ top recruiters

The Opportunities Fair is less than two weeks away and whether you are looking for a fantastic graduate job, year out placement, summer placement, or something different and exciting to add to your CV then there is something on offer for everyone. Particularly when you bear in mind that most of the employers are recruiting students from any subject area.

The full programme is now available to download on the event website so students can check in advance who they should talk to at the fair on Thursday 10th November.

USW Careers have been talking to the employers about their recruitment plans and around half of them have been able to confirm the numbers they plan to recruit this year.

Over 2,000 graduate jobs on offer

With only half of employers having confirmed their recruitment numbers for this year we know that there are at least 2,000 graduate jobs being promoted at the fair. Plus the other half of employers will recruit similar numbers – some don’t even have a limit, they’ll take on all of the students and graduates that they like!

Over 1,200 year out and summer placements available

Employers will be looking to fill over 1,200 year out and summer placements at the fair. Again only half of employers have confirmed their numbers so there will be a lot more that this and some recruiters don’t even have a limit!

Hundreds of opportunities overseas

There are hundreds of exciting overseas opportunities available including graduate jobs, year out placements and summer placements. If you are looking to have an interesting experience, develop new skills and add something different to your CV then this is your chance.

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exhibitors, and their opportunities available on the event website. Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Register your interest in attending the event
(It is not a requirement to register in advance, you can book in on the day.)

Book a place here

Now over 70 Top Employers Confirmed for the Opportunities Fair!

October 31, 2016

Even bigger and better than last year, this really is our biggest and best fair ever!

The line up of exhibitors for the 2016 Opportunities Fair has been confirmed, with over 70 top graduate recruiters booked in to attend. The event takes place on the Treforest Campus in the Sports Centre on Thursday 10th November.

“Every year I tell people that this is going to be our biggest and best fair ever, well the 2016 fair is going to be even bigger and even better than last year! This really is our biggest and best fair, ever! We have a fantastic range of leading graduate recruiters confirmed for the event, including PwC, BT, Qatar Airways, Deloitte, CGI, L’Oréal, Capgemini, Dyfed Powys Police, Airbus, JET, Welsh Government, Peacocks, The WRU and lots more.” says Matthew Evans, Central Careers Team Manager.

“This is a key event for final year students looking for graduate jobs, and first and second year students interested in placements and other work experience opportunities.”

“My advice to students is to get a heads up by visiting the fair website to identify the employers they want to talk to on the day, know what they do and the opportunities they have. The fair will be busy and you’ll want to make sure you have enough time to talk to all the employers you want to meet, so do get there early.”

“You really don’t want to miss out, so pop this date in your diary. If you book in advance on Unilife Connect then we’ll send you a reminder.”

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exhibitors, and their opportunities is available on the event website. Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Your Guide to … Making the Most of Careers Fairs


Your guide to making the most of careers fairs (Blog post)

Admiral Graduate Programme in Cardiff

October 26, 2016

Insurance firm Admiral is on the hunt for “ambitious and enthusiastic” graduates to join its Cardiff-based headquarters as part of its annual graduate programme.

Interested graduates need to act quickly though, as the closing date for applications is Friday 28 October 2016.

The programme is split in two – with a core programme open to students of all disciplines, and an analyst programme open to students of STEM subjects or equivalent highly-mathematical degrees.
The core scheme lasts 18 months, and graduates will do three six-month placements in that time.

The analyst scheme lasts 24 months with three slightly-longer placements which each last eight months.

Both are designed to give new graduates a chance to shape their careers with Wales’ only FTSE 100 company and come with a salary of £20,000.

Depending on where the placements take the successful candidates within the business, they’ll have the chance to gain additional qualifications paid for by Admiral.
Graduates with the right language skills could also find themselves at Admiral’s overseas operations in Spain, Italy, France or the USA.

All members of staff, including those on the graduate scheme, are eligible to get free shares, discounts at nearby shops, yoga sessions and free gym usage via the Admiral scheme.

For more information about the roles and to apply, visit Unilife Connect.

You can meet Admiral at the Opportunities Fair on Thursday 10th November.
(Our friends in Admiral have told us that they will still be actively recruiting for their graduate schemes at the Opportunities Fair.)

Three Mobile Reimagined Learning Challenge

October 25, 2016


Don’t know what to do after university? We know the feeling. When you’re thinking about your future career, it’s hard to know what opportunities are out there.

That’s why MyKindaFuture is teaming up with Three Mobile to host an online challenge giving you the chance to win a spot in Three’s unique Reimagined Learning Training Programme for undergrads.
This is a 3 day work experience programme that will have you working with Three employees on a project at their HQ in Maidenhead.

This is an awesome chance to develop your skills and knowledge in the telecommunications industry, boost your CV, and enhance your presentation and teamwork skills.
Interested? Apply now: bit.ly/ReimaginedLearning

Competition closes on 1st Nov, so don’t delay!

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

October 24, 2016

Get prepared for the Opportunities Fair!

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 10th November. Full details of the employers attending, and their opportunities is available on the event website and hard copy programmes are also now available.

“Events like this only happen once a year so it’s important to make the most of them.” Says Matthew Evans, Central Careers Team Manager.

“Students who get the most out of the event will be the ones who do their homework in advance by checking out the employers who will be there, finding out what opportunities they have, and prioritising the ones they really want to meet.”

If you’re not sure how to prepare for the fair then you may want to come along to the workshop we are running next week which will help you to consider how to network and communicate appropriately, gather essential information and ensure you make a good first impression!

Book a free place here: Prepare for the Fair Workshop

Other help preparing for careers fairs:

Win a year of Netflix, give us your feedback!

October 19, 2016

Take the trendence survey because we’re giving away…

  • £100 of Netflix Gift Cards (given away every week!)
  • Two x £500 Amazon vouchers

Click here to enter the competition!

We want to know which employers you like, and how you’re feeling about your future career. We use the results to put together research reports to help universities and employers across the UK, so that they know what kind of job you want.

It only takes 15 minutes and you can even complete it on your mobile!

It’s quick, it’s convenient, and you can win great prizes! Why wait?

Take the survey now : www.trendence-gradbarometer.co.uk


Would you like to know more about trendence? Here’s some extra information:

The trendence Graduate study is the UK’s most comprehensive piece of research into students’ views on graduate careers and recruitment: over 52,000 UK students took part last year. trendence also powers The Guardian UK 300, so ranking your favourite employers is a great way to influence their status in the publication.

trendence is an excellent tool for helping students to think about graduate careers: the questions require you to rank employers in a variety of ways, helping you to think laterally about your career options and why you like, or don’t like, certain companies.

Your answers are completely anonymous. You are welcome to read our data protection policy protection policy.pdf.

trendence abides by all MRS codes, ESOMAR codes and ISO 20252. We are conducting this survey in partnership with your Careers Service.

TOP SECRET download: Cardiff Christmas Retail Jobs 2016

October 19, 2016

Looking for a Christmas job this year? We have a list of companies, recruitment dates and their associated websites which are all, or will be, recruiting for Christmas jobs this year.

Some have already started recruiting so if you’re looking for a Christmas job download the list here:

Download the PDF here
(You might need to log in with your Uni ID and password.)


Need a little help with your CV, applications or interviews?
Take a look at our online guidance resources here to get you started.

Part-time Jobs in the Principality Stadium #EmployerintheFoyer (Treforest)

October 19, 2016

Would you like to work part-time in the Principality Stadium for the Wales matches?
We have PMP Recruitment in Treforest with these opportunities!

Here’s the full details:

Casual Bar Staff Wanted Cardiff – Principality Stadium

You must be 18 as you will have to serve Alcoholic Beverage.

£6.70 – £7.55 per hour
(National Living Wage applies to over 25s)

Dates available:

Wales v Australia – Saturday 5th November
Wales v Argentina – Saturday 12th November
Wales v Japan – Saturday 25th November

Identification needed to register

British Citizen: UK Passport of Full Birth Certificate & proof of National Insurance Number (HMRC letter, P60, P45, Job Centre letter)
EU National Citizen – Passport or National Identity Card
Non EU National Citizen: Passport & Valid in-date working VISA

Where is registration?

First Floor, Library, Treforest (By Advice Zone)

This is a drop in event but you can book in for an email reminder on the day:

Monday 24th October Tuesday 25th October Monday 31st October Tuesday 5th November

All between 11-1pm

PMP Recruitment can register you immediately today ONLY if you have any of the above documentation.

If you cannot register today then we will be registering at the following venue on the following dates:

Interserve Learning & Improvement
2nd Floor, Harlech Court
Bute Terrace
Cardiff, CF10 2FE
(Newt to Big Sleep Hotel in Cardiff by Motor Point Arena
On Thursday 13th, 20th and 27th October at 11am & 12pm.

Over 70 Top Employers Confirmed for the Opportunities Fair

October 18, 2016

Even bigger and better than last year, this really is our biggest and best fair ever!

The line up of exhibitors for the 2016 Opportunities Fair has been confirmed, with over 70 top graduate recruiters booked in to attend. The event takes place on the Treforest Campus in the Sports Centre on Thursday 10th November.

“Every year I tell people that this is going to be our biggest and best fair ever, well the 2016 fair is going to be even bigger and even better than last year! This really is our biggest and best fair, ever! We have a fantastic range of leading graduate recruiters confirmed for the event, including PwC, BT, Qatar Airways, Deloitte, CGI, L’Oréal, Capgemini, Dyfed Powys Police, Airbus, JET, Welsh Government, Peacocks, The WRU and lots more.” says Matthew Evans, Central Careers Team Manager.

“This is a key event for final year students looking for graduate jobs, and first and second year students interested in placements and other work experience opportunities.”

“My advice to students is to get a heads up by visiting the fair website to identify the employers they want to talk to on the day, know what they do and the opportunities they have. The fair will be busy and you’ll want to make sure you have enough time to talk to all the employers you want to meet, so do get there early.”

“You really don’t want to miss out, so pop this date in your diary. If you book in advance on Unilife Connect then we’ll send you a reminder.”

The fair will be open between 11.30am and 3pm on Thursday 10th November and full details of the event, the exhibitors, and their opportunities is available on the event website. Students and graduates can register in advance using Unilife Connect or check in on the day using their student card.

Register your interest here

10 tips to help you get the most out of a careers fair

Download PDF Making the Most of Careers Fairs
Careers fairs are your chance to meet employers, gain an insight into the organisation and make a good impression – not just a chance to collect a lifetime supply of free pens! To make sure you get the most out of employer events take a look at our Guide to Making the Most of Careers Fairs

The new GO Wales work experience scheme launches

October 13, 2016


Employers put work experience at the top of their wish list when recruiting graduates, but not everyone finds it easy to get the work experience they need…

The European Social Fund (ESF) funded GO Wales Achieve through Work Experience Programme is for young students on higher education courses in Wales who are facing barriers in securing work experience.

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.

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

October 12, 2016

Paid English language assistant teacher graduate jobs in Japan.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is an official Japanese Government scheme aiming to improve foreign language teaching in schools and to promote international understanding.
The Programme was established in 1987, with 848 participants from four countries. Since then, the number of participants has increased significantly, with over 4000 graduates from around 40 different countries currently participating.

There are 2 positions available for UK graduates on the JET Programme: Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) and Coordinator for International Relations (CIR).
On average, the UK JET Programme sends over 100 ALTs and up to 10 CIRs to Japan each year.

A recent USW graduate, Subane Abdi, is currently in Japan on the JET programme:

“Life in Japan…so far!
In coming to Japan, I wanted to see and experience a whole new culture and way life that would have challenged me, coming straight out of university. When I began applying, irrespective of the long process itself, I knew it was something I wanted to do and pursued it head on.
So far, I have enjoyed pretty much every aspect of Japan and I have come to understand that this is quite the experience and I’m glad I decided to come.
The JET programme is an experience which I am certain you will relish in and enjoy and I know you would not regret this awesome opportunity. So without holding back, jump right in and come to Japan and begin an unbelievable adventure that would surely help mould you for whatever future endeavours you have in mind.
Good Luck!!”

JET are visiting our campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport over the next few weeks where you can meet them face to face to find out more about the programme – book your place now!

Free pizza for your thoughts on an exciting new business

October 10, 2016

Business start-up “S2S” is an online support and development hub for students and we would like to reach out to our potential users to gauge their opinions and feedback on the concept.

Free pizza and drinks to students who would like to attend!

The focus groups:
Newport: NCE09 Wednesday 12th Oct.
Treforest: G608 Thursday 13th Oct.
Cardiff: CA AH304 Friday 14th Oct.

There will be four sessions in each location, one at 12.10pm, one at 1.10pm, one at 2.10pm and one at 3.10pm and will last 30 minutes max.

Interested?
Simply email info@s2shub.com to guarantee a space with your preferred campus, and time or just turn up!

Hope to see you there
S2S

Autumn Careers Fair (Open to USW Students!)

October 6, 2016

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.

Are you interested in communicating science to a young audience? Volunteers needed!

September 29, 2016

Smash a wine glass with sound, create spiral rainbows, use light to heal wounds and explore medical optoelectronics – volunteers needed!

Do these things sound intriguing? Are you interested in communicating science to a young audience? Lab in a Lorry needs volunteers with a scientific or engineering background for events across Wales during school term time from September 2016 until March 2017.

Looking for a Part-Time Job?

September 26, 2016

The Careers Service are holding Part-Time Jobs Fairs in Cardiff on Wednesday 5th October and Newport on Thursday 6th October. Full details of the events and the employers who will be recruiting there are on the event website.

All of the employers will actively recruiting and some will even take CVs on the day, so make sure that your CV is in good order before you go. You might want to get some tips on CVs by taking a look at the CV resources on our website – including an example of a one page CV which is ideal for part-time jobs.

Pop these dates in your diary now, or click on the sign up buttons on the Part-Time Jobs Fair website and we’ll send you a reminder.
Employers are also advertising their part-time jobs on Unilife Connect. Additionally we have a Part-Time Jobs page with suggestions of good places to find a part-time job to fit around your studies.

Hope to see you at the fair!

New year, so many opportunities. Make the most of your time at university

September 22, 2016

For returning students welcome back to the University of South Wales, and to new students a very warm welcome to USW from your Careers Service!

Some of you may already have a really good idea of what you want to do and know exactly how to get there, others may not have even thought about their career plans yet.

Either way it’s important to know what opportunities are out there, understand what employers are looking for, what you need to do to make yourself more attractive to them, know when are the “not to be missed events”, and when the deadlines are so that you don’t miss out.

The Autumn term is a very busy time of year with so much going on students often ask us where to start and we typically hear – “What should I be doing this year?”.

To help you get the most out of university we’ve added a new section on the Careers website which will help you to plan for the things that you could should be doing now. We’ve also broken it down into 1st, 2nd and Final Years to make it easier.

Check out the Making the most of your time at University page now to give your career a kickstart!

Police Student Volunteers are recruiting!

September 19, 2016

Volunteer with South Wales Police on exciting operations and events!

How do I join?
To receive an application form please email:
swpstudentliaisoncardiff@south-wales.pnn.police.uk

Recruitment opens: Tuesday 20th September at 9am
Recruitment closes: Thursday 6th October at 3pm

Further recruitment information is available at: www.svcardiff.org

Or call into Student Volunteering Cardiff (SVC) at 5-78 Museum Place, Cardiff and speak to staff.

If you are successful you will be invited to an induction evening (attendance compulsory)

How can UniLife Connect help you find placements and jobs?

September 12, 2016

Where can I find part-time and graduate job vacancies?

The Careers and Employability Service hosts the UniLife Connect vacancy system which holds thousands of opportunities and more are being added every day. There are currently over 2000 registered employers on the system with live vacancies – some with multiple roles available in a variety of subject disciplines. To view vacancies,log in with your UNI username and password and check them out here: unilifeconnect.southwales.ac.uk


How will UniLife Connect help all students?

UniLife Connect allows users to set their preferences in the type of vacancy, type of work and preferred location. There is a ‘Bookmark’ tool allowing users to easily return to opportunities later and when searching by employers, the ‘Follow’ tool allows users to be notified when an employer adds an opportunity. Preferences can easily be viewed in the ‘Dashboard’ facility.


What guidance is offered to students?

The Employability Tools within UniLife Connect, contain lots of really useful practical tools to help students with career planning and to help them stand out during applications, interviews and other selection activities. Resources include a CV Builder, practice Psychometric Tests, Interview Simulator, Assessment Centre Tool, Career Assessments and the ‘Ask a Question’ tool allows users to ask a quick career related question or receive online help from Career Advisers with applications, in addition to being able to book appointments to meet in person.


How long can students access the system?

Students will have access as a current student until their studies end. This is usually the end of June for undergraduates and the end of September for postgraduates. After this time they will switch to having 'graduate’ access and receive email confirmation when this happens. They then can access appointments up to 3 years (10 interactions max) and access the vacancy system indefinitely.


Vacancies on UniLife

At the bottom of your student home page you’ll find the latest vacancies listed. Select a category and click through to the jobs that interest you.


Need help?
Careers & Employable have an 'Ask a Question’ service where you can fill out a form and get help via email.

'Student Enterprise' the new name for BrightIdeas

September 7, 2016

Hi all,
We would like to announce the brand new name for Bright Ideas: Student Enterprise
We believe that it is a lot more straight forward to what we are about, more direct and we hope you like it!

We’re always looking for students with enterprise and entrepreneurship flare so if you’d like to join up

Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/EnterpriseUSW

Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/EnterpriseUSW

or get directly in touch via our new email address enterprise@southwales.ac.uk

We also have page on this website: http://careers.southwales.ac.uk/enterpriseusw/

Thanks
Natalie
Student Enterprise


Limited appointments from Careers Advisers

September 7, 2016

We currently have a limited amount of appointments for Careers Advisers. If you are unable to find a careers appointment on your campus over the next week or so but need to speak to an Adviser please remember:

  • You can book an appointment with an Adviser on a different campus and they will be able to contact you via phone or Skype.

Jobs via email

September 6, 2016

Introducing a new free weekly email packed with the latest graduate jobs and a summary of news and upcoming events from Careers and Employability.

Sign up is simple, just click below and then click submit of the next page.
Want to unsubscribe, no problem, there will be a link on the email.

Jobs via email

We also auto post all the jobs on our Twitter feed. Follow us!

Career Women Wales Women:in Development Programme

August 26, 2016

The Career Women Wales Women:in Programme is a social leadership training programme that brings together women with different beliefs and perspectives to learn from and share with each other.

The Women:In programme is a great opportunity for women and young women (age 18+) to grow a network, build confidence and self-awareness, develop skills for social action, improve employability and develop their career.

It is a unique chance to gain access to travel and meet people from across the globe, as well as creating positive change locally by developing a SEED funded Social Action Project.

Who is it for?

  • young women at the start of their journey into the world of work who want to amplify the voices of girls in Wales (Trailblazer)
  • women who are looking for the next step into leadership, looking to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset to develop their careers (Social Leader)

Participants will need to be available to attend training on Wednesdays (10am – 3pm), starting October 5 2016, for 6 weeks, and able to commit to working with others to develop a social action project between November and March 2016.

Rugby Enterprise Academy & Caldicot RFC Club Vacancies

August 24, 2016

Be part of the WRU Rugby Enterprise Academy

The WRU is offering university students the opportunity to engage in a hands on experience as a rugby administrators and commercial personnel of the future. Linked to a Principality Premiership clubs, students will work with the club on a range of projects aimed at supporting the club in sponsorship, commercial or marketing activities.

Full details of the role: CLICK HERE
Clubs and project list: CLICK HERE
Application form: CLICK HERE

Please make sure you have read the supporting documents as this contains important information about the role, the clubs and the projects before applying

Please submit your application to ccoleman@wru.wales no later than 2nd September 2016

Admiral Law, Cardiff, are looking for graduates for their Fast Track roles

August 11, 2016

The Fast Track Case Handler Academy are recruiting!

After the success of our last three Fast Track Academies, we’re running another! We’ll be looking for a team of enthusiastic, hard-working individuals who have a passion for investigating claims and getting the best outcome for our clients. You’ll be responsible for managing your own caseload, working to achieve the best possible outcome for our client.

Closing date is 22nd August

Full details and how to apply:
https://admiraljobs.co.uk/vacancies/959/fast_track_academy_admiral_law

BID - Bright Ideas Den - Applications open!

August 10, 2016

BID 2016 is now closed

The next Bright Ideas Den is taking place on Wednesday 14th September 2016 at Newport City 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 (Bright Ideas Den) entry form and submit it by 5pm on Friday 2nd September 2016

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

Pharmaceutical Production Technician for Arcadia Pharmaceuticals - Swansea

August 4, 2016

Arcadia Pharmaceuticals was established by a team of experienced pharmaceutical professionals to bring unrivalled quality, service and integrity to the unlicensed medicines market.

They manufacture and supply the entire portfolio of unlicensed medicines (Specials) and Special Obtains. With a passionate and ethical approach they aim to deliver medicines of the highest quality for the patient while maintaining value for money to the NHS.

They are looking for a Pharmaceutical Production Technician!

Job Details
To carry out the day to day production operations, ensuring that they are carried out in a cGMP/GDP compliant manner and in accordance with authorised Standard Operating Procedures.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Recording of production data
  • Specials unlicensed medicine manufacture
  • Stock management e.g. stock take, stock rotation
  • Monitor equipment performance and identify any failures or improvements where necessary
  • Maintain the hygiene of the production area and equipment
  • Adhere to all health and safety policies

For full details and how to apply please visit:
https://unilifeconnect.southwales.ac.uk/students/jobs/detail/497331

Laboratory Technician at Genesis Biosciences - Cardiff

August 3, 2016

Genesis Biosciences is a global biosciences company with the unique capability to ferment bacteria strains and develop safe and natural microbial and antimicrobial products on a solid foundation of eco-benign® technology.

You could be their next Laboratory Technician!

Job Summary:

To play a supporting role in day to day operations of the Technical Department, in particular Calibration, sample preparation, Quality Control analysis, housekeeping, as well as providing office based administrative support.

Full details and how to apply :
https://unilifeconnect.southwales.ac.uk/students/jobs/detail/495887

Techncial Services Engineer - Siderise, Maesteg

July 28, 2016

The Siderise Technical Services department is in a position to take on a Techncial Services Engineer due to the continued growth of the Siderise business.

THE JOB

  • To provide initial technical support to architects / contractors / installers / distributors for standard products and standard applications;
  • To provide technical support to the internal and external sales teams;
  • The role requires capacity for multi-tasking, providing timely responses to our customers;

THE RESPONSIBILITIES

Key tasks include:

Customer Technical Support

  • Support the use of our products by giving advice on fire, thermal and acoustic insulation (full product and application training will be provided).
  • Provide Technical Responses to advise customers on correct selection, specification and/or use of standard products within the defined limits of standard applications.
  • Fully record technical enquiries and responses in CRM and ensure that Technical Responses are issued to the customer in a timely manner.

Sales Team support

  • Support sales team with technical issues.
  • Deal with day-to-day technical issues as they arise.

AutoCAD Detailing.

  • Interpret customer needs in AutoCAD format for confirmation with the customer.
  • Formulate drawings and details.
  • Save all drawing according to Document Control Procedure

For full details and how to apply please visit
https://unilifeconnect.southwales.ac.uk/students/jobs/detail/495598

Channel 4 are coming to Cardiff!  One week until applications close!

July 26, 2016

Channel 4 are looking for young people of all abilities and backgrounds living in and around Cardiff, for the next C4 Pop Up!

We are looking for 16-25 year olds with a passion for media, who currently reside in and around Cardiff, to attend this exciting event on August 18th 2016.
This event is open to young people of all abilities and backgrounds. All that matters is that they are truly passionate about the media industry and that they have some raw talent that sets them apart from the crowd.

They will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with industry experts, gain career-insider tips and tackle media challenges; whilst focusing on TV production, marketing or journalism.

How to get involved?
Anyone interested in attending should apply via the 4Talent website.
Applications close on August 1st August 3rd
We will be in touch with successful applicants soon after.

Twitter/Facebook:
@mykindafuture @4talent #c4popup
https://www.facebook.com/4Talent

Where?
Chapter Arts Centre

When?
Thursday 18th August 2016

You Can Apply Here!

Graduate vacancies available within the Government Statistical Service

July 21, 2016

Come and join the Government Statistical Service (GSS) as a Higher Statistical Officer (HStO) where you work with a range of government departments, agencies and other public bodies playing a pivotal role in UK Government decision making.

From the economic future of the country to the provision of public services, statistics are vital to every imaginable area of our lives.

You will join a team of data experts across government who work in multi-disciplinary teams to collect, process and analyse the data underpinning our society and economy. From tax to transport, to health, policing and the environment, you can expect to see your analysis hitting the headlines on a regular basis and being used by decision-makers in government and industry at the highest level.

Stats Officers (closing date 4th September):
https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1501646

Temp StO / Data scientists (closing date 31st July):
https://gss.civilservice.gov.uk/blog/2016/07/apply-temporary-statistical-data-scientist-roles-gss/

Marketing & Communications Officer & Junior Designer wanted (Cwmbran)

July 20, 2016

We Fight Any Claim are a business going from strength to strength and are looking to expand in many different areas of our thriving business.

Working as part of the Marketing & Communications Department, they are looking for a self-motivated Communications & Marketing Officer who will help drive online and offline exposure for the company.

They are also looking to recruit a Junior Designer to join their Graphic Design Department.

Take a look at these opportunities here:

200 Enforcement & Compliance Jobs at HM Revenue & Customs

July 18, 2016

HM Revenue & Customs have 200 vacancies in Cardiff, in Enforcement and Compliance, this business area plays a critical part in administering the UK’s tax system. It ensures a level playing field for the majority of businesses and individuals who pay their taxes on time and tackles both the small minority who do not pay on time and the tiny minority of deliberate cheats.

It is a big job that requires many staff with range of professional expertise. Enforcement and Compliance’s 22,000 staff include expert analysts, intelligence gatherers and tax professionals. It is also HMRC’s single biggest line of business (bigger than most Whitehall departments), with staff in 120 locations in the UK and coverage of more than 100 countries worldwide. Our people played a central role in collecting and protecting a record £23.9bn in additional compliance revenues last year by cracking down on tax evasion, tax avoidance, fraud, error and organised crime.

These roles would suit graduates who are looking to join the Tax Profession and the role has a large element of training within it and opportunity for career development within the tax profession, and across the civil service. It offers an alternative route to the fast stream.

Download the candidate pack here

View vacancy on UniLife Connect

Full information and how to apply can be found here

The deadline is the 27th July.

Compliance Internship at GM Financial (12 Months)

July 18, 2016

As the Compliance Intern, you will be a part of our international team; supporting the development of our Anti-Money-Laundering, Sanctions and Anti-Corruption framework for the business. You’ll provide administrative support by assisting team members with day to day tasks which will help to build upon your knowledge of the regulatory environment.

In addition, we will offer you experience in supporting the development and maintenance of our compliance policies, procedures and control documentation. During the course of this internship, you will apply the knowledge you have gained by participating in our programs and projects.

Read the full job details here:
https://unilifeconnect.southwales.ac.uk/students/jobs/detail/492438

Recruitment and Sourcing Executive (Caerphilly based)

July 18, 2016

Position available at Profession Direct

Purpose

  • To support the Operations Manager in the day to day running of the office
  • To assist with the sourcing of suitable candidates
  • To maximise the number of suitable candidates applying for available roles
  • Principal Accountabilities and Job Description
  • To produce Job Adverts using the respective company Job Boards (Reed, Total Jobs, Job Site, etc.)
  • To process all new applications, adding to candidate data base and acknowledge receipt of all applications
  • To discuss the vacancy and job role in detail with the candidate
  • To co-ordinate / progress the interview and selection process, and case manage all allocated cases
  • To manage the outbound social media platforms, to maximise exposure to all available vacancies
  • To attend Client visits when required
  • To conduct face to face and online Skype interviews with the candidate, when required
  • Adhere to the Company DPA policy when transporting or storing client paperwork
  • To conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times
  • To collect clients documentation on behalf of other advisers when required

Salary up to £20k on target earnings.

Download the job description here

For full details please contact: info@professiondirect.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)2920 850 828
Mobile: +44 (0)7855 207181

Civil Engineering Supervisor

July 14, 2016

Natural Resources Wales have approached USW and would welcome any applications from those students with an HNC in a civil engineering based subject.

The role is to assist the Area Civil Engineer in achieving Natural Resources Wales’ policy and targets in Wales, through the supervision of NRW and contract resources. Assist in the planning of upcoming works required to meet stakeholder’s expectations and in monitoring construction of these programmes, which are delivered via the NRW civil engineering framework.

Closing date: 21 July 2016 | Salary: £21,998 | Location: Resolven

https://naturalresources.wales/about-us/working-for-us/vacancies/101520-civil-engineering-supervisor/?lang=en

Opportunity for young people (16-25) to attend free Channel 4 workshop on working in media

July 14, 2016

MyKindaFuture, has partnered with Channel 4 to launch a Pop Up roadshow for 16- to 25-year-olds in five locations across the UK. Workshops will focus on factual production, marketing, or journalism and will be facilitated by our tutors and Channel 4 freelancers.

Young people of all abilities and backgrounds from Cardiff and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply. All that matters is they are truly passionate about the media industry.

Applicants can register on Channel 4’s website at http://4talent.channel4.com/talent-days/cardiff

Registration closes on 1st August 2016


Where and when is it?

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff
Thursday 18th August 2016, 9am to 6pm
Twitter/Facebook: @mykindafuture @4talent #c4popup

Junior Developer Graduate Opportunities in Cwmbran

July 7, 2016

Cwmbran based We Fight Any Claim are currently recruiting 5 Junior Developer posts to start summer 2016, paying £18 – £25K.

Abhi Srivastava from We Fight Any Claim says: “Come and work for an Investors In People Gold standard employer, who have helped customers get offers of over £260million in mis-sold PPI compensation. We Fight Any Claim are expanding, and we want you to join our team. We are already one of the largest employers in South Wales and offer a fantastic range of staff benefits as well as a great remuneration package.”

Full details of the role and how to apply are on Unilife Connect

Great opportunity for an unemployed Psychology student

July 5, 2016

Insight HRC are currently looking for an administration assistant to work in their offices in Newport.

Insight HRC Ltd provides assessment and development consultancy and services to organisations based in Wales and the rest of the UK, Our team of consultants includes Business Psychologists, Leadership and Management Development Experts, Trainers and Facilitators, Coaches and HR Professionals.

Key day to day responsibilities:

  • Preparing a wide variety of documents using Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Organising training venues, travel arrangement and accommodation
  • Co-ordinating and booking participants and candidates to our programmes
  • Managing the diaries of our team members
  • Answering the telephone and dealing with enquiries
  • Preparing materials for clients including for training and assessment events
  • Using specific software and online platforms to administer psychometric assessments, 360 feedback and other questionnaires
  • Input data and perform basic analysis to support the production of management information
  • Responsible for filing and office tidiness
  • Undertaking the testing of job applicants (training will be provided)

Closing date 15 July 2016

Anyone who would like an informal chat is welcome to call Pip Gwynn on 01633 415361 or 07885 282705.

The closing date is 15th July. It is currently advertised as a six month job but they are hoping to make this a permanent role following the initial six month period.

For the full listing and how to apply please visit:
https://ams.careerswales.com/Public/Vacancies/View.aspx?vid=35349

Media students could this be your lucky break?

July 5, 2016

Graduate opportunity in broadcast media company in Swansea

Swansea based Quicklink is one of the leading global providers for cost effective, high quality broadcast solutions in the fields of news, sport, entertainment and corporate media. Quicklink has recently partnered with Microsoft to bring a professional version of Skype to the Broadcast and A/V Conference industry.

They are currently recruiting for a Customer Service Representative to research and work with potential customers. The role is business focused and likely to be particularly interesting to graduates who have an interest in the technology such as Media Production, Media Technology, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Computing.

Application close on the 22nd July and you can apply via Unilife Connect : https://unilifeconnect.southwales.ac.uk/students/jobs/detail/489141/customer-service-representativ

Great Jobs in the South West of England

July 4, 2016

As well as graduate jobs in Wales we list jobs and job searches for all over the country. One area of growth is the south west of England where there are some very interesting vacancies emerging. A great website to look for these jobs is Gradsouthwest.com

Lots of lovely jobs to choose from on this site, these are just a few:

Copywriter in Cornwall
http://www.gradsouthwest.com/jobs/copywriter-penryn-cornwall/772/

Earth Observation Scientist in Plymouth
http://www.gradsouthwest.com/jobs/earth-observation-scientist-plymouth-devon-uk/781/

F1 & Motorsports Recruiter in Bristol
http://www.gradsouthwest.com/jobs/f1-motorsports-recruiter-bristol-uk/779/

Take a look at the full listings here :http://www.gradsouthwest.com/

Jaguar Land Rover Developer Challenge

July 1, 2016

A weekend-long developer challenge to help us Create the Connected Future
Coventry Transport Museum on 22 to 24 July

Cars are now a part of the Internet of Things like any other connected device. Instead of thinking of them as purely mechanical objects that just get us from A to B, we want participants to think about how they can be a part of our connected lives and the wider ecosystem of technology. The developer challenge is focused on how can we use this Connected Future to have a positive impact on people’s lives inside and outside the car.

We are looking for a cross functional selection of participants: whether you are a developer, designer, UX, creative, business person or just want to get involved in shaping the future of the automotive industry, we would love you to apply.

More details and how to apply on www.jaguarlandrover.com/devchallenge

Applications close: 23:59, 8 July 2016

USW Graduate Intern Programme 2016/17

June 21, 2016

Following the success of the Graduate programmes in the last two years, the University is again making a number of exciting opportunities available to students graduating from undergraduate and post graduate studies (and those recently qualified). Qualifications must be those awarded by the University of South Wales. Applications will be accepted also from recent alumni.

Placements will be for up to 12 months working on a project that will stimulate and challenge individuals.

Placements are available in the following areas:

  • Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, Graduate Intern
  • Faculty of Business and Society, Graduate Intern
  • Faculty of Computing Engineering & Science, Student Experience Enhancement Graduate Intern
  • Faculty of Creative Industries, External Engagement Graduate Intern
  • Faculty of Creative Industries, Music and Performance Graduate Intern
  • Directorate of Campus and Student Life, USW Futures Graduate Intern
  • Directorate of Campus and Student Services, Graduate Intern (SDSS)
  • Directorate of Organisational Development, Equality and Diversity Graduate Intern
  • Directorate of Organisational Development, Health and Wellbeing Graduate Intern
  • Directorate of Marketing & Student Recruitment, Enhancing the Student Journey Intern
  • Directorate of Marketing & Student Recruitment, Immigration & International Student Advice (IISA)
  • Directorate of Finance and IT, Finance Graduate Intern
  • Directorate of Finance and IT, IT Graduate Intern

Salaries will be in accordance with graduate opportunities at £19,828 pa, with full terms and conditions of core USW staff applying.

Adzuna Graduate of the Year 2016

June 15, 2016

We’re on the hunt for Britain’s top graduates and we’re offering some great prizes to the brightest and best in their field.

Adzuna has teamed up with some of the sharpest business minds and best companies in the UK to select and reward the top graduates of 2016. We’re giving away some amazing prizes including £1,000 cash, work experience at a top UK company, a CV clinic with a famous entrepreneur and much, much more.

So if you’re top of the class, captain of the rugby team or Student President… you’re in the right place.

Enter here: www.adzuna.co.uk/graduate-of-the-yearl

Online focus group participants needed

June 15, 2016

Warwick Institute for Employment Research are recruiting students to participate in a series of online focus groups of approximately an hour and half to be held in June and July.

NEW - Graduate Jobs via Email - Subscribe here!

June 9, 2016

Introducing a new free weekly email packed with the latest graduate jobs and a summary of news and upcoming events from Unilife Connect.

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Research, Intelligence and Systems Officer position at Bridgend County Council

June 6, 2016

Bridgend CBC is embarking on a radical change programme for the next four years. Like other UK local authorities, the Council is facing difficult decisions on how to meet the needs of the whole community with a reducing budget. It is estimated that the Council will have to make significant savings by 2020. The Council will have to make fundamental changes to meet the unprecedented challenges ahead.

A high performer with expertise in research and intelligence, you will lead a small team to provide a research function to inform decision-making and development of strategies and plans and supporting other services to engage with the community and other stakeholders. In particular, you will lead on the Well-being Assessment under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act for the Local Well-being Plan and other assessments. The officer will also support the information sharing relationships with the Public Service Board (PSB) partners and oversee the activities of the PSB Data and Intelligence Group.

How far would you go to fight UK hunger? How about your local Tesco?

June 6, 2016

This summer, come and help FareShare make a difference to vulnerable people in your local community by taking part in the Neighbourhood Food Collection. We are looking for volunteers to help out for a few hours, collecting donations of store-cupboard essentials from Tesco customers.

FareShare is a UK wide charity fighting hunger and food waste. We redistribute good food that would otherwise go to waste to over 2,290 frontline charities and community groups that support vulnerable people.

The food that you would be collecting is combined with the fresh surplus we receive from the food industry and sent out to local charities and community groups to be cooked up into a hot meal for someone who needs it.

You would be helping us by handing out our FareShare shopping list and receiving any donations from customers. It’s a really simple and quick way to give back to your local community – in 3 hours you could collect enough food for 500 meals!

Kick-start your digital career with Acorn’s IT Bootcamps!

June 2, 2016

So, how could you kick-start your digital career?

IT ScreenAcorn, one of the UK’s leading multi-specialist recruitment and training agencies has a solution: IT Bootcamps. Acorn’s IT Bootcamps is a new initiative to provide graduates with the opportunity to land employment with some of the UK’s leading technology firms, becoming a Junior Software Developer in just six short weeks. Aimed at learners from a range of STEM disciplines, the training Bootcamps have been designed exclusively to meet the demands of the IT industry.

It's #Volunteersweek!

June 2, 2016

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and it’s taking place right now from the 1-12 June 2016.

We’d like to say thank you to all the volunteers that have worked for the University and those who have taken up positions all across Wales and the UK through our links with volunteering organisations.

Big thanks to those organisation who have got involved with us through volunteer fairs and posted vacancies on UniLife Connect.

Graduating this summer?

June 1, 2016

Your Careers Service is still here to support you…

Exams are over, the sun is shining (or at least it is while I’m writing this news item!) and lots of you will soon be heading off to do new exciting things.

If you’ve already lined up a top graduate job or a place on a fantastic postgraduate course then congratulations, and we look forward to hearing all about it when we contact you as part of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey later on in the year.

If you are still job hunting, haven’t started job hunting, or not even sure what you want to do yet then don’t panic, as the Careers & Employability Service is still here to help you even after you’ve left the University.

Some tips to get you started:

  • Use the resources on the careers website to help you:
    • Consider your career options
    • Search for jobs
    • Present yourself well on CVs, applications and build your LinkedIn profile
    • Practice for aptitude tests (psychometrics)
    • Prepare you for interviews and assessment centres
  • Meet with a Careers Adviser face to face, by telephone, or via Skype to:
    • Consider your career options
    • Get feedback on your applications or CV
    • Prepare for interviews and assessment centres
  • Use our “Ask a Question” online service to let us know your query / question, especially if you can’t manage to meet/book an apointment with a Careers Adviser.
  • Use Unilife Connect to:
    • Search for jobs
    • Find out about events
    • Access our “Employability Tools”

USW Placements ‘Speed Networking’ Recruitment event a success

May 31, 2016

On 10th May, the FBS Work Placement Team (part of the Careers & Employability Service) with the support of the Business School held a very successful ‘speed networking’ recruitment event on a summer seaside theme, for students seeking to undertake a 10-week Business internship next academic year. First year students attended the event, all of whom came prepared with expectations of building relationships and having a constructive conversation around potential placement opportunities.

Call for Volunteers Cardiff Mini Film Festival

May 24, 2016

We are looking for volunteers to assist at the Cardiff Mini Film Festival.

The Role: Steward

The Date: 26th June from 11am 'til 7pm

The Location: Little Man Coffee shop in central Cardiff

The Cardiff Mini Film Festival believes that films can be made on very little or no budget, just pure hard work and dedication from the people involved. With this in mind we bring you a festival where money is not the key to a great film.

All kinds of people come to our festival, from actors to musicians, as well as special guests from within the industry.

National radio competition offers career opportunity at Global

May 24, 2016

Creative competition offers a foot in the door at one of Britain’s biggest radio companies

A radio advertising competition is offering the opportunity for a budding marketeer to get a foot in the door at British media & entertainment group Global.

The creative competition Creating Waves, now in its second year, is offering one lucky winner a work placement at Global, the media & entertainment group which is home to some of the UK’s best loved radio brands including Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X and Gold.

The Creating Waves initiative, which asks creative hopefuls to submit a 30-second radio ad script for the chance to further their careers, is run by personal injury advice service National Accident Helpline. The company has partnered this year with Global following the successful launch of the competition in 2015.

Beth Powell, National Accident Helpline’s Marketing Director, will be helping to judge the entries for Creating Waves 2016. She said: “Last year’s competition showed us just how much talent there is in this competitive industry. We feel it’s important for marketing specialists such as National Accident Helpline to support aspiring creatives to get a leg up in their careers.

“Global is a dream partnership for this year’s competition. The opportunity for budding advertisers to gain access to Global’s world-famous studios in London, and for their work to be examined by top industry experts, will open doors for our winner and shortlisted entrants.”

As well as the chance for an internship at Global, the winner will have their script made into a real-life ad for a National Accident Helpline awareness campaign by recording artists at the Global studios. Two runners up will also have their ads made to bolster their portfolios.

Simon Forster, Creative Director at Global, became the driving force behind the partnership after spotting an article about the competition in an industry publication. He said: “I got in touch with National Accident Helpline after spotting an article about last year’s winner, Michael Kettles.

“It was really inspiring to see what they were doing for promising creatives and I thought there was a lot of potential for Creating Waves to be even bigger and better this year.

“Global is, without doubt, one of the country’s most influential institutions for advertising. I’m really excited that we’ll be making a difference to exceptional aspiring creatives who deserve an opportunity to get a foot in the door.”

Willow (left) studied at the University of South Wales and was one of last year’s finalists.

Last year’s Creating Waves winner, Michael Kettles, studied Creative Advertising at the University of Huddersfield. He says that winning Creating Waves has been great for his CV.

When asked what advice he would give to this year’s entrants, he said: “Imagine you’re talking to one person, right next to you. Would you scream and shout? Use overly complicated language? Keep it simple, be honest and try to have fun with it.”

Rhondda Cynon Taff Council Graduate Programme

May 20, 2016

There are nine graduate posts up for grabs within Rhondda Cynon Taf council, but applications need to be in by noon on Friday 3rd June.

Rhondda Cynon Taff Council recently launched their Graduate Programme 2016 with opportunities in IT, Finance, Accountancy, Civil Engineering, Property, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering and HR.

There are 9 graduate roles in total:

  • Customer care, Graduate Officer – Digital Service Delivery
  • ICT, Graduate Officer – ICT & Digital Transformation
  • Highways and Streetcare Services, Graduate Officer – Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering (two posts)
  • Corporate Estate, Graduate Officer – General Practice Surveyor
  • Corporate Estates, Graduate Officer – Mechanical/Electrical Engineer or Building Surveyor
  • Operational Finance, Graduate Officer – Revenues & Benefits
  • Accountancy, Graduate Officer – Accountancy
  • Human Resources, Graduate Officer – Projects (open to any degree subject)

Says Councillor Maureen Webber, deputy leader of RCT council, “One of our priorities over recent years has been the provision of employment and training opportunities for our young people.

“Through our apprentice and graduate schemes, alongside a range of other employment schemes, well over 100 young people have had the opportunity to work for the council and, in the case of our apprentices, undertake accredited training.

“Having launched our graduate scheme in 2004 it is great that we are now seeing a number of former ‘graduates’ in management positions within the council and we want to continue this trend with our next intake.

“Despite the fact that UK Government austerity measures continue to have an impact on the council, we are committed to investing in priority areas for our residents and, as part of a three year investment programme of £200m, this is why we are investing over half a million in our apprenticeship and graduate schemes.”

The vacancies are available on Unilife Connect

Are you interested in working as a RN or RMN within Aneurin Bevan University Health Board?

May 20, 2016

CALLING ALL STUDENT NURSES

Come and see what we can offer you on Thursday 2nd June 2016.

You could walk out of our recruitment event with a job offer!

We are now running a dedicated recruitment programme and welcome applications from Student Nurses who are about to qualify.

We currently have a range of exciting opportunities for Registered Nurses within Medicine, Surgery, Mental Health, Community Hospitals and our Nurse Bank.

In September 2015 we introduced the 'Journey of Excellence’ rotational programme within Medicine, Surgery, Community and Mental Health. Candidates preferred speciality and location will be discussed at interview.

Please complete an application form before attending the event on 2nd June 2016.

Closing Date: Wednesday 25th May 2016

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water - Graduate Opportunities

May 18, 2016

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, Earth Science, Business, Civil, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, and Maths / Statistics.

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

They are recruiting for three areas:

Water, Wastewater and Retail Services – Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science and Business
Capital Delivery Alliance – Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Process Engineering
Data Science – Business Science, Analytics, Statistics

Details of the roles and how to apply are on Unilife Connect

The application process involves an application form, with a closing date of the 6th June, online tests, telephone interview and an assessment centre.

ICSA Student Open Evening

May 18, 2016

On 9 June we are holding an open evening to introduce the world of the company secretary to anyone interested or considering this as a career option. While little-known, the role, due to its breadth and the exposure it has to the highest levels of business at an early stage in an individual’s career, is very attractive when better understood.

You will hear from current company secretaries what drew them into the profession, how they qualified and why they love what they do. Staff from a specialist recruitment company will talk about routes into the profession, potential career paths and earning potential. Finally, ICSA will present on routes to qualification and how to stay in touch.

The profession is open to all (i.e. there are no subject pre-requisites) but is particularly attractive to law, business and accounting students.

Could your ideas change the world?

May 17, 2016

Welsh ICE 24 Hour Lock In

The 24 Hour Lock In concept is one which was developed at ICE, influenced by activities across San Francisco, London and Tel Aviv. Starting at 14:00 on Friday the 3rd of June, up to 25 young people (between 18 – 24) will work in small teams to develop ideas around a challenge which will be revealed to them on the day.

Due to additional sponsorship, we’re able to add an additional FIVE spaces onto our 24 Hour Lock In!

HMRC recruiting for 480 vacancies at Cardiff tax office

May 17, 2016

HMRC recruiting for 480 vacancies at Cardiff tax office
Full-time posts for customer service consultants with starting salaries of up to £20,000

The HMRC plans to replace its present network of tax offices with a smaller network of large regional centres, which will include expanding the office in Cardiff from 2,100 staff to around 3,800 by 2019/20. As part of this reorganisation HMRC plan to move from the current office at Ty Glas, Llanishen, and move to another site in the city.

The Cardiff tax office is mainly a processing centre with some technical jobs and the new roles will be customer facing. The deadline for applications for the 480 posts is May 31.

Details of the roles and how to apply are on Unilife Connect

Don’t forget that if you are applying for this or any other jobs then the Careers Service is very happy to help you with your application. You can find resources to help you on our website and in the Employability Tools section of Unilife Connect. You can also book an appointment with a Careers Adviser or use the Ask a Question online service to get help with your applications or to prepare for interviews and assessment centres.

USW Placements ‘Speed Networking’ Recruitment Event

May 16, 2016

On 10th May, the FBS Work Placement Team (part of the Careers & Employability Service) with the support of the Business School held a very successful ‘speed networking’ recruitment event on a summer seaside theme, for students seeking to undertake a 10-week Business internship next academic year. First year students attended the event, all of whom came prepared with expectations of building relationships and having a constructive conversation around potential placement opportunities.

In total, 25 employers participated including Dragonsavers Credit Union, DS Smith, Effective HRM, Gwent Police, Home Start Rhondda Cynon Taf, RCT Council, Newport Gwent Dragons, Proxima, South Wales Chamber of Commerce, Tenovus Cancer Care, Welsh ICE, Quicksmart IT and the Urdd Gobaith Cymru.

Fun was also had with the Giant deckchair and “selfie” props that were provided, along with ice cream and chips to celebrate the end of the students first year of study.

If you have any questions about the 10 week Business internship get in touch with Julie Gould

For questions about placements please contact uswplacements@southwales.ac.uk

The Young Theatre Designer Award

May 13, 2016

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Theatre Set and Costume Design Competition: judges: Sam Mendes, Caro Newling and Mark Thompson

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the musical has wowed audiences since it opened in 2013 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. During the show, the audience are transported into the wondrous world of Willy Wonka’s Factory in this 'lavish feast for the eyes’.

Incredible designers, from costume to lighting, to automation and set, have all worked together to bring the well-known story to life! With design such an important element of the show, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory team now want to find the next generation of theatre designers!

If you have an interest in set or costume design then this is your opportunity to submit original design ideas for the hit musical and be in with a chance to meet the award-winning creative team.

How does it work?

The Young Theatre Designer Award is split into two separate categories, set and costume design. You can submit a design for any of the characters or scenes.

If your set moves, or features some 'special effects’ – we’re keen to hear and see how that would work.

Entries will be judged in two age categories: 13 – 18 and 19 – 21.

You need to be quick as the deadline for entries is Monday 6th June 2016

Lesotho Teacher Placement Programme

May 13, 2016

The Lesotho Teacher Placement Programme (LTPP) is now entering its twelfth year and is a highly-respected professional development programme for Welsh and Basotho teachers. The programme is run by Dolen Cymru and the British Council Wales through the Welsh Government’s International Education Programme.

This is a six-month volunteer placement programme for fully or newly qualified teachers, who are from Wales, work in Wales or who were trained in Wales. It is also part of a 6 week volunteer programme for teachers from Lesotho (WTPP) in conjunction with the Welsh teacher placement.

Mentor or teacher?
For its 2017 programme, Dolen Cymru is looking for three individuals to take up the posts of Teachers on the programme and one individual to take up the post of Mentor for the group. The Mentor is Dolen Cymru’s supervisor on the ground and is responsible for ensuring the health and well-being of the rest of the group during the programme as well as supporting their professional development. Ideally, the Mentor should be someone with over 3 years’ teaching experience with experience of teaching in a developing country and of managing/mentoring others.

The Mentor position is not paid, but the Mentor does receive a higher stipend than the other teachers (£1100 p/m) in recognition of the added responsibility that they have. We are looking for a confident and skilled individual who is a good communicator and facilitator to take up this position. The Mentor is given support in-country by the Lesotho Wales Link and is line managed from Wales.

The Mentor will be expected to work 3 days in a local school as a teacher would, but to dedicate the other two days a week to supporting other teachers (Welsh and Basotho) through school visits, running training workshops or accompanying them on health or administration-related visits e.g. to renew a visa. Please download the mentor person specification for more details and the application form here.

Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for this programme, you need to be:

  • A qualified teacher teaching in a school in Wales
  • Or a student teacher currently training in Wales, who will be qualified by September this year
  • In possession of a valid passport (passports must be valid for at least 6 months before entry)
  • Able to cope with conditions very different to that in the UK
  • In good physical and mental health

Stipend
You will be expected to attend two training courses in Wales before flying out to Lesotho in January

  • Dolen Cymru will offer in-country support through the group mentor and though its partner organisation in Maseru
  • Participants will be given a stipend of £640 per month, which will more than cover accommodation and food.
  • The mentor teacher on the programme will receive a stipend of £1100 per month to cover all living costs and work related expenses.
  • Return ticket to the UK will be provided to all participants who complete the 6 month placement, as well as full insurance.
  • Dolen Cymru will arrange flights, in country transport, accommodation, school placement, briefings, in country support and insurance.

Exciting Paid Placement Opportunity at USW!

May 9, 2016

There is currently a great paid placement opportunity at USW working in partnership with UNICAF.

The role is within Marketing and Communications and includes IT and paper development across the University.
Take a look at the Job Description here

Applications close on 22 May 2016

How to Apply
Application Procedures

Please forward an expression of interest detailing how you meet the person specification to jo.smedley@southwales.ac.uk by midnight on 22nd May 2016.

Job listing
https://unilifeconnect.southwales.ac.uk/students/jobs/detail/463269

My experience as a volunteer?

May 9, 2016

It was a wonderful experience and I would have loved to able to do it all over again this summer, if it weren’t for previous commitments. In just three months I’ve learnt so much. It offered me the practical experience I needed, making me understand how to actually use the knowledge I already had.

I was given the opportunity to work in a professional environment alongside amazing people that made me feel very welcome and appreciated, helping me overcome (most of) my anxiety, making me feel confident. I left Interlink with a 'can do’ attitude and it has shown throughout the year. It was an experience that added to the person that I am today and I thank you all for your kindness and support, and especially for allowing me to be part of the team!

Thank you!

Oana

South Wales Valleys Project - Volunteering Information Evenings

May 9, 2016

Come along and find out more about volunteering with Samaritans

  • Meet people who already volunteer
  • Find out more about the organisation and what we are doing in the South Wales Valleys
  • You can call to book your place or just turn up on the night

Pontypridd
Wednesday 11th May, 7 to 9 pm
St Catherine’s Church Hall, Upper Church Street, Gelliwastad Grove, Pontypridd CF37 2UF

Aberdare
Thursday 12th May, 7 to 9 pm
New Horizons Mental Health, 16 Dean St, Aberdare CF44 7BN

Porth
Tuesday 17th May, 7 to 9pm
Llwyncelyn Hotel, North Rd, Porth, Mid Glamorgan CF39 9SH

Volunteering Opportunities for University of South Wales Students

May 5, 2016

Voluntary work is an excellent way to gain the skills and experience you need while helping a great cause. It gives you the experience and proves you have the drive employers are looking for. A little bit of volunteering can give you vital skills within your chosen field.

Interlink have provided a extensive list from top voluntary employers and the positions they have on offer.

Employers confirmed for the Summer Careers Fair 2016

May 5, 2016

Find graduate jobs and placements starting in summer 2016

Exhibitors for the Summer Careers Fair have been confirmed with 50 top graduate recruiters booked in to attend. The event takes place in Cardiff City Hall (Cathays Park) on Tuesday 7th June. This fair is organised by Cardiff University Careers Service, but USW students and graduates are invited to attend.

Euros Evans, Head of Careers says “There are a fantastic range of employers coming to the fair who are actively recruiting to fill graduate jobs and placements starting this summer. Including Abercrombie & Fitch, Capgemini, Deloitte, EY, Majestic Wine, MotoNovo Finance, UK Hydrographic Office, PwC, Teach First, Zodiac Seats and lots more!”

Wales International Documentary Festival - Volunteers needed

April 29, 2016

Volunteers Needed!

WALES INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 12-14 MAY 2016

This is an exciting opportunity to help out and get involved at the Festival which is based in Blackwood. You will meet and greet visitors to the festival and assist with any queries. There will also be opportunities to assist with technical work and in the box office.

You will also have the opportunity to see the Films.

There will be an Induction event on Wednesday the 11th May at 2pm where full information and training will be given on what is expected of volunteers at the festival. All volunteers need to be available for this session.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided, as well as free entry to the festival for the 3 days.

Applications are especially welcome from candidates who can communicate in Welsh and those who possess technical skills – knowledge of audio visual equipment; people with film making experience might be asked to help with filming the festival.

Expression of interest along with details of availability should be sent to Nina: ninalangrish@hotmail.com by Friday 6th May 2016.

www.widf.info

Considering freelancing or have an idea for a new business?

April 28, 2016

USW Freelancers Academy 2016

The USW Freelancers Academy takes students through the steps needed to get their business idea off the ground. The USW Freelancers Academy is an annual event that takes place over 1 week. This year it has been scheduled to run between the 6th and 10th of June. There are a maximum of 25 spaces available.

Students need to complete a short application form stating why they want to attend. The week will cover all the basics of business plans, marketing, networking and getting yourself out there, the week is designed to help entrepreneurial students and graduates move into the world of self-employment.

Mentoring will be available to all participants and the week will culminate in the chance to pitch for a share of £1,000 cash.

The Academy is delivered by university staff, business mentors and experienced external entrepreneurs and is funded by the Welsh Government.

*The competition is open to ALL University of South Wales students and Alumni of up to two years after graduation.

"I don't know what I'm going to do after I graduate"

April 26, 2016

We hear this time and time again here at the Careers Service and it’s something every student must decide on. It’s a big decision and one we can help out with.

If you’re looking to progress into a full-time, graduate level job, you might need a little assistance in job searching, interview techniques or get some advice on creating a tailored CV.
We’re putting on a small series of events for final year students called Graduate Launchpad. They’re all 3 hours long and will focus on getting you ready for the job market.

Places are already filling up so please book your desired slot below.
You’ll only need to come to one event to be more prepared for your imminent future!

TREFOREST : 4th May, 1.30-4.30pm, TC104

NEWPORT : 12th May, 9.30-12.30pm, C18

ATRiuM : 19th May, 1.30-4.30pm, A419

TREFOREST : 7th June, 9.30-12.30pm, TC104

NEWPORT : 22nd June, 1.30-4.30pm, C29

Travis Perkins Innovation Awards 2016

April 26, 2016

Do you have a product innovation that is relevant to the construction industry or do you want to have a go at solving an industry-wide problem?
Opportunity to win financial support of up to £10,000, chance to trial an innovative product in any of the 2,000 Travis Perkins Group locations around the UK, business mentoring and commercial support, meet and greet the TP Exec and networking across the Group’s supply chain network

TP Innovation awards is looking to unearth relevant construction innovation.
Anyone with a good idea should apply!

Wales International Documentary Festival (WIDF)

April 25, 2016

You are invited to the inaugural Wales International Documentary Festival (WIDF) taking place on the 12th, 13th and 14th May, 2016 in Blackwood, Wales.

WIDF is dedicated to bringing together documentary makers from Wales with the rest of the world, showcasing the best of the year’s creative documentaries and raising awareness of opportunities in the creative industries.

Over three days in May Blackwood will be taken over by lm makers from around the globe in the very rst documentary festival of its kind in Wales.

Over 50 films will be screened in the Victorian Blackwood Miners’ Institute, the recently refurbished five screen Art Deco Maxime Cinema and at pop up venues along the High Street.

NEW Courses to train Teachers for the Secondary Sector

April 25, 2016

We have 5 two year undergraduate teaching degrees and one postgraduate course to train teachers for the secondary sector.

Take a look here:

For the 2 year degrees, we are looking for students that have HNC/HND/Foundation degree/ non-national curriculum degrees/ part degrees; anyone who has successfully completed 1 year of HE in a related subject. A degree 2:2 or above for PGCE.

The main benefit of the 2 year degree is that students can be qualified to teach in 2 years compared to the normal 4 years – 3 year degree an 1 year PGCE

YHA Summer Camp Volunteer Team Leader Opportunities available now!

April 21, 2016

Volunteering at YHA Summer camps is a truly amazing experience! Summer camps give young people the opportunity to gain independence and through outdoor activities.

Volunteering in a fun and vibrant environment, your role will be to inspire and encourage campers to make the most out of their summer camp experience.
The young people attending camp will be aged between 10 and 19.

As a Volunteer Team Leader you will supervise a group of up to eight young people and will help with;

  • Welcoming campers and helping them to settle in and make new friends
  • Providing pastoral care and helping with the daily routine of camp
  • Supervising campers on breaks and eating with them at meal times
  • Encouraging campers to make the most of their camp experience by getting involved in all of the activities on offer
  • Delivering evening activities such as craft sessions and games
  • Providing lights out and night duties on a rota basis
  • Escorting young people to the doctors etc. if required
  • And don’t forget, you will also get to take part in the activities too!

Creative Internships Programme - Crafting a Cultural Workforce

April 21, 2016

Does a career in arts fundraising appeal to you? If so, read on…

Arts & Business Cymru is searching for arts graduates to participate in an exciting internships programme. The project is focussed on developing the next generation of arts fundraisers.
Wales has, for some time, suffered from a lack of skilled professionals in this crucial field. The need to ensure a funding mix is essential to survival and arts organisations across the country now recognise that investing resources into this area is the only way to ensure sustainability. However, the number of professional fundraisers in Wales cannot begin to keep up with the demand for such services.
The only way to increase this vital pool of professionals is to find a way to attract new graduates into a career in fundraising.

Entrepreneurial Spark Cardiff - Could your idea spark a business?

April 20, 2016

USW are working with the eSpark Accelerators – it is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to develop and grow their business ideas.

Cardiff has been added as a new location and applications are open now!

“The world’s largest free business accelerator for early stage and growing ventures. Our aim is to develop entrepreneurs who have a #GoDo attitude with a solid grasp of how to create value…which makes them investable. With mentors, ambassadors and supporters, workshops, pitch practice and a full time ‘entrepreneurial enabler’ the focus is on the individual.”

August 2016 Timeline
Bootcamp – Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th August 2016 (9-5pm)
Hatchery start date – Wednesday 10th August 2016
Fortnightly Wednesday events – starting on the 17th August 2016 (5-7pm)
Acceler8 – 10th November 2016 (Full day event)

Take a look at the site for full details:
www.entrepreneurial-spark.com

Locations: www.entrepreneurial-spark.com/locations/

Find Your Guiding Star - The time has come for action!

April 20, 2016

Energy Company (DONG) asked their graduate recruits for some tips around job seeking, tips we feel might be of interest to our final year students. Tips we feel might be further enhanced if you drop into one of our Graduate Launchpads before you leave campus.

  • Put effort into your Relations: Come and see us in the Careers Service at this event, if you are about to head off further afield, it will be good to catch up in person.
  • Don’t Be Shy: We won’t give you the chance to be, as we have plenty of activities that will shine the spotlight on you.
  • Work Hard: There is a lot to pack in, finding jobs and marketing yourself are big subjects.
  • Find Your Guiding Star: This might be a nugget of information or a chat with a Career Adviser, but we expect you all to leave with plans for your next steps.

USW Event Futures Annual Student Conference a success

April 19, 2016

On 13th April, Emma Louise Williams, a final year Event Management student in partnership with the FBS Placements and Careers Team and the support of the Business School, delivered a varied and full programme for the Event Futures student conference on the Treforest campus.

This event raises student awareness of the wide range of career development routes across the events sector; gives students and practitioners an opportunity to advertise/apply for work placements embedded within course and also links students with the many casual paid work opportunities offered by employers.

Graduate opportunities in South Wales with General Dynamics

April 14, 2016

Oakdale based General Dynamics have just released their 2016 graduate programme, with opportunities in business, finance, software, electrical, and mechanical engineering.

Catherine Jones from General Dynamics says:
“Here at General Dynamics we have a number of exciting opportunities for driven, bright and enthusiastic graduates who are looking to build a career. We want to work with the best future talent available and believe the investment in graduates is key to the future of our business.

That awkward moment you realise that your degree isn't enough

April 12, 2016

The last term of the year is always the most stressful with coursework and a exams to work towards completing. This is even more relevant to final year students as this is it, the end, the time when you complete your course and graduate.

But what if your success of getting your degree are over shadowed by not being prepared to go into the job market and get that dream job. After all, this is why you did the degree in the first place, right?

USW Careers have developed the Graduate Launchpad. A three hour session that will prepare you to be ready for the first step into your career.

CGI has recruited 500 new jobs in Bridgend

April 11, 2016

CGI has recruited the employees as part of an expansion which will create a total of 620 new posts in South Wales.

One of the largest technology companies in Wales has announced it has created more than 500 jobs in Bridgend in 18 months. IT giant CGI says it has created the new roles ahead of schedule after its expansion was backed by £3.2m business finance from the Welsh Government and they now employs around 1,200 people at three sites in Bridgend.

In December 2014 CGI, which delivers a range of outsourcing, application services and infrastructure services to clients across the UK, announced it would create 620 highly-skilled jobs over five years. The firm said the new roles, including service desk analysts, technical design architects and security specialists, “are critical to CGI delivering services to clients in both the commercial and public sectors”.

Last chance to apply, summer internships with PwC in Cardiff and Swansea

April 11, 2016

PwC still have a few paid six week summer placements to fill in Cardiff and Swansea. But you’ll need to be quick if you’d like to apply as there isn’t a set closing date – when they fill them they’ll be gone!

Details of the placements and how to apply are on Unilife Connect:

You can find information on PwC’s Summer Internships on their website and information on their application and selection process here.

Graduate IT jobs in Cardiff with LexisNexis

April 7, 2016

Cardiff based LexisNexis Risk Solutions have graduate roles available starting this summer, with full details available on Unilife Connect.

“Are you looking for a challenging but rewarding career within a rapidly expanding technology organisation, with a UK head office in Cardiff Bay? LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a global leader in providing essential information to help customers across industry and government predict, assess and manage risk. LexisNexis has graduate level roles available across disciplines such as technology, sales, marketing and other areas and are keen to recruit enthusiastic and skilled candidates from the University of South Wales.” – Says Adam Jordan, Manager Software Engineering

Over 400 Placements to fill from employers on Unilife Connect

April 7, 2016

Right now on Unilife Connect there are around 40 recruiters looking to fill year out and summer placement vacancies starting this summer, in total they have over 400 placements to fill and more are being added every day. But there are also closing dates coming up every day so don’t hang around, get searching for placements on Unilife Connect now to make sure you don’t miss out!

Rhondda Cynon Taff Council Graduate Programme

April 5, 2016

Rhondda Cynon Taff Council are launching their Graduate Programme 2016 with opportunities in IT, Finance, Accountancy, Civil Engineering, Property, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering and HR.

Darren Notley from RCT Council will be visiting USW on Monday 18th April to give a talk to promote these graduate roles. Darren will be accompanied by a graduate who has been on the programme for a few years who will be able to share their experiences.

Says Darren, “This is an exciting and challenging time for Local Government, as it seeks to deliver both ever-improving services and value for money. The role of local government in shaping the future of local communities in the 21st century will be more important than ever.

Working in Local Government offers some of the toughest and most intellectually stimulating challenges, as we provide services that affect thousands of lives in many different ways.

CV Clinics for 1st year Business students

April 5, 2016

To prepare for the 10 week work based learning placement commencing 16th January 2017, dedicated CV Clinics with Careers Advisers are available to the Year 1 Business students (including HRM, Event Management, Marketing, Business Management and Logistics & Supply Chain Management).

The 15 minute sessions will be held on a variety of dates to suit you and will be held in H30 FBS Student Lounge.

Book your appointment via UniLife Connect and upload your CV.

If you have any queries in regard to the 10 week placement, please contact uswplacements@southwales.ac.uk

Wales International Documentary Festival

April 4, 2016

Promoting creativity, innovation and new voices in documentary film making.

“Over three days, WIDF will draw independent filmmakers, industry experts and international audiences to Blackwood, Wales. The festival will screen over 50 films, host networking events, masterclasses, training programmes and celebrate the best in documentary film making over the last year, from creative feature-docs to online short-docs.”

This 3 day Documentary film festival is held in Blackwood on 12-14 May 2016. It will include networking opportunities and master classes (one from Sally Lisk Lewis USW lecturer).

Full details and tickets available through the website:
www.widf.info

WIN £100 and exposure for your art!!!

March 30, 2016

The Little Art Collection is a start-up online retailer of luxury baby gifts due to launch this autumn in the UK.

Our unique identity is that all of our product designs incorporate art from young British Artists, and our vision is to become the ‘go to’ provider for beautiful, fashionable and meaningful British Art-inspired baby gifts in the UK and abroad. We’re aspiring to create gifts that are beautiful and sophisticated, that can be treasured and enjoyed, whilst still meeting all of the basic product needs for baby goods and gifts. It’s about moving away from the typical baby print to create something fashionable that mums actually enjoy accessorising with, whilst promoting British Art at the same time.

CGI is NOW recruiting for IT graduate and year out placement opportunities in Bridgend

March 24, 2016

As a leading IT and business process services provider, CGI, is recruiting for a number graduate and placement roles as part of their planned expansion in Bridgend.

“We have a number of local technical roles open in Bridgend to start this summer as part of our Public Sector team. USW has been one of our top universities for recruitment for several years and we would love to see more applications from USW students!” says Lucy Counsell, University and Graduate Programmes Manager UK.

“Come and help us celebrate our 40th year – It’s your future too!”

To find out more and apply visit Unilife Connect or www.cgi-group.co.uk/careers/undergraduates-and-graduates

Placement and Graduate Opportunities in South Wales with Enterprise Rent a Car

March 23, 2016

Graduate jobs, year out and summer placements in Cardiff, Newport and Swansea.

Enterprise Rent a Car are currently recruiting for graduate and year out placements starting this summer with opportunities in Cardiff, Newport and Swansea. They also have summer placements in Swansea, which are open to students with at least one year of study left.

Both the graduate and placement opportunities are open to students from any degree discipline, more information and details of how to apply are on Unilife Connect and on their website www.enterprisealive.co.uk

Introducing the Graduate Launchpad - The countdown to your Career!

March 22, 2016

May the forth sees the Graduate Launchpad blast off at the University of South Wales.
The Launchpad consists of a series of sessions across all campuses for final year students, looking to set you on the right track as you make your way into the galaxy.

7 Days to Go! - Job deadlines coming up..

March 22, 2016

Don’t miss out on these jobs that have closing dates coming up within the next seven days.
Select from Graduate, Placement, Part-time and Volunteering positions.

Graduate

Disability Scholarship Program 2016 - CRCC Asia – British Council

March 22, 2016

CRCC Asia is delighted to be offering two scholarships for an internship with the British Council in Beijing and Shanghai. The scholarships are designed specifically for students with a disability, bringing the experience to those who may not previously have had an opportunity to live and work in China.

The successful applicants will undertake a two month business placement at the British Council in Beijing or Shanghai between June and November 2016. The interns will live in the centre of each city, gaining transferable business skills and hands-on experience whilst working in an international setting.

Target Group to create over 100 new jobs in South Wales

March 21, 2016

Target Group, the financial services outsourcing and software provider is creating over 100 new jobs in South Wales. The jobs will be based in Cardiff and Newport and will include roles in IT, customer services, collections and compliance.

The vacancies are as a result of a number of significant contract wins for Target who with the new roles will now employ over 700 people across its 7 offices with 450 employees based in South Wales. The additional jobs will make Target a significant employer in the area.

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

March 17, 2016

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.

Apply for an apprenticeship at the National Assembly for Wales

March 16, 2016

Are you between 16-24 and looking for a paid training opportunity? The Assembly is looking for 4 apprentices to work in different departments across the organisation…

What’s the job?
The placements are based in Cardiff Bay. The scheme presents an exciting opportunity for individuals to learn and develop within a parliamentary place of work. You’ll be working for the body called the Assembly Commission. This is the corporate body that keeps everything the National Assembly for Wales running. Find out more about the Assembly by exploring this section.

Thousands of jobs on UniLife Connect

March 14, 2016

If you are in your final year thinking about what to do after your exams, 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 currently jam packed with thousands of opportunities and employers are adding more every day. There are currently around 300 employers on the system with live vacancies, and if you bear in mind that most of these have multiple roles available (some hundreds) then that adds up to a whole lot of opportunities for students to apply for!

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

Convey Law Visiting USW (Tues 15th March) - Recruiting 25 Law Graduates in 2016!

March 14, 2016

Newport based Convey Law are visiting USW on Tuesday 15th March as part of their recruitment drive as they look to recruit 25 law graduates in summer 2016.

Convey Law, one of the largest specialist conveyancing firms in the UK, was recently voted “One to Watch” in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies in the UK to work for in 2015 and also became the first UK conveyancing company to achieve a Gold Investors in People Accreditation in 2015.

Interested in gaining paid work experience at Welsh Government and from a Black or Asian Background?

March 10, 2016

Opportunities at Welsh Government for Black and Asian minority ethnic Students

As part of the Welsh Governments’ effort to reflect the diversity of the UK’s population, it is partnering with the Windsor Fellowship to offer opportunities for students and recent graduates from Black or Asian backgrounds. The aim of the Programme is to provide work experience, employability support and guidance to individuals from communities that are currently under-represented in the Welsh Government graduate level workforce.

BT creating 60 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs in Wales, with roles in cybersecurity and software development

March 8, 2016

BT is creating more than 60 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs in Wales this year as it invests to ensure the UK remains one of the world’s leading digital economies.

Apprentices will be recruited in Aberystwyth, Carmarthen, Cardiff, Haverfordwest, Machynlleth, Newport, Swansea and Wrexham, whilst locations where graduates are expected to be based include Cardiff.

Across the UK, BT will employ around 1,400 new apprentices and graduates in a range of roles from cybersecurity and software development to research and innovation. The roles will be spread across the company with mobile phone operator EE and BT’s local network business, Openreach, both taking on large numbers as will BT’s research and development arm.

Volunteer at Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival, 1-3 July

March 8, 2016

Beyond the Border is a wonderful and vibrant three-day international festival of music and stories, set in the stunning location of St Donat’s Castle. The festival is the largest storytelling festival in the UK welcoming 3000 visitors to over 100 performances over 3 days.

We currently have opportunities for enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers, including:

  • Festival production assistants
  • Artist liaison officers
  • Stewards
  • Festival photographers and filmers

To find out more get in touch at info@beyondtheborder.com

More information about us at www.beyondtheborder.com

Facebook: BTBStorytelling

BBC Work Experience Opportunities in Wales

March 8, 2016

The BBC have released a number of work experience opportunities via their website.

These placements provide a “taster” experience of working within the BBC and broadcasting industry. It is aimed at individuals who want to work in the media and would like to find out more about the range of jobs potentially available. Candidates will have the opportunity to see television, radio and online production at first hand. Candidates will have the chance to spend time with those who produce and co-ordinate the output as well as the craft specialists who capture and post-produce it, along with the staff that provide engineering and IT support across all aspects of programme making and transmission.

These positions are now closed

How often do you think about what happens after University?

March 8, 2016

Would you like the opportunity to work with a FTSE 250 company?

Here at DS Smith we take our business impact very seriously.
Our sustainability team are keen to know if other companies feel the same.

Do you have the skills and interest to assist them with some internet based research?
If so, please send your answer to the following question to recruitment@dssmith.com

Pizza & Pepsi with the Placement Team (Year 1 & 2 Business)

March 7, 2016

Giving a deep dive introduction into what’s hot and what’s not ! Prepare yourself for your successful placement in 2017.

Refreshments provided!

This guest lecture is for year 1 and 2 Business Students.
(Including HRM, Event Management, Marketing, Business Management and Logistics & Supply Chain Management.)

Tuesday 8th March, 1-2pm, Treforest, H39

Book a place here

Placement Opportunity with Lidl in Bridgend

March 7, 2016

Lidl are taking applications for their 48 week 2016 placement programme in South Wales (Bridgend) with a salary £20,500.

The placement offers the opportunity to experience Sales, Logistics, Property, Administration or Supply Chain and as well as getting to know the business, you’ll get to develop your leadership, management, decision-making and communication skills.

Candidates need to have a full UK driving license, access to a car and will be studying business / retail or have some experience in retail.

If you are interested in applying then you’ll need to be quick as applications close 16th March with assessments on the 23rd March.

For more information and to apply please visit Unilife Connect

Opportunities for film-makers & photographers

March 3, 2016


International Storytelling Festival, Beyond the Border, is seeking a photographer and a film-maker to document its 2016 festival, from 1-3 July 2016


What is Beyond the Border?
Beyond the Border is a charity which exists to promote and develop traditional oral storytelling across Wales and beyond. Our main activity is a three-day festival of stories and music from around the world, held every two years at the beautiful mediaeval castle of St Donats in the Vale of Glamorgan. We bring internationally renowned performances from around the world to Wales, to explore the retelling of traditional stories for a contemporary audience.

Our Brief
Beyond the Border would like to commission a photographer and a film-maker to document the 2016 festival with eye-catching images and films, which will be used to publicise future festivals and Beyond the Border as an organisation, both on our website and in promotional material.

Publicise, Produce and Print : The Inside story of Publishing

March 3, 2016

Publishing is the home of creativity and communication! It’s where the world’s most brilliant and original minds bring their ideas to be presented to the world.

From research scientists to children’s book illustrators, from celebrity chefs to Nobel Laureates, publishing is all about connecting people with content that matters.

If you want to work in a dynamic, fast-moving industry with great opportunities in a huge variety of roles, why not find out where publishing could take you.

The opportunities are endless – commissioning editor, project manager, business analyst, digital marketing executive, supply chain team leader, publicity manager, developer, consumer insight manager, data controller, rights analyst …

This session organised by the Publishers Association is open to all students keen to find out more.

Full details and booking here Cardiff Campus – Wednesday 9th March @2.30pm

Eleri Pipien of ‘Out of House Publishing’ and Lucy Llewellyn founder of ‘Head and Heart Publishing Services’ will be guiding you through this exciting and diverse sector.

Bright Ideas Den 2016

February 29, 2016

Bright Ideas Den is a chance for students to pitch for up to £1000 to support their ideas for business.

For a chance to enter, just fill in the BID (Bright Ideas Den) entry form and submit it by midnight of the 9th March 2016

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

Top tips on IT Assessment Centres from CGI

February 25, 2016

Got on assessment centre coming up? Wondering where to start with your prep and how you can do your best?

“Don’t worry, come along to the assessment centre skills session on 7th March in Room B111 in the Brecon Building (Treforest) from Midday-1pm. Assessment centres can be daunting but we can help you by giving you an idea of what to expect and some useful hints & tips!” says Lucy Counsell, Universities and Graduates Programme Manager at CGI.

The session is being delivered by Hamed and Jasan from CGI who are both USW Alumni and keen to share their experiences of assessment centres both as candidates and recruiters. They will run through the kind of activities you are likely to come across and what employers are looking for.

Book your place now!

CGI are continuing to expand their office in Bridgend and are currently recruiting for graduate and placement opportunities, please find details of these on Unilife Connect

Young Enterprise making an impact at USW

February 24, 2016

Young Enterprise is an initiative whereby seven of our valued students run a real business on campus.
A recent book sale event provided seed funding to start the business and the team raised nearly £1000!

Thank you all so much for your support; many of you donated books to the cause (we are still interested in further book donations).

The Business

The products are special ‘pamper hampers’ and these are currently on sale in Stilts and the Students’ Union, ranging from £15 to £25. These gifts are aimed at Mother’s day, although you could be forgiven for pampering yourself! There’s also the option to choose your own items to add to the hamper.

Thanks again everyone for your continued support!

Deloitte Continue Recruitment at their Cardiff Delivery Centre

February 24, 2016

Deloitte recently opened their new office in Park Street, Cardiff to add to their existing offices, giving them a total of four offices in Cardiff. The Delivery Centre operates separately to Deloitte’s local practice based in Callaghan Square, which provides advice and support to clients in the region.

The Delivery Centre is one of the firm’s nearshore delivery centres in the UK and its work contributes significantly to the way that Deloitte provides services both internally and for clients. The centre operates nationally and internationally and has established specialist teams in areas such as risk management, international tax administration, multi-lingual research, data analytics, technology and combating financial crime.

They are around half way towards their plan to create more than 700 new jobs in the city and will be in USW, Treforest, on Tuesday 1st March to promote their graduate opportunities which are additional to their normal graduate recruitment programme.

Book a place here

Convey Law Recruiting 25 Law Graduates in 2016

February 23, 2016

Newport based Convey Law are launching a recruitment drive which will boost its workforce by 30 percent, thanks to the buoyant property market and optimistic outlook for 2016.

Specialist residential conveyancing lawyers Convey Law, with offices in Newport City Centre, has posts available for 25 Paralegals and Junior Conveyancers in 2016, taking its current workforce to over 100 staff for the first time.

Convey Law, one of the largest specialist conveyancing firms in the UK, was recently voted “One to Watch” in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies in the UK to work for in 2015 and also became the first UK conveyancing company to achieve a Gold Investors in People Accreditation in 2015.

Student Placements (50 week) with the Welsh Government

February 23, 2016

The Welsh Government based at Treforest Industrial Estate are offering two student placement opportunities in their Enterprise Team and Innovation Team as part of the Economy, Science & Transport Division.

These are excellent opportunities as the Welsh Government has a fantastic placement scheme. The team are keen to receive applications from the University of South Wales as the Innovation role in particular has been held by USW marketing, events and business students in the past.

Please see the One Year Undergraduate Placement (x 2) – Innovation/Entrepreneurship vacancy post for more information.

If you have any queries or need assistance with your application, please contact Julie Gould julie.gould@southwales.ac.uk before the closing date of 4.00pm on Thursday 25th February 2016.


The extended closing date for applications is 4pm on Thursday 3rd March 2016

IT Graduate and Placement Opportunities in NHS Wales

February 23, 2016

The NHS Wales Informatics Service are recruiting for graduate and placement opportunities starting this summer, they are responsible for the design, deployment and management of National Information, Communication & Technology (ICT) systems within NHS Wales and provides a range of services to the Welsh Government and NHS Organisations.

They will be visiting USW on Monday 29th February to give a talk to students on these opportunities and an insight into their work. Book your place now

Book a place here

Do you know what employers are looking for?

February 16, 2016

Employers always have a “shopping list” of things they are looking for which they might call skills, competencies or behaviours. Whatever they call them they expect students and graduates applying to them to be able to articulate these skills and how you have developed them.

The Careers Service have arranged for Enterprise Rent a Car to deliver a workshop called “Employability Skills – How to Recognise, Articulate and sell yourself” (Wed March 9).

This will be an interactive session which will allow participants to fully understand what employers are looking for in terms of demonstrating key employability skills and competencies for their graduate roles and will allow you to reflect and start thinking about what skills you have gained so far and practice articulating these in both written and verbal format. Book your place now.

Nervous about assessment centres? Don’t panic, get prepared!

February 16, 2016

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!


Plan and prepare

The Careers Service has information, resources and practical tools to help you prepare and perform well at assessment centres and when completing aptitude tests. The Interview & Selection section of the careers site has information, helpful tips and videos to get you started.

Graduate Opportunities with Airbus Defence & Space UK

February 16, 2016

Airbus are currently recruiting for 5 new graduate opportunities. These are suitable for final year students studying mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, space, communications & network engineering. The Maintenance & Support Graduate and Space Graduate role is also open to Maths final year students.

See links below where you can get more details of the opportunities and how to apply.

Kick-start your digital career with Acorn's IT Bootcamps!

February 11, 2016

The lack of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) aptitude is a problem that constantly rears its ugly head, inspiring much discussion in a variety of sectors. At a time where skill shortages are a growing issue within the UK, now is the perfect time to assess whether or not you could be the right fit for the tech industry!
So, how could you kick-start your digital career?

Acorn, one of the UK’s leading multi-specialist recruitment and training agencies has a solution: IT Bootcamps. Acorn’s IT Bootcamps is a new initiative to provide graduates with the opportunity to land employment with some of the UK’s leading technology firms, becoming a Junior Software Developer in just six short weeks. Aimed at learners from a range of STEM disciplines, the training Bootcamps have been designed exclusively to meet the demands of the IT industry.

Opportunities at Welsh Government for Black and Asian minority ethnic Students

February 11, 2016

Windsor Fellowship are currently taking applications for the Leadership Programme Wales/Cymru targeted at penultimate year BAME students interested in the work of the Welsh Government and interning within the devolved administration.

The Leadership Programme – Wales/Cymru (LPW) is a two-year professional and personal development programme for Black and Asian minority ethnic undergraduates.

The programme includes:

  • An Introductory Residential Seminar
  • Three one day workshop seminars involving intensive personal development and professional skills training
  • An outdoor Personal Enhancement Programme (PEP)
  • A 50 week paid work placement at the Welsh Government upon graduation
  • Your choice of voluntary work
  • Continuous support from an allocated Development Mentor

BIG Technology Industry Graduate Recruitment Fair just around the corner

February 11, 2016

Wales is home to some of the leading brands in global technology such as Sony, General Dynamics, IQE and SPTS Technologies, as well as dynamic tech companies like Method4, Yard Digital and Eysys .who will be attending!

On offer will be graduate jobs and industry placement opportunities in various engineering and software development careers, including emerging technologies like cloud computing, analytics, and cyber security, as well as business management.

This could be your opportunity to secure a career in one of the most exciting industries in the world!

This is happening next Wednesday 17 February at the Cardiff & Vale College City Centre Campus (Cardiff CF10 5FE)

Patent examiner vacancies at the IPO in Newport

February 11, 2016

The Newport based Intellectual Property Office is recruiting 50 patent examiners to start in September 2016.


Role of a patent examiner

Patent examiners help companies to innovate and grow by granting high quality, valid patents. Patent examiners look at both the technical and legal aspects of a patent application. They compare the new invention against those found in patent databases to decide whether to grant a patent.


Skills required

We are seeking people with highly developed analytical and critical skills and the communication skills necessary to express complex technical and legal arguments. You will also need strong oral communication skills to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers. We need candidates who are self-motivated and willing to take responsibility for their own decisions.

Residential Chemistry Training Experience 2016

February 11, 2016

This fully-funded, week-long training course is designed to give you practical experience of the work of a graduate chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. Based in the GSK research laboratories we will provide you with personalised laboratory tuition together with coaching in interview technique, presentation skills and working in teams.
 
This programme now in its thirteenth year will be held at the GSK Medicines Research Centre, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, on 11th – 16th September 2016.
 
The Residential Chemistry Training Experience is one approach that we use to encourage high calibre chemists from a variety of backgrounds to apply for positions in the pharmaceutical industry; therefore:
 

The countdown begins… don’t miss out! Book your Finance Futures place now!

February 10, 2016

With only 2 days to go places are filling fast! – make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to find out more about what opportunities the Finance Sector has to offer USW students and graduates.

We have top employers, organisations and USW Alumni (graduates) coming in to reveal all, to talk about the full range of jobs, the students and skills they looking for and what it’s actually like to work in the sector.

This event is open to all students and will showcase the full range of jobs that exist within the Finance Industry.

Naturally there are many Finance related roles but also management and operational roles such as HR, Business Development, IT and many more. Accessing some of these roles may also be easier than you think, with many of the large employers taking graduates from any degree discipline that can evidence the key skills they are looking for.

What are those key skills? Come along and find out – Book Now

Government Operational Research Service (GORS) opportunities (Tref) #EmployerInTheFoyer

February 10, 2016

Representatives from the Office of National Statistics will be at Treforest, G-Block foyer with opportunities to work with The Government Operational Research Service (GORS)

GORS currently supports policy-making, strategy and operations in many different departments and agencies and employs around 500 analysts, ranging from sandwich students to members of the Senior Civil Service.

We are looking for bright, forward-thinking students from numerate subject areas such as mathematics, physics, operational research, computer science, statistics, engineering and economics.

Opportunities: Graduate and Placement
Website: http://www.operational-research.gov.uk/recruitment/

This is a rare chance to meet them on campus so don’t miss this opportunity to come and find out more about the positions!

This is a drop in but if you would like a reminder email on the morning of the event book in here:
Book a reminder

Show me the money! - Finance Uncovered

February 8, 2016

What could be more exciting than working in a fast paced, high pressure environment that has great starting salaries, salaries that increase rapidly with professional qualifications, fantastic progression opportunities and a raft of employee benefits?

If you’ve never considered a career in the Finance Industry before now is the time to find out more!

We are lucky to have key industry experts on campus on the 12th Feb in the Treforest Conference Centre to talk to you about this rapidly growing sector locally, nationally and globally. They have a wide variety of roles and are looking for students like you.

Places are filling up for this Friday, book now to reserve your place:
careers.southwales.ac.uk/financefutures

Don’t bottle it up...

February 4, 2016

Tuesday 9th February

City Campus (b Floor) 10:00-14:30
Student Village 15:00-17:00

Have a friendly chat, pick up some freebies or try one of our Drop-in Sessions

Advice Centres • Careers & Employability Service
Counselling • Disability & Dyslexia Service
Health Service • Library Services • Student
Development & Study Skills • Student Money
Advice Team • Wellbeing Service

www.southwales.ac.uk/student

Successful USW Financial Graduates reveal all!

February 3, 2016

Do you want to find out how finance graduates are making a success of it out there? Well, the big secret is Graduate Schemes. These will get you into the places you want to be when you graduate and help you on the journey to the big bucks!

We have a panel of USW Graduates (Alumni) who are willing to share their experiences and help you find your way. They’ll be talking about their career journeys, the transition from student life into the world of work and their experiences of graduate schemes within the Finance sector. These graduates are working for employers such as GE Aviation, Admiral and Deloitte and will be able to share their experiences of the application processes and the key graduate skills that employers are looking for.

Student Volunteering Cardiff - Volunteering Week

February 2, 2016

Student Volunteering Cardiff (SVC) Volunteering Week will take place between Saturday 20th February and Friday 26th February this year and sign ups are now open for students!

There are lots of activities available and no reference or DBS checks are needed for Volunteering Week so it makes it nice and easy to apply!

Take a look at the activities below:

Creative | Futures : Photography and TV & Film students this one's for you!

February 1, 2016

Creative Futures 2016

A platform for creative students and industry professionals to share and exchange knowledge, expertise and insight about working in the Creative Industries.

Why Attend?

By engaging with industry professionals you will be able to –

  • Improve your understanding and knowledge of potential career opportunities within the creative industries.
  • Gain an insight into the realities of the creative sectors labour markets and industry trends.
  • Develop professionally and build upon your creative network.
  • Gain practical advice on job seeking, business start-ups and self-promotion.

Deloitte joins the Finance Futures line up!

February 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Deloitte will be joining us for the Finance Futures Event on the 12th February in the Treforest Conference Centre.

Director of Quality & Risk Management Ross Flannigan, will be on hand to talk about what it’s like to work for Deloitte and the range of graduate opportunities they have to offer. We’re extremely excited to have Ross join us as he has recently been focusing on the establishment of centralised business operations and leading Deloitte’s Cardiff Delivery Centre so he will be able to provide a local, as well as national perspective for students.

See the full programme of events and book your free place here:
http://careers.southwales.ac.uk/financefutures

Insurance - it’s a risky business!

January 28, 2016

Insurance is all about risk and it provides a range of exciting jobs and career progression opportunities for students.

If you’re looking for varied and exciting job with lots of room for progression the Insurance Industry could be for you. With such a broad range of things that present complex risk profiles – vast sporting events like the London 2012 Olympics that it could have been cancelled or disrupted, the risk of something going wrong with the London Eye and it’s 1000 visitors per hour, to the chances of a large shipping container being hijacked by pirates in the seas off Somalia – working in the insurance industry will never be dull.


The UK risk profession is the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world, accounting for 11% of total worldwide premium income. It employs more than 300,000 people in the UK, representing a third of all financial services jobs. Within the profession there is an enormous range of opportunities for talented graduates ranging from highly specialised, mathematically driven roles to general business management, commercial, business development roles, customer service oriented or financial management roles.

i² is hiring! English teaching positions are available at 56 campuses in 14 cities across China

January 20, 2016

As an English teacher for i² International Institute of Education, you will join a community of over 400 full-time English teachers. You will receive initial and ongoing training. You will teach classes of no more than 4 students, allowing you to focus on the unique needs of each and every student. There is room to grow at i² – outstanding teachers have ample opportunity for promotion to management and R&D roles. Teach your hobby – i² recognizes the value of extracurricular activities, offering classes in sports and the arts.

Experience China with i²!

Introducing: Criminal Justice Futures

January 19, 2016

Careers & Employability in partnership with the Faculty of Business & Society bring you a careers event focused on opportunities within the Criminal Justice sector.

Wednesday 24th February 2016

Ty Crawshay, Treforest

9.30-11.00am, Room TC013
Our panel of experts from Police, Probation, Prison and third sector will share their top tips for securing jobs or work experience within this hugely popular sector.

11.30-1pm, Room TC104
Take part in our speed networking event to find out about work experience and postgraduate study related to criminology. Also get your CV and/or LinkedIn profiles checked ready for those all important placement or job applications.

Book a place here

Finance Futures in Focus

January 19, 2016

The fast-growing Financial and Professional Services sector in Wales already employs over 135,000 talented individuals, and this is anticipated to increase to 200,000 by 2021.* With major international and niche Financial and Professional Services companies located in Cardiff, Newport and Swansea there is a wealth of opportunities for USW graduates. Furthermore these organisations look to universities such as USW to provide a talent pipeline of financial and professional business undergraduate and post undergraduates. Deloitte and OSTC Trading are just 2 examples of organisations looking to engage USW students – come along to the Finance Futures event 12th Feb to talk to them and many more employers about the range of opportunities available.

Raymond Brown - Open Day

January 18, 2016

We shall be holding a student open day on Thursday 25th February at our Bridgend office, when we take the opportunity to meet prospective summer placement, year in industry and final year students. The closing date for applications is Friday 5th February.

For those successful in their application, this is an opportunity to join a contractor with an ICE accredited training scheme. Raymond Brown is a UK based company with an annual turnover of £100 million, which is growing year on year.

Final Year Students: Don't Wait Until You Graduate!

January 18, 2016

Get Ready! The final two terms have begun and there’s going to be a lot of work ahead to nail your degree but also now is the time to get prepared for the transition into the real world and getting into a good graduate level job is what you deserve!

We have some recommendations for you:

Website design and build opportunity for a student at Pontypridd Caravan and Camping Accessories

January 13, 2016

Pontypridd Caravan and Camping Accessories are looking for a student to design and build a new website for them. This looks to be a freelance opportunity and it’s suggested that anyone interested contact the company either by email, phone or going to the shop for them to explain and show what they are looking to get produced and quote for the work.

They are keen to show examples of what ther website should look like and need to talk through the job one to one.

If you’re interested please contact Ian or Sue:

Address: Cardiff Rd, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan CF37 5RF
Email: ianmccandlish@hotmail.com
Telephone: 01443 402 629

Creative Futures : Graphics & Design students, this one's for you!

January 12, 2016

Creative Futures 2016

A platform for creative students and industry professionals to share and exchange knowledge, expertise and insight about working in the Creative Industries.

Why Attend?
By engaging with industry professionals you will be able to –

  • Improve your understanding and knowledge of potential career opportunities within the creative industries.
  • Gain an insight into the realities of the creative sectors labour markets and industry trends.
  • Develop professionally and build upon your creative network.
  • Gain practical advice on job seeking, business start-ups and self-promotion.

Huge list of volunteering opportunities from quality employers for USW students from Interlink

January 7, 2016

Voluntary work is an excellent way to gain the skills and experience you need while helping a great cause. It gives you the experience and proves you have the drive employers are looking for. A little bit of volunteering can give you vital skills within your chosen field.

Interlink have provided a extensive list from top voluntary employers and the positions they have on offer.

Have you ever considered a career in Finance? Or want to explore the breadth of careers that are covered within this sector?

January 7, 2016

USW students forge successful careers in Finance from a wide range of degree disciplines. There are many roles across a broad range of areas including Insurance (a key area of graduate employment in South Wales), Banking, Investments, Financial Services, Accountancy and Trading.

Roles within finance encompass a range of career pathways; clearly these include those that directly relate to accountancy or financial management, but also IT system development and human resource management. The Finance field looks at graduates from a range of backgrounds, and we would particularly encourage students from Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Media to attend along with those who are studying courses that directly relate to the sector.

To find out more about careers in Finance come along to our Finance Futures Event on the 12th February at the Conference Centre on the Treforest Campus, where we will have Industry experts and USW Alumni working in the sector on hand to talk about the full range of roles available, what the jobs entail and get valuable advice on how to secure a graduate job with their organisation or sector.

Finance Futures, not just for Finance students!

Book to attend Finance Futures: http://careers.southwales.ac.uk/financefutures

USW Job opportunity: Cynorthwyydd Cynhyrchu Cynnwys - Content Production Assistant

January 6, 2016

Prif Ddiben y Swydd:

Cynorthwyo i greu cynnwys o ansawdd uchel i weithio ar draws platfformau digidol ac mewn print yn Gymraeg a Saesneg i ddenu myfyrwyr israddedig, ôl-radd a rhan amser i ymgeisio i Brifysgol De Cymru.

Meini Prawf Allweddol y Broses Ddethol:
  • Y gallu i greu cynnwys ysgogol (testun, fideos, lluniau, graffeg) a fydd yn denu ein cynulleidfaoedd targed amrywiol
  • Y gallu i gyfathrebu ag amrywiaeth o randdeiliaid drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg, ar lafar ac yn ysgrifenedig
  • Gwybodaeth a phrofiad cadarn o’r cyfryngau cymdeithasol
  • Y gallu i gyfathrebu’n effeithiol â chydweithwyr, gweithio fel rhan o dîm mawr, addasu at lwyth gwaith amrywiol a symud rhwng tasgau a phrosiectau tra’n cynhyrchu deunydd o ansawdd uchel

Manylion llawn:
https://jobs.southwales.ac.uk/vacancies/2658/content_production_assistant_cynorthwyydd_cynhyrchu_cynnwys – This position in now closed.

New opportunity available for 2018
https://jobs.southwales.ac.uk/vacancies/4930/content_production_assistant

Recent Graduates: We need your help!

January 6, 2016

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey

USW Careers is currently trying to contact recent graduates to take part in a career destination survey.

The survey is very important to all of us at the university as it provides statistical information on the destinations of graduates after leaving university and this information is then published on the Unistats website and is also included as part of the Key Information published on all universities course information and is also used for league tables (all anonymised of course).

Please could you spare 5 minutes of your time to complete this survey at http://careers.southwales.ac.uk/DLHE

Part-time jobs for Millennium Stadium #EmployerInTheFoyer

January 5, 2016

Bar & Hospitality staff required to work on 13th & 26th February, 19th March and 30th April 2016, at the Millennium stadium, in Cardiff City Centre.

You must be 18 as you will have to serve Alcoholic Beverage.

Details of the roles:
We are looking for highly motivated candidates with professional manner and excellent communication skills. You must be well presented at all times and be able to deliver a professional service to ensure customers will always wish to return. You must be a customer focused team player, flexible with working hours and wish to work along side a top class team. The right candidates must be available for all of the above dates, experience is preferred by not essential.

To register you must have a Passport or a National ID card, for UK nationals we can also accept a full birth certificate with proof of NI (Jobcentre letter, P’45, P’60)

PMP Recruitment will be at Treforest, Atrium & Newport on the following dates with part-time jobs in Bar & Hospitality within the Millennium Stadium.

Treforest
Monday 18th, & 25th January
11.30-3.00pm
Ground Floor of the Library

Atrium
Tuesday 26th January
11.30-3pm
'The Street’

Newport City Campus
Thursday 14th, 2̶1̶s̶t̶(cancelled due to conference), 28th January
11.30-3pm
Ground Floor, Lobby.

Airbus Defence& Space: Student presentation competition

January 4, 2016

The UKSEDS National Student Space Conference have teamed up with Airbus Defence and Space to bring this year’s Airbus Defence and Space Student Presentation Competition to the conference.

To enter submit a 350 word abstract on any space related topic you have undertaken at university.

The judges are primarily looking for exciting and innovative ideas encountered during your study or research.

Your presentation will be judged based on the technical merit of the topic, potential for development of the idea, and quality of presentation.

The best entries will be invited to give a 20 minute presentation on their chosen topic at the first day of the conference (5th March 2016), to an audience of engineers and senior managers from Airbus Defence and Space, and students from across the country.

The competition is open to all students working towards an undergraduate, master’s degree or PhD.

1st Prize: £200
2nd Prize: £100

Get ready for 2016, it's going to be your year!

January 4, 2016

Happy New Year from USW Careers!
We hope you’ve had a great break and are fully recharged for a fresh new year.

The start of the year is traditionally a time to focus on your future and make plans to achieve your goals. We’ve got a range of employability workshops and events coming up to help you start the year the right way!

Take a look below at what’s on offer for 2016 so far…

Future Legal Mind Award 2016

December 18, 2015

Future Legal Mind is a national award for UK-resident students, set up by National Accident Helpline to recognise young legal talent.

Look back: Bright Ideas Den

December 16, 2015

The Bright Ideas Den has been running for over 5 years, allowing students and graduates to pitch for up to £1,000 to take their ideas forward. Each applicant receives written feedback and guidance, whether they are awarded funding or not. Applicants are allowed to come back to future Dens to re-pitch their idea.

The first Bright Ideas Den for the academic year was held as part of GEW 2015. Six applications were received, with four ideas being shortlisted to take part.

The picture below shows Maciej Kacprzyk, an MA Law student and Karina Sudenyte a first year Business management student pitching their Juice Premium business idea, although not successful this time, they have been given advice and contacts to research their market and been invited to pitch at the next Den in February 2016.

Look back: Baked by Mel (Bright Ideas)

December 14, 2015

Our special guest business woman ‘Baked By Mel’ brought enthusiasm and creativity to engage students at Treforest and Atrium USW campuses. Mel also contributed to Careers and Employability workshops to bring a fresh perspective to personal branding in the context of career development after university.

To take part in the activity, the students were spent 10-20 minutes designing and decorating their cakes. This allowed plenty of time to find out what courses the students were studying, what they wanted to do after they graduated and discuss any business ideas with the Bright Ideas Team. Students were encouraged to share their cake creations on bright Ideas social media for a chance of winning a £25 Amazon Voucher.

Student Competition - Have a summer working in the states with two of your best mates!

December 7, 2015

BUNAC are offering the chance for 3 students to live and work in one of America’s most popular tourist destinations during the summer’s academic break!

What we are offering:

  • 3 jobs at a theme park, candy store or country club
  • 3 return transatlantic flights
  • 30 days extra to travel after working
  • CV enhancement – 95% of top employers recognize that engaging in this program is a worthwhile venture.

Ho ho ho, tis the season to apply for graduate jobs and placements!

December 7, 2015

It’s nearly the end of the Autumn Term which means that Christmas is just around the corner, and this year Father Christmas’ sack is full to the brim with graduate jobs, summer placements, year out placements and lots of other opportunities!

Right now on Unilife Connect there are 268 live opportunities advertised, with most of these having multiple positions available – some have thousands!

Add it all up and there are tens of thousands of graduate jobs and placements available for students to apply for right now, but some have closing dates coming up over the next few weeks so now is the time to get applying.

Are you a disabled under-graduate or graduate?

December 4, 2015

You worked hard to get to university. You studied hard while at university. You have many skills and talents to offer.

Some employers are keen to attract disabled candidates just like you. They understand that alongside your knowledge and skills you bring other qualities. Determination, creativity, problem-solving. A different perspective.

These employers advertise their vacancies on Evenbreak – a specialist job board run by disabled people for disabled people. An accessible job board. An award winning job board. Inclusive employers from a range or sectors, including:

Target Group Graduate Management Scheme in Cardiff & Newport

December 3, 2015

Target Group are recruiting for their 2016 Graduate Management Scheme to be based in their offices in Cardiff and Newport.

Target Group employ over 500 people across offices in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and are one of the UK’s leading providers of software and business outsourcing to consumer and commercial lenders, brokers and insurance providers. Core activities include the design, creation and implementation of financial account management software alongside offering clients servicing for their products.

The Graduate Management Scheme offers you the opportunity to experience different areas of the business in 6 month placements over a 2 year period. This will result in 4 rotations through the business and will greatly improve your business knowledge to stand you in good stead to start your professional career with Target.

Unilife connect vacancy: Graduate Management Scheme – Target Group

To find out more about Target and their Graduate opportunities visit their website

Deloitte’s new delivery centre in Cardiff opened by First Minister – over 700 jobs!

December 3, 2015

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, and Deloitte UK senior partner and CEO, David Sproul, have today officially opened Deloitte’s new office in Park Street, Cardiff.

The new office highlights Deloitte’s expansion in the region, where the firm has made over 230 new appointments in 2015. It will serve as the third office for the Deloitte Cardiff Delivery Centre, led by director Ross Flanigan. The Delivery Centre operates separately to Deloitte’s local practice based in Callaghan Square, which provides advice and support to clients in the region under the leadership of Wayne Harvey. Overall, Deloitte now has four offices in Cardiff.

The Delivery Centre is one of the firm’s nearshore delivery centres in the UK and its work contributes significantly to the way that Deloitte provides services both internally and for clients. The centre operates nationally and internationally and has established specialist teams in areas such as risk management, international tax administration, multi-lingual research, data analytics, technology and combatting financial crime.

Free TEFL courses in Austria

December 3, 2015

The English Teacher Training College of Austria are offering free TEFL courses to graduates from native English speaking countries. Accommodation is provided in Austria and trainees will have practical placements in Austrian schools teaching English.

For more information and to apply please visit their website at www.english-teacher-college.at

Big Ideas Wales - The Big Event

November 25, 2015

The Big Event brings together all things enterprise for a day that is sure to get you inspired, informed and equipped with the tools needed to get you ready for start-up. With workshops and inspiring guest speakers Caryl Thomas and Edward Shorney – this is a free event that’s open to young people aged 16-24 with an interest in enterprise looking to gain the skills needed for business success.

What you’ll gain from attending The Big Event:

  • Inspiration and motivation on starting a business
  • Information on business support and how/where it can be accessed
  • Develop the practical skills needed to set up your own business, as well as learning about your personal resources
  • An understanding of your inner entrepreneur – find out if being your own boss is right for you
  • Meet other young people who, like you, have a big idea

Why you should prepare an elevator pitch when searching for a job

November 25, 2015

Many of you may be familiar with the elevator pitch. You’ve probably seen it on the television show Dragon’s Den, where entrepreneurs attempt to persuade a panel of judges with their business ideas.

Creating an excellent elevator pitch is a great way to consolidate what you are trying to achieve and what you can offer a company. It’s very closely linked to developing a personal brand.

What is an elevator pitch?
Read the full post on our Employability blog here:
https://uswcareers.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/why-you-should-prepare-an-elevator-pitch-when-searching-for-a-job/

Placements available on Unilife Connect

November 24, 2015

Now that the dust has settled after the Opportunities Fair we just wanted to let you that we currently have 75 Placement Opportunities on Unilife Connect.

To view these simply visit unilifeconnect.southwales.ac.uk and search 'Internship/Placements under 'Type of Work’ in the Vacancies search bar.

If you need some advice about getting a Work Placement our Placements team can help. Just email us at: uswplacements@southwales.ac.uk We’re happy to help!

We’ve also got a Twitter account so you can keep up-to-date with the team
twitter.com/USWPlacements

Thanks
USW Placement team

What are you doing next summer? Getting a job? Travelling? Doing work experience to enhance your CV?

November 23, 2015

With a paid industry placement organised by IAESTE (the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience), you can do all three! Traineeships are open to students in their second year or above of a science, engineering, technology or applied-arts degree.

The IAESTE programme provides salaried, course-related, global work experience opportunities for science, engineering, technology, applied arts, business and finance undergraduates for both short and long term periods (6-52 weeks) in their specialised field, up-skilling UK undergraduates for work in a global economy and sharing research perspectives worldwide. You can find more information on our website here.

Special Constables - Vacancies in South Wales Police

November 19, 2015

Are you interested in applying to become a Special Constable?

You can play a vital role in helping us to deliver and improve our service to the public by becoming a Special Constable.

Special Constables are volunteer Police Officers who undertake valuable work and form a vital link between the regular force and their local communities. Special Constables wear the same uniform and hold the same powers of arrest as a regular officer.

As a Special Constable in South Wales Police you will work alongside regular officers and will be expected to commit to a minimum of 16 hours service a month.

We are now seeking applications from individuals from all areas of the community and we would encourage applications from diverse minority groups.

Free resources in Treforest library

November 18, 2015

We a lot of free resources for you to take in the Library on the ground floor.
Please feel to come and take copies that you’re interested in.

On the shelves we have:

  • PwC Employability Guide
  • ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) – How to become a professional accountant
  • Lawyer 2B – Monthly newspaper for Lawyers
  • Law – Prospects information magazine
  • Employer Directory – Prospects information magazine
  • Teaching – Target information magazine
  • Funding Guide – Prospect guide to finding funds for postgraduate study
  • Civil Service Fast Stream information booklet
  • The Grad Cracker Tool Kit
  • Prospects Student Career Guide

Centric Recruitment are seeking casual staff for temporary contracts across the Christmas season (Newport)

November 17, 2015

Centric Recruitment are seeking casual staff for temporary contracts across the Christmas season. We are looking for candidates with Waiting /Bar /Chef experience within conference and banqueting or within a similar role.

The work is in the centre of Newport and will run from early December.

We are interested in meeting with any candidates on Thursday that maybe interested in this role whether they have experience or not.

We will be delighted to see everyone on Thursday!

A BIG THANK YOU to all the students, graduates, employers and staff who made the Opportunities Fair 2015 a big success!

November 16, 2015

Around 1,300 students and over 60 employers attended to make this truly the biggest careers fair the University of South Wales has ever seen.

We asked some attendees on the day what they thought of the fair:

“Event was great as I got a lot of information and variety of employers about information for relevant placements”

“I attended because networking is important, it gives me a more clear idea of the area I want to get into and what steps need to be taken, very useful”.

“It was so amazing I really learnt a lot and I had so many opportunities to talk to employers”

“I have been pleased about the event and would like to thank the University for organising it”.

Bright Ideas Den

November 16, 2015

Bright Ideas Den is a chance for students to pitch for up to £1000 to support their ideas for business.

For a chance to win, just fill in the BID (Bright Ideas Den) entry form and submit it by 5pm of the 20th of November 2015.

The best entries will be shortlisted and invited to pitch to our panel of judges on the 26th of November at City Campus, Newport.

Employability and Enterprise Week - This week!

November 16, 2015

Every day this week USW Careers and our Enterprise team have a range of events that will help YOU in your journey to career success.

Workshops every day across all campuses to help you consider career, and self employment options, along with recognised entrepreneurs who are here to inspire and answer your questions about fulfilling your potential.

“This is the perfect time of year for all students to take stock and prepare for their next steps in terms of managing their futures. These bite sized events allow them the space and time to start doing just that” Lloyd Williams, Co Curriculum Manager (Careers)

Please take a look at our programme, from developing your CV, improving your performance at interview, or making those critical career decisions there will be a session or talk to suit you!

careers.southwales.ac.uk/enterprise-week

Internships and Graduate Vacancies for Disabled and Dyslexic Computer Science & Technology Students

November 11, 2015

Find out about fantastic opportunities for disabled or dyslexic students and graduates in the Computer Science and Technology Sector with companies such as Google, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

The vacancies cover a wide variety of roles and are open to students and graduates with a long-term health condition or dyslexia/dyspraxia from degree disciplines which contain substantial computer science, or related, components.

Semple Dress Design Competition

November 10, 2015

Bespoke London Dress makers, Maggie Semple Ltd. (MSL) have an exciting opportunity for fashion design graduates. You could be a part of the next Semple Dress Collection, collaborating with MSL to design the Spring/Summer 16 Collection.

The Challenge:

Immerse yourself into the world of tailoring and workwear by designing four unique dresses using the current Semple designs as inspiration for the Spring/Summer ’16 collection. Your designs should take into consideration the MSL brand, ethos and values while targeting and attracting new MSL customers.

See your designs come to life in the SS16 collection, launching in March, available in our ready-to-wear and made-to-measure range.

Opportunities Fair This Week! Your Ticket to Meet 60+ Top Employers

November 9, 2015


There are only a few days to go now until the biggest recruitment fair this University has ever seen!

On Thursday (12th Nov) we’ll have over 60 major graduate recruiters packed into the Sports Hall to promote their graduate jobs and placement opportunities. Exhibitors include Rolls Royce, Deloitte, CGI, L’Oréal, Aecom, Capgemini, South Wales Police, Airbus, Capital Law, Welsh Government, Teach First, PwC and lots more.

Meet Top Engineering Employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 5, 2015

Opportunities 2015 The 2015 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever!
We have over 60 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors. At the fair will be lots of fantastic engineering recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunties, including:

Meet Top Law, Accountancy & Finance Employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 5, 2015

Opportunities 2015 The 2015 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever!
We have over 60 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors.

At the fair will be lots of fantastic law, accountancy & finance recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunties, including:

Meet Top Science Employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 5, 2015

Opportunities 2015 The 2015 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever! We have over 60 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors.

At the fair will be lots of fantastic science recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunities, including:

Meet Top Business Employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 5, 2015

Opportunities 2015 The 2015 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever!
We have over 60 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors.

At the fair will be lots of fantastic business recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunties, including:

Meet Top Computing & Mathematics Employers at the Opportunities Fair

November 5, 2015

Opportunities 2015
The 2015 Opportunities Fair really is our biggest and best fair ever! We have over 60 top graduate recruiters confirmed as exhibitors.

At the fair will be lots of fantastic computing and mathematics recruiters promoting their graduate and placement opportunties, including:

Community Action Research Role in Upperboat

November 4, 2015

We are looking for someone to fulfil a Community Action Research role with INTERLINK RCT to help recruit and work with young and older people to collect and record people’s experiences and use the information collected for action research. The aim is encourage communities to work with Interlink colleagues, community and voluntary organisations and other partners to take action by drawing on action research. Specifically this involves collecting and using the experiences or stories from young and older people using a tool called SenseMaker.

We need you to be interested in listening to and working with young people, have an interest in community and voluntary groups and the role of action research to support community action. The successful candidate will be reliable, able to link with people and communities, to think clearly, work together with a range of partners and able to organise their work independently.

Capgemini to create 100 jobs in Treforest

November 4, 2015

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, intends to create 100 highly skilled jobs over the next three years at a new application delivery centre in Treforest, South Wales.

Capgemini’s £17.1m investment over five years is being backed by £1.4m in Welsh Government Business Finance Funding.

Opening in January 2016, it will become the company’s primary development site for both public and private sector contracts that require a UK-based centre to deliver security sensitive projects.

Economy Minister Edwina Hart said: “This is excellent news and I am delighted Capgemini is expanding its operations in Wales. Capgemini is a global IT brand that will bring high quality, well paid, and specialist technical development roles to the region. Capgemini’s decision to base this new operation in Wales sends out a very strong message about the expertise and availability of high level skills in Wales.

Gwent Police recruiting volunteer Special Constables

October 29, 2015

Gwent Police are currently recruiting volunteer (unpaid) Special Constables and are particularly keen to receive applications from people that have a Black, Asian or other ethnic minority background (including non-visible ethnic minorities such as Czech, Slovak, Polish, Gypsy/Traveller people). At the moment the number of Gwent officers who identify as BME are not reflective of the communities we serve, and we know how important this is to ensure we build positive relationships with the public, and develop a workforce that has a diversity of skills to police effectively.

Capital Law wins The Legal 500’s Welsh Law Firm of the Year

October 29, 2015

Cardiff based Capital Law has been named the top law firm in Wales, according to The Legal 500 UK Awards 2015.

Capital Law is a leading provider of commercial legal services to private and public sector clients throughout Wales, the UK and beyond.

The Legal 500 awards are decided following months of thorough research across the UK, taking into account thousands of interviews with law firms and their clients to pinpoint the most capable, expert firms, operating at the top of their game across a number of different areas.

Law Students: Free Law resources in Treforest library

October 28, 2015

Law students of USW we have an abundance of Law magazines and books in the ground floor of Treforest Library. They are all available to take away for free apart from a few reference copies that are clearly marked.

Come pick up you FREE law resources!

If they have run out on the shelf, lift the shelf as there are more behind. If there’s not any left then you’re too late! :)

The Fujitsu Graduate Innovation Challenge

October 28, 2015

The Fujitsu Graduate Innovation Challenge is a UK-wide competition for all university students with the opportunity to help keep children safe online and win automatic entry onto the Fujitsu Graduate Scheme in 2016!

Fujitsu are working with Action for Children and The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) on this initiative with a brief to:

Cardiff City Football of International Media Co-ordinator wanted

October 27, 2015

Cardiff City Football Club are advertising through their key educational partner the University of South Wales for a student to fulfil the role of International Media Co-ordinator.

The successful candidate will work across three departments based at Cardiff City Stadium. The role will work within the International Development, Communications and TV & Video Department to contribute, deliver and co-ordinate to the Club’s International development strategic plan.

Programme Now Available for the Opportunities Fair

October 26, 2015

Opportunities 2015
The programme for November’s Opportunities Fair is now available to download below. It contains full details of all 60+ employers confirmed to attend, the opportunities they are recruiting for, and the subject areas they are targeting.

“We’re making the programme available early so that students can identify in advance the employers they need to talk to on the day. We’ve got over 60 top employers coming to this event and we don’t want anybody to miss out” says Matthew Evans, Central Careers Team Manager.

Volunteer Week is here. A great chance to get quality work experience!

October 19, 2015

This week we have three Volunteering Fairs at Atrium, Treforest and Caerleon. USW Careers along with Interlink, GAVO and VCS have organised a plethora of volunteering opportunities to get you quality work experience whilst making a real difference to local communities.

All three fairs are listed below with the option to book in and receive a reminder email on the day.

3rd Sector Futures - Free advice panel

October 19, 2015

Considering a career in the Third Sector?
You’ll find all kinds of jobs, from senior management roles to fundraisers, carers, admin staff and beyond.

The voluntary sector employs over 46,000 people in Wales and offers competitive salaries, flexible hours and the chance to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Win a year of Netflix, give us your feedback

October 15, 2015

Take the trendence survey because we’re giving away…

  • £100 of Netflix Gift Cards (given away every week!)
  • Two x £500 Amazon vouchers

We want to know what you think of your university course, which employers you like, and how you’re feeling about your future career. We use the results to put together research reports to help universities and employers across the UK, so that they know what kind of job you want.

Over 60 Top Employers Confirmed for the Opportunities Fair

October 15, 2015

Opportunities 2015 Our biggest and best fair …. ever!

The line up of exhibitors for the 2015 Opportunities Fair has been confirmed, with over 60 top graduate recruiters booked in to attend. The event takes place on the Treforest Campus in the Sports Centre on Thursday 12th November.

50 Graduate Jobs with the Patent Office in Newport – starting 05/09/16

October 14, 2015

The Intellectual Property Office based in Newport are recruiting now for 50 Associate Patent Examiners with a start date of 05/09/16.

(Patent Examiners help companies to innovate and grow by granting high quality, valid patents).

The IPO are seeking students in their final year (or current graduates) who are expected to achieve at least a 2:2 degree in a relevant science, engineering, computer science or mathematics subject.

BioWales 2016

October 1, 2015

BioWales is the Welsh Governments signature event that brings the life sciences sectors together in Wales for a stimulating conference, workshops and brokerage meetings.

Registration is now open for BioWales, the leading UK Life Sciences conference – with a discount of 40% available for early bird registration.

Closing date for UpRising Cymru 5th October!

September 30, 2015

Closing date for UpRising’s FREE six month leadership programme is the 5th October

UpRising is a UK-wide youth leadership development organisation and we are proud to now be launching in to Wales in October 2015, basing ourselves in Cardiff and the Vale.

Our mission is to open pathways to power for talented young people from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. Working primarily with 19-25 year olds, we equip them with the skills, knowledge, networks and power to become the leaders of tomorrow. In the past year alone we have supported over two thousand young people through our programmes which operate in seven cities across the UK.

Around the World in 45 minutes - Lunchtime sessions

September 30, 2015

Around the World Thinking of broadening your horizons? Explore, work, study and travel?
Go global with us at lunch, we can show you some resources to get you started.

All sessions just last 45 minutes!
(This was originally for 30 minutes but it wasn’t long enough as you’ve got so many questions!)

You might also like to take a look at our Working Abroad page which has a lot of links for Job Searching and Internships.

Getting into Teaching Seminars

September 28, 2015

Getting into Teaching is a great way to start discovering how you can become a teacher.
We are running seminars in Cardiff, Caerleon and Treforest that aim to:

  • Give students an insight into the skills, qualities and attributes needed to be a successful teacher
  • Explain the different routes into Primary, Secondary and Adult teaching
  • Discuss the application process and how to market yourself effectively

How we can help you get a job

September 22, 2015

The Careers & Employability Service are here to help you with all aspects of your career.
From graduate level to part-time jobs, volunteering and internships, help and guidance with CVs, interviews, applications and a lot more.

Here are just some of the things we can help with:

Bright ideas 'Up-Cycle' Innovation Challenge

September 21, 2015

Bright Ideas Logo Throwing something away? Think again!

Don’t throw it away or send to re-cycling… Can you turn it into something else?

Bright ideas 'up-cycle’ innovation challenge invites YOU to transform an old item that is about to be thrown away into something usable and useful

The Grad Factor launches 2015 UK bus tour

September 21, 2015

Grad Factor logo Intended to support University students looking to start a business, The Grad Factor will visit numerous locations nationwide starting in Cardiff and ending in Edinburgh, all throughout October.

In exclusive partnership with RBS & NatWest, The Grad Factor is back this year bigger than ever as the UK’s only Government endorsed national business pitch contest for University students. Designed to showcase the best student entrepreneurs and start-ups nationwide, the enterprise campaign kicks off with a bang having announced it will go on tour using NatWest’s iconic 1966 Routemaster bus (normally the ‘NatWest Mobile Business School’) to meet with students and encourage them to enter.

National employers are recruiting for Christmas NOW!

September 16, 2015

You might think that it’s a bit early to be thinking about Christmas but top national employers have already started recruiting! If you’re looking for a part-time job now is the time to start looking. Below is a list of some of the top employers and links to their careers and job pages.

Students and staff invited to pitch ideas for inclusive learning technologies

September 15, 2015

Accessible by design competition

Have you got a bright idea for using digital technology to support the access and inclusion of the UK’s learners, staff and researchers? We’d like to help you turn it into a reality.

Following on from our successful Summer of Student Innovation competitions, our latest elevator challenge Accessible by design invites teams of staff and students to submit innovative ideas that could provide solutions for individuals or a whole organisation.

NotJustForBoys Careers Fair

June 22, 2015

Alternative Careers Fair for women exploring ‘non-traditional’careers within the Industry Sector

30th June 2015

St Fagan’s National History Museum. Cardiff, CF5 6XB

Drop in between 10.00am – 2.00pm

• Chat with organisations and role models from the industry sectors
• Find out how to build a career within the industry sectors
• Book a construction site tour with Kier Construction
• Discover a range of exciting careers that you might not have considered
This event will be opened by Christine Chapman AM

To book your place please contact
Anne Howells, anne.howells@chwareteg.com 029 2047 8900
Please note bookings needs to be made before 25th June 2015

Trinity Cert TESOL

May 6, 2015

Would you like to have a rewarding career as an EFL (English as a foreign language) teacher?
Would you like to travel all over the world and teach? Then don’t miss this great opportunity!

Apply to ECTARC for the Trinity Cert TESOL and gain an internationally-recognised teaching qualification.

  • Gain an internationally-recognised qualification in four weeks
  • Learn from qualified and experienced trainers.
  • Study in a friendly and supportive environment.

Three week funded Generation UK – Nottingham Ningbo Summer School

April 22, 2015

THINK CHINA, THINK GENERATION UK

Looking for a life-changing experience that is also an excellent investment in your future? Welcome to China! China is poised to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy, while trade and business links between China and the UK are growing fast. Developing a connection with China could be the smartest choice you can make right now.

Did you know BAFTA offers scholarships?

March 25, 2015

Our scholarship programme exists to support talented individuals to study at post-graduate level in film, television or games. Please help us spread the word about the support we can offer by notifying students at your University.

Applications are now open for courses running in 2015/2016, the deadline is Friday 12 June 2015. Our scholarships recipients will receive:

TATA Steel Graduate and Internship Opportunities

March 19, 2015

If you’re looking for a career that’s truly world-class, TATA Steel offers graduate and internship
opportunities on a different scale.

With a global network of steel production and processing facilities, and an exceptional commercial organisation, our strong heritage and deep roots all contribute to a unique culture of commitment, quality and challenge. And our complexity, scale and ambition make us the perfect place to realise your talent and potential.

Lloyds Banking Group Intern & Graduate Programmes

March 19, 2015

You’re thinking about the future. What you’ll be doing. Who you’ll become. Truth is, you’re only beginning to imagine what’s possible.

But perhaps you start to think that you don’t just want a job. You want a role that matters in life. A role in business. In communities. In society. A role that matters to you. We feel the same. So we’ve made a promise to build the Best Bank for Customers and help Britain prosper.

Local AM Launches New Company

March 11, 2015

BOXED Education Resourcing is a new, exciting and vibrant Supply Teaching Agency and Training Provider currently providing long-term and day-to-day supply work to schools in South Wales. We are run by teachers who know the supply industry well and who can empathise with the needs of both the schools and teachers.

We are different as to us it’s not all about profit. We prefer to pay our teachers a fairer wage with no additional charge to schools, providing a more ethical service to the sector. Also Boxed have just recruited a trainee Business Manager via the Jobs Growth Wales programme emphasising again their ethos in assisting young people, allowing them to learn and develop key life and business skills whilst offering them full time employment.

Generation UK – China Programme: apply now for funded internships and academic scholarships!

March 11, 2015

THINK CHINA THINK GENERATION UK
Looking for a life-changing experience that is also an excellent investment in your future? Welcome to China! China is poised to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy, while trade and business links between China and the UK are growing fast. Developing a connection with China could be the smartest choice you can make right now.

What’s on offer?
The British Council in China is currently offering a range of exciting funded internships and academic scholarships to UK students and recent graduates. This means you have the chance complete a valuable two month work placement in your industry of choice in China, or to spend up to one academic year studying non-degree courses at universities across mainland China.

Residential Chemistry Training Experience 2015

March 10, 2015

This fully-funded, week-long training course is designed to give you practical experience of the work of a graduate chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. Based in the GSK research laboratories we will provide you with personalised laboratory tuition together with coaching in interview technique, presentation skills and working in teams.

BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST) Scholarships - Applications open

March 9, 2015

BUNAC is pleased to announce that applications are open for the 2015 BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust (BEST) Scholarships.

The BEST Scholarships offer financial assistance to eligible applicants who are looking to undertake postgraduate study in the USA or Canada. They are funded by the BEST Scholarship Trust which is an independent trust administered by BUNAC on behalf of the BEST trustees.

Environmental Short Films Competition

February 23, 2015

Population Matters logo
The UK based charity Population Matters is seeking to commission up to three short films to be shown in schools and released online.

The films should be planned to be no longer than 3 minutes long and deliver the charity’s core message: ‘All environmental problems become harder – and ultimately impossible – to solve with ever more people’. David Attenborough, Patron of Population Matters.
They should appeal to young people aged 14+.

Film makers are encouraged to use humour or surprise to engage their audience, making young people want to share the videos on their social networks. You can use any genre, including animation.

AIESEC - GoGlobal Info Session (Treforest)

February 19, 2015

Interested in travelling this summer whilst creating a direct impact on a local community and meeting like minded individuals?

Then AIESEC is for YOU, with many community development (volunteering) projects, provided in 14 different countries across the globe.

The Discount Displays Scholarship Programme

February 10, 2015

The Discount Displays Scholarship, awarded by a leading supplier of display and graphics products. We are proud to offer these annual scholarships to help students reach their full potential in their studies.

We are looking to build on the success of the inaugral year of our scholarship and find another candidate to award our fund to. You can read more about last years recipient here.

Vodafone 24 Innovation Challenge

February 9, 2015

The event is a virtual event and is open to students of any discipline and from any year.
The winning team will receive an 8 week summer internship at Vodafone UK HQ in Newbury as well as an iPad each. There are other great prizes for runners up.

Here is a link to a video made by last year’s winners.

Free advertising for employers

January 28, 2015

Looking for a cost effective way to enhance your recruitment campaigns?
Connect with University of South Wales Students & Graduates

  • Advertise graduate, placement & sandwich year opportunities
  • Book to attend USW Careers events
  • Run bespoke careers sessions for our students and graduates
  • Adverts auto-feed into the students’ intranet and social media

Deadline Alert – Applications for Microsoft Placement Opportunities close on 31st January

January 27, 2015

Did you know Microsoft offers over 100 placements across all the business areas – don’t miss out and apply today!

This isn’t your average tea-making, hand-holding internship. We’ll put you on real projects from the start, developing your natural talents and providing you with insights that will change the way you look at everything from smartphones to search engines and beyond.

A social enterprise work-study programme in the UK and Canada

January 26, 2015

Put your passion for social enterprise to work overseas.
Students for Social Impact placements provide the opportunity for talented students to contribute to life-changing social enterprises in Canada or the UK, gain valuable overseas experience, and connect with other young leaders of the future.

Tech internships at Zappos!

January 21, 2015

Named one of the Best Companies to Work For, Zappos is committed to providing a cutting-edge internship experience unlike any other on the planet – and they’re currently accepting applications for their technology-focused internships!

Want the inside scoop on their internship program, what you can expect during the application process, and what a summer at the Zappos HQ in Las Vegas, NV is like?

On January 26, Internships.com is hosting a webinar with Zappos college recruiters, tech hiring managers, and a former intern who now works with Zappos full-time.

Win £500 by writing how your placement went!

January 19, 2015

Each year ASET offers a prize of £500 to a student who can articulate in 900 words their learning from their recent placement.

They are looking for entries which have the ability to inform others about the value of placement experience, clearly express the value of learning, and do so in a lively and enthusiastic manner. To enter, students must be registered at a Higher or Further Education Institution in the UK or Europe, that is an institutional member of ASET, and have undertaken a placement that was an integrated part of their course.

The competition opens at start of each academic year, the closing date for entries is 31st January 2015.

Win £500 by writing how your placement went!

January 19, 2015

Each year ASET offers a prize of £500 to a student who can articulate in 900 words their learning from their recent placement.

They are looking for entries which have the ability to inform others about the value of placement experience, clearly express the value of learning, and do so in a lively and enthusiastic manner. To enter, students must be registered at a Higher or Further Education Institution in the UK or Europe, that is an institutional member of ASET, and have undertaken a placement that was an integrated part of their course.

The competition opens at start of each academic year, the closing date for entries is 31st January 2015.

Study in China

December 19, 2014

Extended Closing Date!

The Study China programme will be closing recruitment for entry onto the Easter 2015 programme on Thursday 15 January 2015 at 12.00pm.

Due to additional government funding, we are able to continue recruiting additional students. Therefore, you too can join this exciting, three-week Easter programme.

Spending your three week Easter break in China will help you learn a new language or improve on existing language skills.

You will maximise future employability, by developing a global mind-set, boosting your CV by offering experience in China, which is increasingly valued by employers.

Paid for by generous funding of the UK government, you would only need to manage travel and personal expenses, there are a variety of bursaries you can apply for to cover these.

The British Council Language Assistants programme

December 16, 2014

The British Council is currently recruiting students and recent graduates to join our Language Assistants programme. Language Assistants support the teaching of English in 14 countries across the globe. Last year over 2,500 people were placed in overseas schools, colleges and universities around the world, with 96% of them saying that the experience has enhanced their career prospects.

Over the course of a placement a Language Assistant will develop his or her cultural awareness, communication skills, creative thinking, time management and ability to work alone, or as part of a team. Becoming a Language Assistant is a once in a lifetime chance to enjoy becoming immersed in another culture, gain invaluable work experience and boost employment prospects with a raft of new transferable skills.

Experience this year's KPMG International Case Competition in Dubai

December 8, 2014

This could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

KPMG’s International Case Competition is a chance to experience the fast-paced world of casework, meet new people and travel to places you may never have been before. If you get to the top of your national case competition, you’ll find yourself on your way to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on an all-expenses-paid trip to the International Final. There, you’ll have the chance to network with your peers from around the world as you compete for the global title.

What’s in it for you?

Embark on a continuous journey of learning and self-improvement. Gain first-hand experience of the type of work our member firms undertake, while receiving valuable coaching from industry experts and KPMG leaders. Stand out from your peers and gain real industry experience by participating in the KPMG International Case Competition.

Did you miss USA Summer Camp in Going Global Week?

November 17, 2014

We know that you can’t be in two places at once!

If you couldn’t get the time to talk to us on Tuesday, there’s no need to worry! You can still find out everything you need to know by getting in contact with one of our team. Everyone at USA Summer Camp have been, or are in the process of going, to camp. We’ve literally been there, done that and got the T-shirt.

Why not give us a call today and we can happily talk to you about what it’s like working at camp, give you some top tips about traveling the States and explain what we offer as a company.

Contact us today!

0121 411 9165
admin@usasummercamp.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best Wishes,
USA Summer Camp

Ever thought you could be the next world famous film director?

November 13, 2014

Ever thought you could be the next world famous film director? Well here is your chance to show us what you’re capable of. We need a short 90 second film promoting the benefits of Europass.

The competition is open to any students enrolled at a UK institution. Your entry should link to one of the following Europass strap lines and aslo feature the Europass Logo:

Removing barriers to working, studying or training in Europe

When it comes to finding a job in Europe are you speaking their language?

Stand out from the crowd

Navigate your way to a successful career in Europe

Last call for The British Council’s IAESTE Programme

November 13, 2014

This is a last call for The British Council’s IAESTE Programme – paid international placements for STEM undergraduate students.

If you haven’t applied yet, please remember that the deadline is 27th November 2014.

To remind you, the eligibility conditions are:

  • UK and EEA nationals or non-EU citizens with British citizenship;
  • Undergraduates from Year 2 and above, including last year of study;
  • Bachelor degree and/ or integrated Masters (plus Bachelors).

NB: The programme is not for Year 1 of study, nor for independent Masters Degree (1 or 2 year programme) and above. For PhD students the British Council has many other Science and Research funding opportunities

UK JET programme applications now open!

October 29, 2014

For all those interested in the UK JET Programme (Japan exchange and Teaching programme) we’d like to tell you that the application process for the 2015 programme is now open!​​

Kirsty's Success Story

October 9, 2014

Kirsty has got in touch with us to tell us about her success in getting the dream job that she wanted. Have a read below…

Want to know what it’s really like to be an Entrepreneur?

October 9, 2014

Big Ideas Wales
Entrepreneurial Shadowing

Want to know what it’s really like to be an Entrepreneur?
If so, take part in our Entrepreneurial Shadowing programme and you can –

  • Gain an understanding of what it takes to be an entrepreneur
  • Gain an insight into a business’ day-to-day operations
  • Develop your entrepreneurial skills
  • Gain valuable experience of working with business owners

Are you considering postgraduate study in the USA in 2015-16 or beyond?

October 7, 2014

Read on for ways the US-UK Fulbright Commission can support you, including our scholarship programme, advisory service, and an upcoming webinar on postgraduate study and the Fulbright Awards.

Fulbright Scholarships for 2015-16 – For UK Citizens to Study in the USA
Application Deadline: 31 October 2014

The Fulbright Commission is the only organisation that offers scholarships for academic work in any subject, at any accredited US university. Each year, we give awards to approximately 40 UK citizens, including approximately 25 at the postgraduate-level. More than funding, our awards offer scholars the opportunity to have a transformative cultural and academic experience and provide unparalleled support both during and after their Fulbright year. In addition to the all-disciplines category, we also offer subject-specific awards in partnership with prestigious UK and US institutions in fields such as public affairs, journalism, law, finance and information science.

(Non-UK citizens are encouraged to use our advisory service in the UK and attend USA Grad School Day, but to apply for Fulbright scholarships through the Commission or Embassy in their home country.)

For more information: Visit the Fulbright Awards page of our website (www.fulbright.org.uk)

IT Recruitment Open Days

September 10, 2014

The Office of National Statistics are holding two IT Recruitment Open Days in September, for professionals to find out about the exciting IT job opportunities we can offer – 11 September 2014 from 2pm, ONS Newport and 25 September 2014 from 2pm, ONS Titchfield.

USW student discovers the value of work experience

August 7, 2014

Work experience is not only valuable for your CV but can help you decide on the right path for your career as University of South Wales Geography graduate Nicola Lowther found out when she completed a GO Wales Work Taster during the second year of her studies.

Nicola approached the GO Wales team at the University of South Wales, for a Work Taster that would offer her insight into the Environmental sector and allow her to put to use her Geographic Information System knowledge.

A once-in-a-lifetime paid internship with top UK car manufacturers

August 7, 2014

The Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award is a national competition to identify, support and develop top automotive talent of the future. 2013 winner Jake Larsson recently headed to McLaren HQ for the penultimate leg of his five-month paid internship.

The placement involved writing software and algorithms for the Vehicle Controls department, a key stage in the fine-tuning of how owners feel about their cars. McLaren engineer Geroge Grose confirms that the work Jake’s been doing is 'real’, and will play a part in McLaren vehicle development. “Coupled with everything else he’s been doing for other companies, and how he pieces it all together, I think the Next Generation Award is a fantastic prize”.

5 graduate opportunities available with the Royal Mint

July 14, 2014

Jobs Growth Wales is a scheme for graduates resident in Wales aged 24 years and under. It offers quality job opportunities and it is expected that the majority of opportunities will lead to a more permanent role with the employer.

5 graduate opportunities available with the Royal Mint. Job roles available: Operations, Supply Chain and Logistics, Commemorative Coin Sales and Marketing and Finance x 2.

GO Wales News

June 6, 2014

History graduate realises potential for marketing career

Sion Pithouse graduated from Leicester University with a History degree, after being unemployed for a short period of time, like many other graduates he was unsure where to apply for a job. Determined to gain experience within a small business with strong values and a sense of purpose, Sion decided to explore what opportunities might be available with GO Wales and secured a Jobs Growth Wales opportunity as a Project Support Officer at Practice Solutions in Abercynon

Want to earn £45 for half a days work?

May 21, 2014

Volunteers needed to assist in the development of the assessment tests for the selection of graduates for the Civil Service Fast Stream
£45 for half day plus travelling expenses (subject to terms and conditions)

Eligibility

• you are a UK national whose first language is English
• you have or expect to get at least a 2.1 degree (in any subject)
• you are prepared to give the test your best effort
• you will NOT be applying for the Fast Stream in 2015
• you are willing to attend a half-day computer based test (e-Tray), in London
• you are available for ½ day between the 23 June and 4 July 2014 (inclusive)

Calling Second Year Geography/Environmental Students

May 12, 2014

Environmental Work Experience Opportunity with Groundwork Caerphilly or Groundwork Bridgend Neath Port Talbot (you pick)

Groundwork is a long-established environmental organisation that carries out a wide range of community projects. Most importantly, its a prime example of a UK environmental organisation, so you’ll get insight into what it’s like to work in this particular field. Opportunities exist with their hands-on projects (tree planting, building raised beds, fencing); energy team (giving talks and promoting better energy usage); summer youth and play teams (planning activities and supervising); office-based activities (admin, attending meetings, fundraising insight); or a combination of everything they do!

This opportunity will last for ten days and working days and start dates are negotiable.

Market Analysis Work Experience Opportunity

April 11, 2014

A Nantgarw-based e-learning course provider, with accredited Health and Safety courses currently being promoted via Reed Online, is seeking someone to carry out a market analysis to find out if there are any similar organisations that who also offer this broker style approach to their client base, and who they can approach to become partners.

Graduate Academy July 2014

April 1, 2014

The GO Wales Graduate Academy is a free training programme that aims to provide recent graduates with the skills and support needed to help gain graduate employment. Today’s employers are looking for real evidence of skills, abilities and understanding of the world of work, underpinned by actual experience and accredited learning.

A unique free opportunity designed to help you gain graduate employment.

Engineering Challenge 2014 - Win £500

March 11, 2014

Competition from Engineer Jobs for a recruitment fair in Birmingham:

Looking for a different way to get your skills in front of the UK’s finest engineering and construction companies? Take on the Engineering Challenge!

Teams from universities across the UK are invited to compete against each other to design, build and test their own inventions for the chance to win £500!*

GO Wales/ECTARC's April-July 2014 Leonardo (European Work Experience) Outward programme

January 15, 2014

This programme provides an opportunity to live and work abroad for 3 months. It is an ideal chance for graduates living, working or studying in Wales to gain new experiences and skills, enhance their employment prospects and add an eye-catching feature to their CV.

The programme is funded by HEFCW and the EU, so that basic costs such as an induction week, travel abroad, accommodation, language course, food allowance and travel pass are all provided. Destinations for April 2014 include the vibrant European cities of Bordeaux, Seville, Florence, Hamburg and Berlin.

9% Rise In Graduate Recruitment

January 14, 2014

The BBC reports this week that a survey of 100 big employers suggests they are planning to increase the number of new graduates they take on this year.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25683307 bbc news

The study, by High Fliers Research, says there will be a 9% rise in this recruitment – about 1,400 extra jobs. It suggests that many of the jobs (37%) will go to people who have already worked for the organisations, either on work experience or placement.

Graduates of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

January 13, 2014

On Friday 31st January the BBC will open applications for its September 2014 intake of Technology Trainees, offering two-year contracts to work and train in technology teams across the BBC, leading to an MSc in Digital Broadcast Technology. The BBC Technology Traineeship is aimed at new graduates with a 2:1 Honours degree in Broadcast Engineering, Broadcast Technology, Electronics, Physics, Maths, Computer Science or a closely related subject.

PwC is looking to recruit 2013 graduates for its Spring 2014 Intake

December 9, 2013

PwC is looking to recruit a number of graduates for their Assurance, Technology Assurance and Management Consulting graduate programmes (nationwide) starting Spring 2014. They are particularly interested in 2013 graduates!

Perhaps you’ve taken time out to go travelling, or you’ve gained some valuable employability skills with a part-time job or even looking for a change in career direction, you could become part of the team that gets to grips with every aspect of clients’ activities. On some programmes you’ll also study to become a Chartered Accountant.

Your chance to live and work in one of Europe's vibrant cities!

December 9, 2013

GO Wales/ECTARC’s April-July 2014 Leonardo (European Work Experience) Outward programme

The programme provides an opportunity to live and work abroad for 3 months. This is an ideal chance for graduates living, working or studying in Wales to gain new experiences and skills, enhance their employment prospects and add an eye-catching feature to their CV. The programme is funded by HEFCW and the EU, so that basic costs such as an induction week, travel abroad, accommodation, language course, food allowance and travel pass are all provided.

Destinations for January 2014 include the vibrant European cities of Bordeaux, Seville, Florence, Hamburg and Berlin.

GO Wales Graduate Academy

November 28, 2013

The Lampeter campus of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David will once again host the full-time Graduate Academy in 2014.

The Academy, which includes formal training and work experience, has many benefits for unemployed graduates living in Wales:

  • increased motivation, confidence and self-awareness
  • an opportunity to gain greater commercial awareness and to learn foundation leadership and management skills related to real working environments
  • accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) providing a recognised qualification that will enhance any CV
  • shared experiences with people in the same situation and a support network of advisers, tutors and peers
  • increased know-how and ability to self-market and prove employability to potential employers
  • it’s completely free!

Google TechAbility Business Programme - a unique career insight and mentoring opportunity for disabled and dyslexic students!

October 8, 2013

TechAbility Business is a unique opportunity for disabled and dyslexic undergraduate, master and PhD students (any degree stubject) to broaden their horizons by gaining an insight into life at Google and its products and to be given dedicated, expert careers advice from their very own Google mentor.

  • A one day interactive event where you can learn about Google, it’s products and what it’s really like to work there.
  • An opportunity to be mentored by a Googler, get tailored career advice and get guidance on a business project of your choice.

Are you thinking about a postgraduate degree?

October 7, 2013

Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC), a national careers charity, and the International Centre for Guidance Studies (ICeGS) at the University of Derby is conducting research into how and why people make decisions to return to university to undertake postgraduate study.

The survey results will be included in a published research report for the Higher Education Funding Council in England (HEFCE) and other funding bodies in the UK and help in development of materials to support future prospective students.

European Work Experience Opportunities for Graduates

September 23, 2013

GO Wales/ECTARC’s January-April 2014 Leonardo (European Work Experience) Outward programme

The programme provides an opportunity to live and work abroad for 3 months. This is an ideal chance for graduates living, working or studying in Wales to gain new experiences and skills, enhance their employment prospects and add an eye-catching feature to their CV. The programme is funded by HEFCW and the EU, so that basic costs such as an induction week, travel abroad, accommodation, language course, food allowance and travel pass are all provided. Destinations for January 2014 include the vibrant European cities of Bordeaux, Seville, Florence, Hamburg and Berlin.

Graduate of the Year awards 2013

May 29, 2013

Adzuna & Milkround have teamed up with some of the sharpest business minds and best companies in the UK to select and reward the top graduates of 2013. They are giving away some amazing prizes including £1,000 cash, work experience at a top UK company, a CV clinic with a famous entrepreneur and more.

The Big Idea Live Competition

April 16, 2013

The BIG IDEA LIVE is a competition to find the best up and coming innovative talent and encourages the development of fresh, original ideas in Face-to-Face marketing and Britain’s best talent.

The brief is to create new ways for brands to engage with their target audience, using the latest technology and communication tools, within a LIVE face-to-face environment.

We are looking for creative students wanting to make an impression and connect a brand with its customers using The BIG IDEA LIVE environment.

Students entering have the opportunity to:

1. Present their ideas to marketing leading brands
2. Gain commercial experience and accreditation
3. Chance to see their idea developed, tested and evaluated within a commercial context
4. The winner will be featured in Marketing Week Live
5. We are giving away 20 iPad minis!!

Register with Openings

January 9, 2013

The Careers & Employability Service have a vacancy system 'Openings’. It gives you to access to graduate job vacancies, voluntary work, work experience, part-time jobs, careers events and you can set up job alerts from your chosen sector. Whatever stage you are in your study you can customise job alerts to suit.

Below is a video demonstrating how to set up vacancy alerts directly to your e-mail:


Adzuna Graduate of the Year Award

April 18, 2012

The Adzuna Graduate of the Year Award is now open to enter. Job Search Engine Adzuna has teamed up with some of the brightest business minds and best companies in Britain to select and reward the top graduates of 2012.

Google - Getting Welsh Businesses on-line

February 23, 2012

From March 2012, for 12 months, Wales will play host to a variety of Google events aimed at helping the region’s businesses get online. If you run a small business, Google is inviting you to come and hear how you can grow your business online.

Whether you’re a plumber in Pontypridd, own a nursery in Newport, or bake biscuits in Bridgend, Google can provide you with clear and simple advice to either get online or improve your online presence.

Employability Events - 'Your Future' Lunchtime Workshops

February 1, 2012

The Careers & Employability Service has invited a range of employers to deliver workshops focusing on graduate recruitment and selection. They will take place at lunchtime from Monday Feb 6th to Thursday Feb 9th in the Students’ Union Meeting Room, Treforest Campus. Places must be booked in advance

The workshops include: How to Impress at an Interview (Delivered by L’Oreal) , how to make successful applications (Delivered by John Lewis Partnership), succeeding at telephone interviews (Delivered by Logica) and surviving assessment centres (Delivered by Enterprise Rent-a-Car).

2 Mobile developer positions in Swansea

December 1, 2011

CAL2CAL is looking for enthusiastic IT developers with expertise in Java (Android preferred) and web service client mobile applications. Experience or knowledge in Data Security and object oriented design would be helpful. We are looking for team players who would be working with various academics and other organisations. Some industrial experience would be good but fresh graduates and post graduates would also be considered.

Based in the new ILS2 building, Singleton Park grounds of the Swansea University, the positions are for immediate start.
Salary Scale: £20-£27k depending on experience.

Sir Terry Matthews' seeks graduate business talent

November 23, 2011

Recruitment is starting for a graduate “boot camp” launched by Welsh business tycoon Sir Terry Matthews.

Based in Newport and called Alacrity, the project aims to develop entrepreneurs of the future.

HR placement at the BBC

November 16, 2011

The BBC are currently offering a HR placement opportunity in their HR & Operations department (Cardiff). This placement would be suitable for a 2nd or 3rd year HR/business undergraduate or postgraduate student. The placement involves working with the HR team at BBC Cymru Wales and is flexible enough to fit around study being either 1 day a week for up to 20 weeks or 2 days a week for up to 10 weeks. The department is flexible as to which days in the week you are available.

House of Commons sandwich placements

November 10, 2011

The House of Commons Service is offering six placements in the academic year of 2012-2013 for students who are enrolled on an undergraduate sandwich course.

Glamorgan students know experience works

November 9, 2011

Thank you to all the students who were part of an impressive turnout at the Experience Works careers event held at the University of Glamorgan on Thursday November 3rd.

The Chwarae Teg Design Contest

October 20, 2011

The Chwarae Teg design contest is giving women who are studying in the creative disciplines, for example: art, graphic design, fashion, sculpture etc. the opportunity to create a fresh perspective on the importance of striving for fair play for women in Wales.

Using our existing green and purple 'ribbons’ logo the objective is to create a piece of work that will show this symbol of 'Fairplay for Women’ in a new and innovative context. It is open to female students based in Wales studying from A-level upwards at school, college or university.

As part of their prize the winner and two runners up will have their entries displayed in the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea for a period of 3 months starting on 8th March 2012.

Apprenticeships in Creative and Digital Media in Wales

October 7, 2011

Build yourself a great career with the Skillset Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media.

The Apprenticeship is a new qualification in Wales designed to give apprentices the know-how, the experience and the access to key industry contacts needed to build a successful media career.

They are now recruiting for the 2012 round of apprentices in collaboration with BBC Cymru Wales and the independent production sector. The application deadline is 17 October 2011.

Undergraduate of the year awards

October 6, 2011

TARGETjobs, in collaboration with some of the biggest names in graduate recruitment, today launched the 2012 Undergraduate of the Year Awards competition, now in its third year to identify outstanding undergraduates from a range of degree subjects across the UK.

The rewards are great: winners’ prizes include internships, laptops and all-expenses paid trips to New York, South America, Florida and continental Europe and the final 10 students in each Award will be invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards in Canary Wharf London on 13 April, 2012 where The Rt Hon Michael Portillo will announce the winners.

Start now and stay in touch with your Careers & Employability Service.

September 30, 2011

There are important ways to stay in touch with your Careers & Employability Service while you study and after you Graduate. Staying in touch with us will help you get first pick of new jobs, work experience and help with applying for jobs.

It will also ensure you get important information on current markets and careers issues, jobs fairs and careers events throughout the year.

Summer Jobs in the Olympic and Paralympic Games

September 28, 2011

When the Olympic and Paralympic Games come to the UK next year, London 2012’s contractors will need tens of thousands of people to join their teams – these jobs will truly be the summer job of a lifetime.

Careers appointments now available using Skype

September 20, 2011

The Careers & Employability Service now offer on-line Skype appointments with a Careers Adviser. The service is currently only available to current students and not graduates.

Win 2 Large Dominos Pizzas

September 14, 2011

We are offering the chance to win 2 Large Dominos Pizzas for two lucky people who are selected from our Facebook friends.

John Lewis Opportunities

September 6, 2011

John Lewis have a number of opportunities that they are currently recruiting for:

  • Retail Management Summer Internship
  • Retail Management Industrial Placement
  • Retail Merchandising Graduate Scheme
  • Retail Buying Graduate Scheme
  • Retail Management Graduate Scheme

Start now and stay in touch with your Careers & Employability Service.

August 24, 2011

There are three important ways to stay in touch with your Careers & Employability Service while you study and after you Graduate. Staying in touch with us will help you get first pick of new jobs, work experience and help with applying for jobs.

It will also ensure you get important information on current markets and careers issues, jobs fairs and careers events throughout the year.

Graduate Opportunities at Ford of Britain and Ford Credit

August 19, 2011

Ford of Britain and Ford Credit (*) are recruiting externally for graduates to join the following functions: Product Development, Marketing, Sales & Service, Information Technology, Purchasing, Supplier Technical Assistance, Material Planning & Logistics, Finance and Human Resources.

(*) Ford Credit is seeking Finance and Information Technology graduates only.

Most of the graduate opportunities will be based in Essex and successful applicants will join from October 2011.

BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme

August 10, 2011

The BBC is looking for good writers, without a professional broadcasting background,
who can help them to reflect their widely differing audiences.

The aim is to find talented and creative people who might have been put off the idea
of a career as a broadcast journalist because of the training costs involved. They are also very keen to hear from people who have ambition to work in broadcast news but who – for whatever reason – have been pursuing a different career.

Making job search easier with RSS

July 29, 2011

Searching for jobs can be a tedious and very time consuming activity. Why not make things easier by using RSS feeds.

Get Careers news and job info on your Glamlife home page

July 7, 2011

Getting news from the Careers channel on your Glamlife home page will help you get first pick of new jobs, work experience and help with applying for jobs. It will also ensure you get important information on current market and careers issues, jobs fairs and careers events throughout the year.

Free graduate employability training - South Wales

June 15, 2011

In advance of this years Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) annual conference at The Celtic Manor, Real World and The Spring Project in partnership with the AGR and conference delegates, will be offering a days worth of valuable job skills and employability training to both local and more widely across the UK unemployed graduates on the 3rd July.

International Development Journalism Competition

May 3, 2011

Enter the Guardian International Development Journalism Competition. The Guardian International Development Journalism competition 2011 aims to highlight crucial issues facing the developing world. We are searching for enthusiastic writers who want to demonstrate their journalistic abilities by examining these issues.

The competition, in partnership with a group of UK-based international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) – is now in its fourth year, building on the successes of 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Graduate Placement Scheme available in Wales

April 20, 2011

CREW is launching its Graduate Placement Scheme (GPS). The programme is intended to connect graduates from Wales looking for experience in the regeneration field with organisations who can offer that experience in return for a contribution to the work of the organisation.

CCI Students make Media Careers Video

April 8, 2011

The Media Careers Fair 2011 was held on Thursday March 3rd as part of the University wide Experience Works event organised by the Careers & Employability Service.

15 employers and organisations from a variety of creative industries populated the Atrium street, giving students an opportunity to network and gain expert insights with the possibility of finding work placements and job opportunities.

The video below highlights the event and was created by Holly Williams and Neil Simons as part of the GO Wales Taster scheme, which in turn has given them valuable work experience.

English Teaching Graduate Scheme

March 30, 2011

The British Council has launched a new scheme that will support unemployed graduates to become English teachers overseas and encourage young people from the UK to apply for teacher training grants.

Free 0n-Line Psychometric Testing

March 23, 2011

OPC Assessment have designed a new Situational Judgement Test (SJT) specifically for graduates and are seeking undergraduates or graduates to sit the trial test for them online.

Last chance to work or intern in the USA this summer.

March 17, 2011

BUNAC have the exciting opportunities for students to work in America this summer as the deadline to apply to our Work America programme is steadily approaching.

It offers students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work and travel in the States for four months and even gain career-relevant work experience that will enhance their CV and employability skills.

Part Time Job Opportunities

February 22, 2011

AEA are a leading strategic resource efficiency, carbon, energy and climate change consultancy, employing over 500 of the UK’s foremast environmental scientists and consultants.

They are currently looking for a number of doorstep survey staff to join our team and work in the local authorities of Blaenau Gwent, Pembrokeshire and Wrexham. The work will begin on Monday 28th March and run until Saturday 2nd April 2011. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, although those with a proven interest in the environment or with an environmental related discipline would be well received.

Careers Podcast on Student Radio

February 15, 2011

Our very own Careers Adviser Dave McCarthy, based at Atrium, talks about the importance of work experience and gives you some important tips on how to become more employable.

Lifeguards, Instructors and Childcare Professionals wanted

January 19, 2011

Barracudas offers activity day camps in England for children aged between 4 1/2 to 16 years. We have 16 locations offering Easter camps and 27 offering summer camps. At the day camps children can try new activities, make new friends and most of all have lots of fun! We’ve got your holiday childcare covered – activity holidays that are Ofsted registered, giving parents peace of mind, whilst ensuring maximum fun for kids.

This Week - The RWCMD's Career Event

January 18, 2011

Careers Event Held at the Royal Welsh College of Media and Drama. Thursday 20th and Friday 21st January – from 10am – 4pm.

The RWCMD are hosting a two day Careers Event for music students on 20th – 21st January 2011. The first day will be a chance to improve your C.V. and audition techniques as well as an opportunity to create your own website.

Write on-line articles and boost your CV

December 14, 2010

Milkround.com is offering a scheme as an opportunity for budding new writers to be published on site. The scheme is called Student View and is a opportunity for students to write articles on careers, internships, university, housing, travel and what’s important to students. This is a forum for students, where they can write about where and how their future careers are going to develop and report on university news.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2011 – Looking for Volunteers

November 24, 2010

Each year the Festival offers a limited number of work experience places to highly-motivated and enthusiastic students, on a voluntary basis for the duration of the Festival. In 2011, the Festival will run from Wednesday 27th April – Monday 2nd May with volunteers arriving on the morning of the 27th and leaving on the afternoon of the 3rd.

The working day is long but varied, and jobs can range from publicity work to stage management, helping in the press office to front of house. We aim to give our volunteers experience in all areas of the Festival’s work, but it may also be possible to accommodate individuals with expertise in certain areas. This is a great way for students to get some top notch experience on their CVs.

Mailshot Helpers Needed

November 17, 2010

Four students needed to help stamp & stuff envelopes for a mailshot

Rate of pay – £5.35 hr (up to 22 years), £6.25 (for 22 years & older)

Commencing – TBC (within the next few weeks)

Meet the Careers Service @ Roadshows

October 27, 2010

During the week commencing November 8th we will be running several Careers roadshows over different campuses and faculties.

Come and meet Careers Advisers, get information and learn about how the Career Service can make you more employable, whatever year of study you’re in.

Part-Time Music & Drama Workshop Leaders

October 26, 2010

SuperStars / SportStars is a thriving, unique and dynamic award winning young company that supplies coaches and instructors to Primary Schools in the fields of sport, drama, art and music and we have a vacancy for a Music Specialist to come on board and join our passionate and vibrant team in the Cardiff area on a part time basis.

The role of a Music or Drama Specialist is an exciting one as you will be expected to lead a variety of fun based national curriculum workshops to primary school children during term time. You will have considerable scope to be imaginative and a pro active mindset is a must. Rate of pay is £8 – £10 per hour.

Closing Date: Friday 29th October
Start Date: WC: 1st November

To apply please visit www.sport-stars.co.uk for further information and to download an application form. For any additional information call Luke Oakes on 0845 241 3682 or email luke.oakes@sport-stars.co.uk

Music Industry Advice Sessions

October 20, 2010

SWN sessions from the Welsh Music Foundation

The Welsh Music Foundation is co-ordinating many of the daytime sessions at the Swn festival this year. All take place on Friday 22nd October 2010 and Saturday 23rd October 2010 and are free to attend.

Interested in Teaching English in Japan?

October 12, 2010

If so, the JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching) Programme, an official Japanese Government scheme, sends graduates to promote international understanding at grass-roots level and to improve foreign language teaching in schools in Japan. These well paid positions are for a minimum of 12 months. The Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) assist Japanese Teachers of English in classroom English instruction.

Calling all budding journalists

October 5, 2010

Do you want to train as a journalist with one of the world’s largest broadcasting organisations?

The BBC are looking for 15 exceptional people who will be the broadcast journalists of the future.

What's available for International Students

September 29, 2010

The new term has begun and there are a number of events approaching and ways in which the Careers Service can help you. Many of our events are open to all students.

  • Here is a list of events that are coming up over the next few months – Many are open to all people but take a closer look at each event as some are particularly targeted towards specific subject areas.
  • We have created a range of case studies where International students similar to you tell their stories of their employment and how the careers service helped them. Visit our new International student Case Studies

New Careers Newsletter - Autumn Term

September 22, 2010

The careers newsletter for the autumn term is now available.

Giving you essential information on what Glam Careers can do for you, what careers events are coming up on your campus and offering advice on aspects of your career and job search.

Volunteer at London 2012

September 21, 2010

The Careers Service is keen to promote the amazing volunteering opportunities available at the Olympic Games in London in two years time.

From stewards to radio operators to athlete escorts, volunteers – or 'Games Makers’ – will play an integral role in the largest event ever staged in the UK. Set against a truly inspirational backdrop, being a Games Maker will give you the opportunity to build new friendships and develop a host of skills.

Games Makers will be required at the various Olympic venues throughout the UK. Obviously the majority of the venues are London based though locally the Millennium Stadium will co-host the football competition. On the application you will be required to indicate your preference for three venues.

Part-Time Assistant Required - POSITION FILLED

September 9, 2010

Part-time Assistant required to work at Chair Covers & Bows in their Talbot Green premises, must be a car driver and able to work weekends including Sundays. Work varied but to include laundry work, preparation for events and setting up of events. Sales experience a bonus.

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED

New To Glamorgan? Freshers Read This!

September 2, 2010

If you have just started with us at Glamorgan then the Careers Service can help you get started. If you work with us throughout your stay, you are more likely to be employable when you leave.

Changes To Openings

September 2, 2010

We have changed the way Openings is set up – From now on you don’t have to sign in or register to view or search for any vacancies, the employer directory or the careers calendar.

Kitchen Porters required - Ryder Cup

August 25, 2010

Michael Wisher & Associates who supply hospitality staff to events across the country are looking for staff to work as Kitchen Porters at The Ryder Cup to be held at the Celtic Manor Newport South Wales.

No experience necessary. Duties to include washing pots and pans, cutlery, crockery etc. Keeping the kitchen clean and tidy. This may involve some moderate lifting. Will be required to wear sturdy shoes.

Transport is provided to the venue from various locations in the South Wales area. This vacancy is temporary for 1 week from 27th September – 3rd October 2010, you will be required to work a minimum 3 days out of 7.

Guardian Careers Q & A

August 24, 2010

Guardian Careers have another set of of Q & A’s this week.

Here is what’s going on:

The breakthroughs of medical researchers are rarely out of the headlines so find out more about careers in this area in our live Q&A — Routes into medical research, 24 August 1pm—4pm View

And whatever your question about your CV or covering letter, we’ve got a panel of experts lined up to help you look good on paper in our CV and covering letter clinic, 25 August 1pm—4pm
View

Rounding off the week is a look at breaking into publishing with our Graduate and entry-level roles in publishing View> discussion on August 26, 1pm—4pm.

Skills Cymru Event - 16-18 September

August 19, 2010

skillscymru is happening at the Millennium Stadium. It is The careers and skills event for Wales and everyone from young people to adults is welcome to come along. skillscymru will have:

100 organisations

20,000 visitors

100% interactive

Featuring:
• Fantastic competitions to win an iPad and Flip Camera
• Have a go areas to try out new skills
• Dedicated expert advice
• Free master classes and seminars
• Learn 10 new skills
• Battle of the Bands final on Saturday

Placements available at the Wales Council for Voluntary Action

August 4, 2010

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) offer a number of exciting placement opportunities that are designed to complement coursework and provide practical experience to add value to your CV. You will be involved in a set project which will allow you to focus on developing specific skills – skills that will ultimately make you more employable.

Graduate Trainee with Gwalia (Swansea)

June 29, 2010

Graduate Procurement Management Trainee with Gwalia (Swansea) – Closing Date: 14/07/2010
Gwalia have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Procurement Management Trainee. The Graduate Development Programme is designed to give an insight into all areas of the organisation and how they relate to procurement

Get work experience with Volunteering Wales

June 29, 2010

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action offer a Student Internships Programme which facilitates unpaid Internships across the voluntary sector in Wales. The placements are designed to complement Student course work and give them practical experience of value to add to your CV’s .

National Trust Internships - deadline extended to 30th July

June 16, 2010

deadline extended to 30th July

New this year; the National Trust is offering a number of internships across different areas of work in the organisation, from digital internships and external affairs, to property conservation and heritage visitor experience, and many more besides.

NHS Wales Emerging Leaders - Advanced Development Programme 2010

May 27, 2010

If you have a big ambition to work in one of the toughest roles in modern organisations, are serious about a career in NHS management, hold a degree level qualification, and can apply your passion, drive and determination to make a difference then we are interested in yo !

Want to gain experience of working in the environmental field?

May 26, 2010

The Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) offers work placements, shadowing and volunteering opportunities in the environmental sector for individuals from under-represented groups (*see contact details below for eligibility criteria)

Green Man Festival Seeks Intern from Wales

April 20, 2010

Green Man Festival are seeking a intern….

Their role will be working with the central team of the festival and involve the logistics and promotion of the event.

The position starts ASAP and runs until the end of September.

Real World Awards 2010

April 14, 2010

There are two awards that students and graduates can put themselves forward for:

Win a 'Summer School' place at a leading agency

April 1, 2010

IPA are running an annual competition to win a place at ‘Summer School’ where successful students are given the opportunity to spend a summer in a leading direct marketing, digital or healthcare advertising agency.

GO Wales Work placements Available Now

March 24, 2010

There are a range of GO Wales work Placements available at the moment.

GO Wales Work Placements are paid graduate level work experience that last between 6 – 12 weeks. Placements are paid a minimum of £240 per week. Many placements develop into jobs and are fantastic opportunities to gain high quality work experience to put on your CV.

Work America Programme this summer

March 23, 2010

Work America offers students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work and travel in the States for four months and even gain career-relevant work experience that will enhance their CV and employability skills.

Work Placements with HMPS - University visit

March 18, 2010

The HMPS recruitment team will be visiting the University of Glamorgan (Treforest Campus) on Tuesday 23 March and will be located in G Block foyer (Glynneath Building) between 10.30-1.00pm

Test yourself and win £3,000

March 17, 2010

Do you have outstanding academics? Are you looking to develop your skills in leadership, teamwork and communication?

Funding Help To Postgraduate Students In Economic Crisis

March 17, 2010

Postgrad Solutions is offering ten postgraduate students the opportunity to get a bursary for £500 each to help them with the costs of their studies at universities throughout the UK and mainland Europe in 2010.

Guardian Student Media Awards Launch For 2010

March 17, 2010

The Guardian Student Media awards launch today for 2010. The awards have been supporting the most talented and creative young journalists for over 30 years. Past winners, including high profile writers such as Andrew Rawnsley, Jonathan Freedland and Emily Barr, have all gone on to have successful careers within the industry. Enter the awards now for a chance to launch your media career.

The BBC Production Trainee Scheme

March 16, 2010

The BBC Production Trainee Scheme is now live for applicants. It’s a fantastic opportunity to take a first step in TV, Radio and online production.

Experience Works week

February 16, 2010

1st – 5th March

A week long event accross 5 faculties helping you with work experience and your career.

Creative graduate career patterns report

January 26, 2010

Creative Graduates Creative Futures is a major longitudinal study undertaken between 2008 and 2010 of the early career patterns of more than 3,500 graduates in practice-based art, design, crafts and media subjects, qualifying in 2002, 2003 and 2004 from 26 UK higher education institutions.

The Graduate Job Market in 2010

January 26, 2010

The Graduate job Market surveys recruiters featured in ‘The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers’ and also includes a poll of 1,000 student job hunters.

Looking for Part-Time work?

January 19, 2010

British Gas are urgently looking for students to work part time in their Central Cardiff office

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship - Call for Applications

December 1, 2009

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the leading research funding agency in Japan, established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science.

New Go Wales Work Placements

October 29, 2009

GO Wales Work Placements are paid graduate level work experience that last between 6 & 12 weeks.

The Zoom Young Filmmaker Award

October 20, 2009

The Zoom Young Filmmaker Award is being staged as part of the Wales International Young People’s Film Festival – Zoom ’10.

Prospects Chat Live week

October 6, 2009

Want to know what it’s really like on a grad scheme or postgrad course?
This is your chance to find out.

Arts/Drama/Film/Multimedia Volunteering Projects

October 1, 2009

Pontypridd YMCA is celebrating its centenary in 2010. They are currently looking for students who would be interested in leading an arts/drama/film/multimedia project in a local school.

Study Abroad Studentships

September 30, 2009

The Leverhulme Trust is offering Studentships to support
a period of advanced study or research overseas.

Graduates - Want to become a Freelancer?

September 3, 2009

GO Wales Freelancers is a unique, tailor-made course and programme of support to help graduates in Wales to begin a career as a Freelancer.

New To Glamorgan? Freshers Read This!

September 1, 2009

*If you have just started with us at Glamorgan then the Careers Service can help you get started. If you work with us throughout your stay, you are more likely to be employable when you leave. *

Bursary for graduates volunteering overseas

September 1, 2009

The scheme gives recent graduates the opportunity to enhance their employability skills through community and environmental work in remote communities overseas.

Dream Gap Year Jobs

August 26, 2009

Teach white-water rafting in New Zealand, serve canapes on a yacht in the Carribean or be a Bollywood extra!

BBC Virtual Careers Fair

July 29, 2009

The first BBC Virtual Careers Fair takes place on Wednesday 29 July from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

We are looking for Case studies

June 14, 2009

The Careers Service is looking for success stories for people who have had help from the University of Glamorgan Careers Service.

Chat to Advisers and Employers On-line

May 29, 2009

Whether you’re thinking about postgraduate study or looking for a graduate job this is your chance to find the answers, information and advice you need.

New Go Wales Work Tasters

May 21, 2009

A former Glamorgan student is working on creating a student website, and is looking for volunteers to assist with this large-scale project.

We offer on-Line Careers Advice

May 7, 2009

We offer free, online careers information, advice and guidance via this email service which is available to students and graduates of the University of Glamorgan and its franchise colleges.

Creative Careers Workshop @ Atrium CANCELLED

April 28, 2009

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Your Degree/Masters – What Next? – The Zen Room CB403 – 6th May 2009 – 5–7 p.m.

The careers service are holding an alumni event for students and graduates who would like some advice and guidance on how to get work in the creative industries.

S4C offer a year's industrial placement

April 2, 2009

S4C is offering the opportunity of a year’s industrial placement for a student currently undertaking an Electronic Engineering/Media Technology course with a distinct emphasis on engineering.

Graduates "need work experience"

March 27, 2009

The head of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Richard Lambert, commented that students must get skills and first hand experience of work while still at university.

Careers Event - Jobs In local Government

March 17, 2009

The Careers Service remind you of an event tomorrow 17/03/2009 – 14:00 – 15:00 – Your Job in Local Government

Meet staff from Cardiff Council, find out more about their jobs and the wide range of graduate opportunities available.

Please visit our events page for more details on how to book.
Booking is essential.

Careers In the Creative Industries Seminar

March 17, 2009

This event is an opportunity for people who are intersted in working in the creative industries.

Thursday 26th March 2009 – Coleg Morgannwg’s, Llwynypia campus

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