About Us: What we offer

The Careers & Employability Service helps students and graduates of the University of South Wales and its franchise/partner colleges with all aspects of their career planning. Services range from individual advice and guidance, employability events and workshops, Grad Edge Award, jobs and placement opportunities, careers information, contact with employers and help with starting your own business.

In Person

Meeting with a Careers Adviser – As a student or graduate of USW you can speak to a Careers Adviser on a one-to-one basis. Services range from individual advice and guidance on career choice to postgraduate study, work experience, practical support with job hunting, interview techniques, CV’s, working/studying overseas and much more. We can even help you find a part time job whilst you study.

Careers Events – Every term we organise a large variety of events across all faculties to help you with a range of career issues and job hunting. These include exhibitions, jobs fairs, guest speakers and much more. Make sure you don’t miss out on whats going on in your campus. Careers events can always be viewed from our home page


The Careers website also has many other areas that are useful to you. These include:

  • Ask a Question – We offer free, online careers information, advice and guidance via this email service.

Please Note: The Careers website is an additional resource you can use to get information and help and is not a replacement for one to one guidance.

Services to Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Students

RWCMD students are able to have full access to careers information and advice via www.southwales.ac.uk/careers Individual appointments can be made to see a Careers Adviser at the ATRiuM by contacting the Advice Zone on 01443 482540. Alternatively students can email a Careers Adviser

For more information please go to www.southwales.ac.uk/careers. RWCMD students are also welcome to attend any events advertised and organised by the University Careers Service.


The Careers and Employability Service comprises:

Employability Development Team

Careers Advisers

  • David McCarthy – Careers Adviser for Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI)
  • Alison Hoban Careers Adviser for Faculty of Business & Society (FBS)
  • Ruth Morgan – Careers Adviser for Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science (CES)
  • Rhiannon Pugh – Careers Adviser for Faculty of Life Science & Education (LSE)

Work Placement Team

Central Careers Team

Student Enterprise Team

GO Wales

Equality in Employment

The Careers and Employability Service are committed to the practice of Equality and Diversity in all aspects of its work. We are aware that students and graduates may face many barriers in the job market and we strive to not only address this but to help overcome it with positive action. Please see our Equality in Employment page.