You are not alone! 51% of the Welsh population who have some Welsh-speaking ability agree*.
Being a Welsh speaker, no matter what level:
This year, USW is offering exciting new modules to prepare you for using your Welsh language skills in the workplace. They are available to all students in any year of study.
If you are interested in registering for these modules, please contact [email protected]
They are 5 credit modules in addition to the main course, so it will be an extra study to put on your CV.
Best place to start with lots of resources and signposting to all of our services. Including resources to help you stand out from the crowd when writing a CV, Cover Letter, Application Form & preparing for an Interview. Including advice and support if you are completing a placement as part of your course. Check out our calendar of workshops, events and employer activities.
I studied photography and graduated in 2017.
I now work in Comms for a medium-sized housing association that also delivers support to homeless people across South Wales. My job was originally a graduate post but I have been able to extend this to a permanent position and it’s a role I feel really passionate about.
By planning for questions you’ll reduce anxiety. Seeing ‘desirable’ was something that often put me off applying for jobs, but taking the time to research where you are applying makes all the difference. For example, if Welsh is desirable, learn how they use welsh and what is the expectation of the sector. This gives you the power to come up to solutions and discuss that at the interview. This helped position me ahead of others who applied for my job as I came across a solution-focused person rather than panicking when they inevitably ask. The same applied when I saw driving was essential … I researched where I work and found a bus stopped right outside the office… so said that in my interview.
Student Enterprise can help you explore ideas, start freelancing or start your own business. We can help you every step of the way; from a scribbled down idea to the launch of a business and beyond!
We offer one-to-one support and mentoring throughout the year, as well as a range of interactive events and workshops, giving you the knowledge, confidence and networks to start working for yourself.