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We, USW Careers, are here to encourage you, to guide you and to assist you throughout your time as a student at USW and after you graduate.  We can help you find your career direction, you can get your CV checked, book a mock interview, explore your freelancing options, secure a placement, build your experience, develop your network, be employable and get inspired.

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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. 


Our jobs board and events system where you can see all of the latest opportunities posted by employers as well as events that will be running, including online events! Sign up for weekly alerts.


Our career and skills development system. It is jam-packed with resources, tools to develop your skills, and present yourself well to employers – including great resources to help you create a fantastic LinkedIn profile.


A Work Placement is a period of relevant, academically supervised work experience, assessed as part of a programme of study.  Have a look at our advice and support.

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GO Wales: Achieve Through Work Experience is an initiative that helps students who are struggling to access work experience. 


We offer 1-2-1 support, mentoring throughout the year, as well as a range of interactive events & workshops, giving you the knowledge, confidence & networks.

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We arrange a calendar of workshops, events and employer activities. Our events range from subject and sector-specific events to large scale graduate fairs.

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Complete our online employability award, the GradEdge Award, which will help you to develop the skills and attributes employers are looking for.


All of our appointments are running via telephone or Teams. The Ask a Question service is also running as normal.

"A recent survey showed 2/3 of employers look for graduates with relevant work experience because it helps them prepare for work and develop general business awareness"*

All students should aim to undertake industry relevant work experience at some point during their time at university, whether it's part of your course or not. To help assist you, we have scheduled some special webinars for you. Click on each event for more information and to reserve your space.

Are you looking for a placement? Or are you worried about work experience? 

Wednesday 20 January – 2.00-3.00pm

Want to know about Sandwich placements? Come and join us...

Tuesday 26 January – 12-12.30pm

Are you looking for a Virtual Placement? Or are you worried about work experience? 

Wednesday 10 February – 2.00-3.00pm

Are you looking for a Sandwich Placement? 

Tuesday 23 February – 12-12.30pm

Are you on a course supported by the Work Placement team and looking for a placement? Or are you worried about Work Experience?

Thursday 11 March – 11-12pm

Want to know about Sandwich placements? Come and join us... 

Tuesday 20 April – 12-12.30pm

Are you looking for a placement? Or are you worried about work experience?

Thursday 29 April – 11-12pm

Themed Weeks - New for 2020/2021

Themed weeks are a great opportunity to discover more about a particular sector and what you need to succeed in these areas of work.  Each week consists of panel discussion from industry professionals including USW Alumni, presentations and workshops.  

Fancy a career in the sustainability sector or NHS, catch up on our previous themed weeks.  Watch event recordings including complete panel discussions with experts who include USW Alumni.

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All Wales Careers Fair - 1 March 2021

USW Careers have another fantastic event planned with loads of top employers coming to recruit for their graduate jobs, sandwich placements; summer placements and more.

This is your chance to meet employers, gain an insight into the organisation and make a good impression.

Be the first to know which employers will be attending by registering your details here.


Click on the dates to book your space on the following webinars

Keep up to date with the latest from @USWCareers.