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Welcome

We, USW Careers, are here to help you find your passion and purpose.  Wherever you are in your career journey we will help & support you achieve your goals throughout your time as both a student and graduate.  

We can help you:

  • find your career direction
  • explore your freelancing options
  • secure a placement
  • build your experience
  • develop your network

Hear advice from some of our USW Graduates and Partners.

But first, how would you like to win £250 of Amazon vouchers?

Sign up for jobs and events alerts in CareersConnect – the place to apply for jobs, book events and connect with employers.

To win, sign up for the weekly alerts (or daily if you are really keen!) and then once a week you’ll get an email with all the latest opportunities and events added that week. 

Make sure you sign up for alerts by 12 pm on 31 October for your chance to win £250 of Amazon vouchers!

The first time you sign in to CareersConnect using your normal USW credentials you will be asked to set your preferences. You can also tell CareersConnect what you are interested in.  This will only take a few seconds but do take a moment or two to tell the system what opportunities you are interested in seeing.

Finding a part-time job

  • Earn extra pocket money
  • Access discounts and perks
  • Gain work experience
  • Become more confident
  • Develop transferable skills
  • Learn to manage your time wisely
  • Build your professional network


We know for many of you finding a part-time job will be a priority.  Apart from the obvious financial reasons, there are many other benefits to having a part-time job whilst studying.

Whatever your reason we know it can be challenging and it can take up a lot of time. Therefore, it is important that you know what employers are looking for and how you can show them that you are the right person for the job. To help check out the wbinars below.  

Finding & Applying for Part-time job

This session will consider:   

  • How to get job-ready  
  • Where to search for part-time jobs  
  • Essential skills for part-time work  
  • How you create a great Skills Based part-time Jobs Cv  

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Part-Time Jobs for International Students

This session will consider:   

  • Understanding the different terminology
  • Layout for an effective Part-time job CV
  • Different sections that you need to include
  • Finding part-time jobs
  • National Insurance Number
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Work Experience

"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"*

It's never too early to start thinking of gaining work experience. 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, have a look at our designated web pages here and the placement guide

*https://www.ucas.com/

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Fancy freelancing or start a business alongside your studies?

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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. We also provide funding to support your side hustle or project!

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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

Keep up to date with the latest from @USWCareers.

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Meet the team