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SEA (Swansea Employability Academy) are hosting a series of workshops for final year students, and the programme includes major employers such as BBC Wales and Santander. Click here to download our Get Ready for Work poster.

The workshops are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and prepare you for the employment sector. The programme covers:

  • CVs and covering letters
  • Writing effective applications
  • How to find a graduate job
  • Interview skills
  • What employers look for
  • LinkedIn – from amateur to pro
  • How to network with confidence
  • Meet the Employers event

Click here to download the full programme of events and book online for the workshops you’re interested in.

Open to students from all disciplines.

Make the best of your Welsh in the workplace!

Students who attend 3 workshops during the day will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win an ipod!

Date/time: Monday 11 May, 10.00 – 3.30 pm
Venue: Dining Rooms A & B, Fulton House

Click here for the event poster.

Workshops will be running throughout the day. Click here for details and links to pre-book your place.

For more information contact Kate Evans at

Countryside Jobs Service

Countryside Jobs have just launched a new ‘Ask CJS’ service at It provides all the information required to contact them through various social media accounts as well as an online query form. It also has a link to a Helpful Hints page for advice and guidance when applying for a facancy and writing a CV.

We subscribe to the Countryside Jobs vacancy bulletins which you can access at – scroll down to “Green jobs”.

Save the date & win! Worried about your career prospects post-graduation? ACCA are hosting a free, online careers fair for finance and business students on the 23rd and 24th September. Over two days, there’ll be the chance to get specially created, free, useful advice on your future career and training. In 2014, ACCA invited more than 25 employers, including Mazars, Baker Tilly, Boots, Capita, EY, Ford Retail, Grant Thornton, TalkTalk, Johnson and Johnson, Zurich, Whitbread, Specsavers and more.

Visit ACCA Advantage from the comfort of your sofa for:

  • Over 100 live job vacancies for students and graduates
  • Advice on getting your dream job, CV building, job interviews and psychometric testing
  • Guidance from leading tuition providers
  • Employer booths where you can chat with top companies
  • The chance to apply for jobs during the event

ACCA are also offering you the chance to win an amazing, career-boosting prize worth over £1,300, including a bespoke CV and cover letter, interview coaching, personalised strengths tests and interview clothes vouchers.

To find out more, and to enter the competition, visit

A great way to get ahead in the job market whilst having fun and learning new skills.

Waterway Recovery Group run working parties and week long residential conservation holidays (Canal Camps) on canals around the country. They are dedicated to restoring the industrial heritage and environment of Britian’s historic waterways. They are run entirely by volunteers for volunteers and their people come from all age groups and from all over the world.

Canal Camps are cheap (£56), great fun and add the kind of points to a CV that employers look for. You will get the chance to learn some amazing new skills such as bricklaying and heritage pointing.

Visit for more information.

Who digs canals?

Canal Camps are ideal for those who:

  • want to make their CVs stand out
  • need to show practical experience of team work and leadership
  • want to learn new skills
  • are still unsure about their future career direction and want to do something useful while they explore options
  • have gained employment but don’t start until September

Swansea Employability Academy and Careers & Employability Service are hosting and delivering a series of workshops and events for all students. They are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and to help you prepare for your future employment.

Click here to view the full Employability Week programme and instructions for booking the events you’re interested in.

These workshops and events are in addition to the activities organised by your own College as part of Employability Week – further details of these are available in College, but if you have any questions, please e-mail

This conference brings together the expertise of leading financial organisations across the UK in the first event of its kind in Wales. It will take place on the 8th of December in Cardiff City Hall.

The aim is to bring together a number of key business leaders to address students interested in a potential career in the financial sector. The conference will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions and interactive sessions as well as workshops and networking opportunities. After the event, students who attend will have the opportunity to submit their CVs which will then be made available to all sponsors and speakers to review as potential candidates for their recruitment schemes.

Visit for more information and online registration.

Our annual Careers Fair is your opportunity to come and talk to lots of potential employers all in one place here on campus.

You can download full details of the Fair at,on/.

Also, click  here to download a list of questions to help you with ideas about what you might want to ask employers.

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GoinGlobal provides country-specific career and employment information including worldwide internship and job postings, H1B employer listings, corporate profiles and career resources for 30 countries.

The Careers and Employability Service at Swansea University has subscribed to this service so that our students can access it for FREE through the campus network at

You can create a personal account from a computer on campus and then use that account to log in to GoinGlobal from a computer off campus through the link above.  See FAQs about GoinGlobal and the User Guide online.

The job-hunting process is not an easy one and can be difficult to manage if you’re not organised.  Get better at it with these great tips:

Our next Careers Fair will take place on Friday 10th October 2014 from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.

Further details will be published on our website at later in the year.

Click here to download a list of useful resources/links to help you build your networking skills, manage your online presence and use social media effectively to find jobs.

Date: Thursday 13 February 2014
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Venue: Mandela Suite, Students’ Union

What are employers looking for from me? What can I do to maximise my chance of getting the job I want? How can I make myself invaluable in the workplace? These are questions that you may be considering at this time of year as you think about what to do after your degree.

The ‘Question Time’ event provides students with the opportunity to ask any questions they have about Employability to a panel of experts. The panel includes a graduate employer, an entrepreneur, a careers adviser and a recent Swansea University Engineering graduate. Light refreshments will be provided.

For further information and to book your place, please go to:

  • Click on Events Calendar
  • Select:  Date of the Event
  • Select:  Book

We’ve been adding new events to our Careers Talks Programme – click here to download the updated list of forthcoming events.

Click here to register/log in and book online to attend the events you’re interested in.

Once you have registered and logged in:-

  • Click on “Events Calendar”
  • Select the date of the presentation/workshop you wish to attend
  • Select “Book”

The Careers and Employability Service will be hosting a variety of events and workshops during the week beginning Monday 20th January covering a wide range of topics.

Download the full programme:

English version

Welsh version

Workshops during My Employability week will include the following:-

  • Careers and Cakes – informal drop-in event
  • Getting started with career ideas
  • Managing your online presence and using social media for job hunting
  • Writing an effective CV and cover letter
  • Finding and preparing for graduate jobs
  • Career decision making
  • Developing an employability mindset
  • Analysing what you can offer an employer
  • Making successful applications
  • Interview skills and psychometric testing
  • preparing for assessment centres
  • The Higher Education Achievement Award (HEAR) and Employability Awards
  • Completing successfulapplications (GO Wales)
  • Using social media for job hunting
  • Getting into teaching
  • International Students – What next after your degree?

Alongside the Employability Week events organised by the Careers and Employability Service, the School of Management is organising an additional programme of events that are open to students from all degree disciplines.

Click here to download the programme and link to online booking.

A dedicated section in The Guardian newspaper to help you boost your employability:

Imperial College Finance Society is proud to present, in its 4th year, its flagship event – the New Financial Worlds Conference 2013.

Split into two streams, Global markets and Investment Banking, you’ll get the chance to listen to seminars from the industry’s elite, as well as network and ask your piercing questions. There will also be interactive activities for you to show off your financial talent.  If selected to attend you’ll have your CV sent to participating banks for the chance to be fast tracked!

All you need to do is choose which stream you’d like to apply to and send in your CV via this link:

Applications are now open! Good Luck!

Visit for the latest updates.

We arrange a number of events to help you improve our employability skills, give you access to recruiters and provide information about specific jobs.

Students who wish to attend any of these events will receive a notification informing them when booking is available.

Click this link to view details and book online to attend talks and presentations.

Click here to download an overview of forthcoming talks and skills sessions.
If you have any further queries, please contact the Careers & Employability Helpdesk:  Open Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm with the exception of Tuesdays when the Helpdesk opens at 10.00 am.

Careers Talks next week

For further information and to book your place on the workshops outlined below, please go to:  Then click on “Events Calendar”, Select the Date of the Workshop, Select: “Book”.

Introduction to the Civil Service Fast Stream
Date: Tuesday 22nd October
Time: 17:00 – 18:00
Venue: Keir Hardie – Room 152

The Civil Service Fast Stream is a development programme for graduates with the potential to become the future leaders of the Civil Service and is consistently ranked in the top ten “Times Top 100 Graduate Employers”. The Fast Stream allows you to amass a wide range of experience in a very short time with the opportunity to work in more than one government department, in more than one part of the UK, and to go on secondments to the wider public sector, Europe or the charity or private sectors. Fast Streamers begin their careers with a series of contrasting placements or postings which provide the chance to move between projects and areas of work and build up a valuable portfolio of experience.

This presentation will introduce you to the type of schemes available (Central departments, Analytical, HR, Technology in Business and European) and what you can expect to de doing. The presentation is aimed at anyone with an interest in any of the above and those wanting to pursue a career within the Civil Service.

Speed Employability – CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
Date: Thursday 24th October
Time: 17:00 – 18:00
Target Audience: Maths, Finance and Accounting, Business Studies, Management Students, Economics and Finance.

Are you interested in business and finance and want to work for a top graduate employer after you graduate? 98 of the world’s top 100 global brands employ CIMA students and members as they believe CIMA is the most relevant accounting qualification for business.  Come along to the CIMA presentation to find out what management accountancy is and how studying the CIMA Professional Qualification can improve your long-term career prospects, even in a turbulent economic climate.  Special CIMA offer also available on the day!

For further information and to book your place on the above workshops, please go to:  Then click on “Events Calendar”, Select the Date of the Workshop, Select: “Book”.