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Are you a recent graduate who is thinking about a career in teaching English? This scheme is designed to help graduates get the qualifications they need to work abroad.  The qualification is called Trinity CertTESOL or Cambridge CELTA.

Successful applicants who complete the course could receive a grant of as much as £600.

Download more information at www.britishcouncil.org/study-work-create/work-volunteer/english-teaching-graduate-scheme.

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 www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/whatson/ later in the year.

The Summer Academy will be taking place on 3 – 9 Aug 2014 at Kneller Hall in Twickeham, London.  A maximum of 54 places are available and applications should be made by completing the application form which you can download here.  The deadline for applications is 20th June.  The event is open to those who have not yet applied and also those who are in the process of applying.  There is usually high demand for this event so places will be allocated depending on musical ability and eligibility to join the Army.

The event will involve playing music with the bands, tutorial sessions, PT and playing a concert to parents and families on the final day.  Train tickets, meals and accommodation will be provided.

Come and meet SuperStars in the foyer of the main Library tomorrow, 10th April, between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm.

SuperStars  provide structured PE, Drama, Music and Art lessons in primary schools covering teachers’ PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time.  They also provide sporting activities during the school holidays for children aged from 5 – 12.

In addition, SuperStars deliver fun activities for birghday parties!

Visit http://www.super-stars.org.uk/ for more information.

You’ve come to the end of the interview, and the employer asks, “Do you have any questions?” – this is your opportunity to really find out about the company you’ll be working for. Here are six questions you should ask the interviewer and why you should ask them: https://www.enterprisealive.co.uk/interview-questions.

The Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) held a very successful ‘Question Time’ event last month at the Mandela suite in the Students’ Union. Managed by the Careers and Employability team, it was organised in association with the Bright Futures and Konetics student societies. The event was filmed by the University’s SU-TV team:-

The panel included

  • Jenny Jones, HR Odfficer, JCP Solicitors
  • Adam Curtis, CEO of Hoowla and Owner of Clockwork Bear
  • Naomi Boast, Assistnat Civil Engineer, Vinci Construction, based on Swansea University’s new campus site
  • Gareth Hill, Careers Adviser, Careers and Employability Service
  • Lucy Williams, Work Placement and Employment Coordinator, Careers and Employability Service

Date: Tuesday 25th February
Time: 17:00 – 18:00

The Army’s Human Resources support is delivered by the Officers and Soldiers of the Adjutant General’s Corps Staff and Personnel Support (AGC SPS) Branch.  Every major unit in the Army has its own detachment of approximately 20 AGC SPS staff who are responsible for looking after the pay and personal documentation of the soldiers within that regiment – both in barracks and on operations.  There are AGC SPS Officers and Soldiers serving with every Corps and Regiment in the Army so they have a very varied career.

Target Audience:  ALL Students.  This would be of particular interest to students studying Business / Finance and Accounting.

For further information including venue and to book your place, please go to:  http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/

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

There’s nothing wrong with spending your summer at the beach, enjoying a well-deserved break.  But a summer internship will make a difference to your employment prospects.  Here’s how: https://www.enterprisealive.co.uk/why-summer-internship/

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.

The Writer (thewriter.com) is one of the world’s biggest language consultancies.

They’re looking for second-year undergraduates to come to a two-day Word Experience on 10th and 11th April 2014.

They’ll show you how you can make a career out of writing for business.  By giving you plenty of writing exercises, linguistic brainstorms and home-made pecha kuchas* to get your teeth into.  They might even get you working with them on a live project.

(*Google has the answer.)

Keep reading if:

You already write for your course
Maybe you study English, journalism or creative writing. Or maybe you just write a lot of essays.

You write in your spare time too
You might write for your student paper, a blog, or fiction. It doesn’t matter as long as you write.

You’re a bit of a word geek
You have a tendency to get excited or properly riled up by all kinds of writing. From tube ads to tubes of toothpaste, Booker Prize winners to Charlie Brooker.

Yes that’s me. What do I need to do?
Send 300 words saying why The Writer should pick you (and a way for them to get in touch with you) to pickme@thewriter.com. Make sure ‘Word Experience’ and your name are in your subject line.  The deadline for receipt of your application is 28th February 2014.

Events this week

Topics include:

  • Developing your Commercial Awareness
  • Army and Reserve Army Opportunities with the Royal Engineers
  • Developing your Employability Mindset
  • Working in the Heritage Sector
  • International Volunteering

Click here for more information and details of how to book.

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:

http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/

  • 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?

GradLink UK is a very useful site for learning about the graduate job market and graduate employers in China, Africa, India and Malaysia.

The website includes vacancies, graduate profiles, employer contacts, in-depth advice and much more.

We have lots of Careers and Employability resources for our International Students at www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/internationalstudents/.

The deadline to apply for a British Council English Language Assistantship in China is 14 February 2014.

The programme offers paid teaching placements starting in August 2014.  Students and graduates gain international experience in one of the world’s fastest growing economies and a range of transferable skills to boost their employability.  Assistants receive a full induction (with language and teaching training), reimbursement of travel and accommodation for free.  The programme is open to students and graduates of any academic discipline.  Knowledge of Mandarin and teaching experience is not required. Placements usually last ten months.

Download the British Council’s flyer here for further information, and visit the website for full details on eligibility and applications.

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.

Dunbia are currently recruiting for a wide range and large number of roles, and they do also have one or two vacancies at Llanybydder that they will be looking to fill.  This would of interest if you are looking for opportunities in the Carmarthenshire area.  Opportunities include:

  • Accountancy & Finance
  • Sales
  • Food Safety & Technical
  • Operations
  • Planning
  • Engineering

Click here for more details.

The British Council’s Generation UK internship programme is still offering UK students the chance to gain work experience in mainland China this summer.  Placements are available at companies in a wide range of industries, including:  accounting and finance, architecture, business, engineering, hospitality, information technology, legal, logistics, marketing and PR, media and creative industries, pharmaceuticals and more. Knowledge of Chinese is not a pre-requisite for Generation UK internships.

Generation UK covers accommodation, STA travel insurance, an airport pickup service and dedicated support throughout the placement. Students will need to cover the costs of their own return flights and visa.

Please note: For placements starting in June or July 2014, students must submit an application before Friday 11 April 2014.  We strongly advise applying as early as possible as funding is limited and places are expected to be filled quickly.

More information, including details of how to apply, can be found at: www.britishcouncil.org.cn/genuk or for enquiries, please email: gen.uk@britishcouncil.org.cn

MyKindaCrowd connects young people with the world of work and enhances their future employability -

  • Companies set challenges
  • Young people respond with ideas; and get rewarded with work experience
  • Many of the challenges and opportunities have a very beneficial social impact too.

Visit http://www.mykindacrowd.com/ for more information.

MyKindaCrowd’s services are FREE to students.

For every challenge you win, you receive MyKindaCrowd points.  You can also win points by referring friends to the site and other activities.  You can exchange your points for the experiences listed below:

  • Attend a MyKindaCrowd breakfast briefing
  • Presentation skills workshops
  • Career Clinic
  • CV review
  • Telephone interview sills
  • Face-to-Face interview skills
  • Meet with an employer
  • Personal statement mentoring.

So even if you don’t win a challenge, you can still be rewarded.