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The University’s International Development Office has arranged the following presentation by CRCC Asia:

Date: Monday 16th February, 1.00-2.00pm
Venue: Keir Hardie Room 130

Representatives from CRCC Asia: will also be in the foyer of the Library from 12-1pm and 2-3pm on the same day as the presentation so you can drop in and have an informal chat.

If you’re interested in attending this event please email

The China Internship Program is designed for students to complete a 1 to 3 month internship in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai or Shenzhen. The CRCC Asia China Internship Program 2015 provides internships across the most exciting and important industry sectors operating in China. Students will be able to choose from their extensive list of sectors including Finance, Law, Marketing and PR, Green Technology, IT and many more.

Funding: The IDO (International Development Office) and SPIN (Swansea Paid Internship Network) will be combining funds to offer a bursary to students up to a maximum of £1055 per student. There will also be a number of fully funded places available, more information to be provided during the presentation.

Participate in the Intelligent Aid Competition run by Clifford Chance and win a place on their vacation scheme!

Intelligent Aid is an alternative pathway to gain experience with a global law firm and the opportunity is open to all students, ages, and degree programmes. In fact 48% of trainees recruited by Clifford Chance last year were from non-law backgrounds.

The basis of the challenge is simple. Clifford Chance is asking you to answer a topical question in 500 words where you should demonstrate your intelligence, ability to structure a convincing argument, and your appreciation of practicalities. Of the entries, 40 shortlisted finalists will be invited to a Finals day at the Clifford Chance offices in Canary Wharf, London. The 20 students who stand out at the Final will be offered a place on the summer vacation scheme, paid at £400pw.

The challenge closes at 11:59 GMT on January 31st 2015.

For more details click here.

The Future Legal Mind award is being offered by the National Accident Helpline in association with Lawyer2B.

The competition will see one undergraduate law student and one postgraduate law student win £5,000 towards their studies during 2015 and work experience at the London or Manchester office of law firm Colemans-ctts.

The closing date is Thursday 5 February 2015.

Click here for more information on Lawyer2B’s website. Further details, including the entry form, are available at

The National Accident Helpline have also published an interview with Janet Tilley, co-founder and National Managing Partner of Colemans-ctts law firm about how to get a work experience placement at a law firm in 2015. Click here to read the article.

PwC’s mobile careers information unit will be outside Fulton House on 16th February, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm; so come along to the “coffee cart” for a chat if you’re interested in their graduate career opportunities.

Click here to visit PwC’s website for information on work placements, graduate jobs and international jobs – lots of opportunities in 158 countries.

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.

Grants offered, regardless of discipline, to European nationals who intend to go to Japan and to Japanese nationals who intend to come to Europe.

Visit for detailed information.

Swansea University has access to 10 Minutes With.

Companies around the world use 10 Minutes With on a daily basis to interact with graduates and source talent worldwide!

10 Minutes With is an educational platform where you learn about the roles, responsibilities and skills required for the top business positions globally.  It includes interviews with senior executives and professionals across various business fields asking them to explain their roles and day-to-day activities.

Here are some examples of video interviews included:

Business and marketing:



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?

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: or for enquiries, please email:

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.

The Fulbright Awards Programme offers a wide range of exchange opportunities to UK citizens under the following two main categories:

  • Postgraduate Student Awards to pursue a postgraduate degree or attend a US university as a ’special student researcher’ in any subject
  • Scholar and Professional Awards for academics and professionals to lecture, study and/or conduct research in the US.

Visit for detailed information on all the awards.

The next Postgraduate Open Day will be taking place on Wednesday 13 November 13:00 – 17:00.

This event is designed to provide information and advice to those considering postgraduate study at Swansea University.  It will provide students with an opportunity to find out more about the value of a postgraduate degree, the course options available,  funding, and life as a postgrad in Swansea.


  • 13:00 – 15:30 - Registration (Digital Technium)
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Information Fair – opportunity tospeak to staff about
  • postgraduate applications, funding, accommodation and careers
  • 14:00 – 14:05 – Talk: Welcome
  • 14:05 – 14:25 – Talk: What can postgraduate study do for you and your career?
  • 14:25 – 14:35 – Talk: A day in the life of a master’s student
  • 14:35 – 14:45 – Talk: A day in the life of a PhD student
  • 14:45 – 15:20 = Talk: Funding your postgraduate study
  • 15:30 – 17:00 = Visits to academic departments

All students (our own or those who have studied at other institutions) who would like to attend the Postgraduate Open Day should book online at

Kick start your vacation scheme or training contract search with a full day of advice and insight from partners and recruiters at top firms.

Aplications are now open for the CityLawLIVE careers conference on 6 December 2013.

Visit for information.

CityLawLIVE is aimed at second-year law and penultimate year non-law students with excellent academic records who are interested in working for a top City firm and who will be making applications for work placements and training contracts in 2014.  This conference is a fantastic chance to gain a vital edge in the battle to win the most prestigious training contracts.

Swansea University has recently established a partnership with 10 Minutes With (, an educational website designed to help students understand the true nature of different jobs.

Featuring short video-interviews with influential business leaders, 10 Minutes With helps students understand what working in a particular function would look like and the skills they require before launching specific career paths (whether in Finance, Marketing, Law, etc).

Recent interviews include:

  • Sandra Davis – Head of Family Law – Mishcon de Reya
  • Kevin Langley – Head of Client Support and Implementation – VISA
  • Chris Edginton – Senior Electrical Engineer – ARUP
  • Olga Lyudovyk – Head of Business Development (Asia) – Marks & Spencer

How to Gain Access to 10 Minutes With:

1. The simplest way to get started is to sign up for a username and password on the website at; 2. Select the link New User in the top right corner of the front page; 3. From here you will be asked to enter your Swansea University email address; 4. Once this is done by clicking on the button, you will be asked to create your own account; 5. Once this is filled, you will be automatically sent an email with username and password; you will now have immediate access to the website.

The CII is the world’s largest professional body for insurance, risk and financial services.


For the last three years the CII has run a Discover membership scheme for students with an interest in learning more about either risk/insurance or financial services.  The competitive price of £35 a year for membership has not increased since launch.

Discover members have the opportunity to

  • Network locally and nationally at face-to-face events
  • Join focused Linkedin groups featuring graduate recruiters
  • Attend sector events hosted by recruitment agencies
  • Build sector knowledge through the CII’s member-only website
  • Include membership on their CV to differentiate from the competition.

Click here for the application form.  Whether students have a Law, Business, Finance, Humanities, Maths or other background, this is a great way to build critical contacts before graduation.

Credits and exemptions

One way to gain a competitive edge in the world of work is by seeking exemptions from relevant professional bodies.

The CII has two qualification frameworks – one for insurance and risk; the other for financial services.

Graduates with degrees in the following areas are able to apply for CII credits and/or exemptions, shortening the time taken to complete their professional qualifications in both the above areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Management.

Exemptions are available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

To find out more, click here.


We’re delighted that PwC are sponsoring our Fair this year.  PwC is theUK’s largest professional services organisation who recruit into business areas such as Actuarial, Assurance, Consulting, Deals, Tax and Technology.  For information about careers with PwC and advice on developing your employability please visit  Take the opportunity of a lifetime.

For the full Careers Fair programme, please visit

Venue:  Café West & Fulton Refectory Fulton House

Time:  10.00 am to 3.00 pm

This is YOUR opportunity to network with potential employers and to find out what skills and experience they are looking for.

Click here to download the full programme.

We have also provided a list of questions to give you some ideas about what you might like to ask employers.

The next Student Law supplement will be published next Thursday, 23rd May.

The supplement features a survey for The Times with the Dickson Poon Scho0l of Law at Kings College London on the employability of graduates.  It looks at how students can best present themselves when  trying to land a traineeship.  What are law firms looking for?  How do they select their trainees?  And top tips on the “do’s and don’ts” for students.

Legal jobs, courses and news – sign up for the LC.N newsletter here on their website.

Apart from careers for solicitors and barristers, the site includes a More Law section including information on affiliated careers such as:

  • Paralegals
  • Chartered legal executives
  • Legal secretaries.

There are also opportunities such as legal apprenticeships,  pro bono and diversity schemes that may help you to get ahead.

EmployAbility is a not for profit organisation providing a dedicated, tailored and free service to students and graduates with all disabilities, including dyslexia or long term health conditions, to ease the transition from education to employment:

EmployAbility are currently offering disabled students and graduates highly sought after and competitively paid positions with two of the world’s leading law firms, Herbert Smith Freehills and Slaughter and May.  There are opportunities for both law and non-law students and graduates.

Herbert Smith Freehills EmployAbility Training Contract (2015 Intake) – application deadline Tuesday 1st January 2013.

Herbert Smith Freehills’ training contract is a comprehensive learning programme designed to provide the best foundation for your future success.

They recruit trainee solicitors from a wide range of backgrounds who possess the qualities they look for in their lawyers, such as intellectual curiosity, confidence, empathy, clarity of thought, ability to see the bigger picture, and the ambition to grow personally and professionally.

Herbert Smith Freehills EmployAbility Summer Vacation Scheme 2013– application deadline Tuesday 1st January 2013.

During the Vacation Scheme you will be exposed to the highest quality contentious and non-contentious work and have an opportunity to sit with a partner or associate, being given real work for real clients.  In addition, there will be a range of talks, workshops and social events for you to enjoy, which will enable you to get to know people in the firm on an informal basis.  Wherever you work within Herbert Smith Freehills you’ll find an enjoyable and supportive environment.  Their collegiate and non-hierarchical culture means you’ll learn to think creatively, challenge assumptions and take nothing at face value.

Slaughter and May EmployAbility Training Contract 2015 ‘non-law’ intake and law intake outside England & Wales– application deadline Sunday 13th January 2013.

During your first two weeks there is an induction programme introducing you to the way Slaughter and May work and this is followed by an extensive training programme.  To help you decide which area of law you are most interested in, you will spend time in different practice areas where you will gain experience in both contentious and non-contentious work. Later in your training, you will have the opportunity to go on secondment, which will allow you to travel and experience different cultures and ways of working.