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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:

Law:

Engineering:

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: www.britishcouncil.org.cn/genuk or for enquiries, please email: gen.uk@britishcouncil.org.cn

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 www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-usa 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.

Programme:

  • 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
www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/open-days/.

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 www.citylawlive.com/Dec2013 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.

10MinutesWith.com

Swansea University has recently established a partnership with 10 Minutes With (www.10MinutesWith.com), 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 www.10MinutesWith.com; 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.

Membership

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.

PwC

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 www.pwc.com/uk/careers.  Take the opportunity of a lifetime.

For the full Careers Fair programme, please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/careersfairevents/.

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 www.employ-ability.org.uk 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:  www.employ-ability.org.uk/students/services.

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.

This event will  take place on Thursday 15th November, 17.00 – 18.00.  To book your place online, please click here to view our events page and follow the link that says, “Register here to view details and book online to attend talks and presentations.”

Event Overview:  The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the Regulatory body for Chartered Legal Executives and operates alongside the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board.  Chartered Legal Executives are fully qualified lawyers doing a similar job to their solicitor colleagues.  Chartered Legal Executives can become partners of law firms, run their own practices, employing other lawyers, can apply for judicial positions and Advocates have the same rights of audience as solicitors.

This presentation will explain how you can become a Chartered Legal Executive as an alternative to solicitor training.  Why should you consider this fantastic alternative to becoming a lawyer?  There are two very good reasons:  The cost of training is about a quarter of the solicitor pathway and you do not need a training contract to qualify.

Advance CPD is the only training college in England & Wales to run a 12 week programme of study, commencing next September, taking you right up to your examinations in January 2014.  The course is run at Bangor University.  They are the CILEx No.1 college for results this Summer with 91% of their students being successful in their examinations.

If nothing else, you need to explore ALL of your options before deciding on your next-step career pathway.

Facilitators:

  • Adrian Mason, Principal, Advance CPD
  • Lynne Squires, CILEx Regional Liaison Officer

Find jobs in EU Affairs convenientrly listed in one place at www.eurobrussels.com.

You can search by:

  • City
  • Country
  • Experience
  • Policy area
  • Job type

Just a quick reminder about our Careers Fair on Thursday:-

Time:  10.00 am – 3.00 pm, 4th October 2012
Venue:  Marquee in front of Fulton House

  • This is your chance to meet recruiters from a wide range of employment sectors.
  • Our Careers Advisers will also be running a CV clinic if you would like some advice on this.
  • If you complete one of our student surveys at the Fair, you will have the option to be entered in a prize draw to win a Uni bus term ticket worth £156.  This has been kindly donated by First Cymru Buses Ltd.

Click here for more information.

The Society of Biology is organising Life Sciences Careers Conferences at the following universities:

  • University of Birmingham:  Wednesday 14 November 2012
  • Queens University Belfast:  Wednesday 28 November 2012
  • University of Leeds:  Wednesday 5 December 2012

The conferences are aimed primarily at undergraduates and recent graduates, but postgraduates are welcome to attend.  At each of these comprehensive events there will be presentations from high quality speakers covering a range of science-related subjects, including careers in industry, academia, patent law and science communication.  There will be an hour long CV workshop with tips on writing CV’s and cover letters and getting an interview.  Students will have opportunities to talk to experts from professional bodies, employers, recruiters and universities about further study. Lunch and afternoon refreshments are included.

Society of Biology members can attend for free, even if they join on the day, and for non-members attendance is £10.

The Society’s last successful event was shortlisted for Best Life Science Conference and student feedback has always been very positive, so this time they have chosen larger venues and added an extra date.  About 250-300 students are expected to attend each conference, so you are advised to register early.

Time:  10.00 am – 3.00 pm, 4th October 2012
Venue:  Marquee in front of Fulton House

  • This is your chance to meet recruiters from a wide range of employment sectors.
  • Our Careers Advisers will also be running a CV clinic if you would like some advice on this.
  • If you complete one of our student surveys at the Fair, you will have the option to be entered in a prize draw to win a Uni bus term ticket worth £156.  This has been kindly donated by First Cymru Buses Ltd.

Click here for more information on our website.

The EU Civil Service needs intelligent, bright, motivated British graduates to apply for a truly international career.

Careers in the EU are packed from the outset with interesting, challenging and responsible work that really makes a difference. You will have the opportunity to work and travel all over Europe and the world – shaping policies and creating legislation that impacts the lives of over 500 million people in 27 different countries.

The Foreign Office is leading a campaign to raise awareness of careers in the EU by launching ‘EU Careers Month’ on 1st March. You can visit the ‘EU Careers’ website at http://careers.guardian.co.uk/eucareers which contains all the information you will need to discover what the EU has to offer, alongside: videos, case studies, presentations and helpful advice.

  • Take part in a live online Q+A on Wednesday 21st March where a panel of EU career experts will answer any questions you have.
  • Watch this video to hear what Julien – European Parliament, has to say about the application process, moving to Brussels and his job so far.

Visit http://www.fco.gov.uk for British foreign policy news and travel advice and http://blogs.fco.gov.uk to read Foreign and Commonwealth Office blogs.