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TeachFirst still have places left for Welsh medium students on their Leadership Development programme. These opportuniteis are open to final year students who have at lest 50% of their degree in Welsh OR a grade B or above in Welsh at A level and GCSE at grade B or above in both English and Mathematics.

The LDP is an intensive two-year programme that combines your development as a practising teacher with personal and business skills training, internship opportunities, mentoring and access to an ambassador network and supporters.

High-profile recruiters from all sectors recognise that the skills and strategies you develop in the classroom are directly transferable to any career. They know that if you can engage, motivate and stimulate a class of 30, you can handle pretty much any situation in any organisation. Google, The Civil Service Fast Stream, Goldman Sachs, Accenture, Aldi and PwC are just a few of Teach First’s supporters who have gone on to recruit graduates after the Leadership Development Programme. They also support in other ways such as deferred entry schemes and offering internships whilst you are on the LDP.

Exactly how your journey evolves will be up to you – this is your journey, and, while there are a number of fixed requirements along the way, Teach First expect you to take the lead in shaping your route. Where will it take you? Places are nearing capacity so it’s time to get yours submitted!

Download more information here:

  1. Information on the programme
  2. Wales – Cymru as a location on the programme
  3. Salary and benefits (including a fully funded PGCE, partially funded Masters plus a full-time graduate salary)

Contact Emma Cheetham at TeachFirst: Email:, telephone: 07534903873

The National Audit Office, in partnership with Windsor Fellowship, is launching the 2015 Summer Internship Programme for undergraduates from a Black or Asian minority ethnic background who are interested in a career in accounting and auditing.

The summer internship Programme will offer successful applicants the opportunity to gain expereine of working life in a professional organisation in London:

  • Competitive salary £21,782 pro rata
  • 4.5 days leave for an eight week placement
  • Staff restaurant
  • Subsidised onsite Fitness Centre

Eligibility and Application Criteria:

  • Be from a Black or Asian minority ethnic group
  • Must have a demonstrable interest in studying to become a Chartered Accountant and an interest in the public sector, government and audit
  • Expected degree: 2.1 degree and 300 UCAS points
  • You will need to be a UK, Commonwealth, EEA or Swiss national to comply with Civil Service nationality rules. Please note that it is not possible to sponsor work visas.
  • Penultimate/Final year of study
  • Commitment to the eight week Internship.

Further information on the Programme is available on the Windsor Fellowship website at along with the on-line application form.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 23rd March.

Generation UK – China was launched by the British Council in 2013. It aims to help students from the UK boost their employability, enhance their long-term job prospects and develop a global mindset through study and work experience opportunities in China. You can also contact the International Development Office (IDO) with queries about the programme.

Funded Internships

As companies from across the globe engage with China at various levels, work experience in China is increasingly valued by employers. Working in China is a way for students to enhance their cultural awareness and is an excellent investment in their future. These internships are within a range of different industries across six cities within China and are selected by two companies working in partnership with the British Council (InternChina and CRCCAsia), who also guarantee a high level of pastoral care while students are in China. Application is open to students/postgraduates within their first year of graduation who are in receipt of/received a Maintenance Grant from Student Finance. Those in receipt of a full grant will also receive sponsored return flights. The internship funding covers placement fee, accommodation and comprehensive travel insurance, as well as an airport pickup service and dedicated support throughout the internship. There are spaces reserved on this programme for Welsh students.

Academic Scholarships

Studying in China gives students the opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture, language, business and economy, as well as a competitive advantage in the job market. Academic scholarships are available for students to undertake between 5 and 12 months of non-degree study at one of the British Council’s partner universities in a range of subjects. Application is open to all students and postgraduates within their first year of graduation. This funding includes covering of tuition fees, accommodation, a monthly living stipend and medical insurance. Please see for further specification of the scholarships and their application criteria.

Available to students who will be starting Masters or PhD study in autumn 2015.

Masters Study

£5,000 Masters scholarship from, available in all subjects for study at any university listed on Two £500 runners-up scholarships will also be awarded.

PhD Study

£5,000 PhD scholarship from, available in all subjects for study at any university listed on Two £500 runners-up scholarships will also be awarded.

There are lots of other resources for students at and, including studying abroad and general funding guides.

Watch out for the following Employer in The Foyer events organised by Careers and Employability:

Location: Entrance foyer of the Library

19th February 11-2.00 – Chatteris International Graduate Programme in Hong Kong

3rd February 10-4.00 – Smaller Earth

10th March 10-4.00 – Teach First

12th March 10-4.00 – ICAEW – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Applications for the Programme are now open to graduates and undergraduates graduating in 2015 with relevant science degrees.

See information on the NHS Careers website.

Applications should be made through the National School of Healthcare Science’s website which includes:

  • Job description and person specification
  • Details of open days
  • An applicant guide
  • FAQs relating to the programme and recruitment process
  • A list of posts available by specialism and region

In association &

Thursday 29 January 2015
11.30 am – 5.00 pm
Senate House, University of London

Need another degree?

  • Meet with up to 100 UK and international postgraduate course providers
  • Free presentation programme
  • Advice on choosing your course, funding and more
  • Free to attend for anyone considering postgraduate study

Visit for event details.

If you’re interested in postgraduate study and research opportunities at Swansea University, click here to download the prospectus and find out about the application process, fees and funding.

PGCE Secondary information days will be held on:

  • Tuesday, 18 November, 2014, 9.30 – 12.30
  • Thursday, 12 February, 2015, 16.00 – 19.00

The South West Wales Centre for Teacher Education
Swansea Campus
Townhill Road
Swansea SA2 0UT

Download the following here:

Book online here to attend an Information Morning.


Trainee teachers can receive incentives of up to £20,000 (amount to be confirmed for 2015 and subject to programme and degree qualification).

The following Secondary PGCE programmes are available for 2015/16:

Art and Design
Business Studies
Design and Technology
Modern Foreign Languages
Religious Studies
Science 11-16

Vacancies also exist for Primary PGCE

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.

Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals over 19 months in Japan.

No previous experience of Japan or knowledge of the Japanese language is necessary.

The closing date for completed Daiwa Scholarship 2015 applications and submitting three reference letters is Thursday 4 December 2014. 

Since 1991, over 141 graduates from more than 40 universities and 50 different subject areas – from engineering to politics and from fine art to law – have taken part in this programme.

Visit to view detailed information and apply online.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission can support you in various ways including their scholarship programme, advisory service and an upcoming webinar on postgraduate study and the Fulbright Awards.

Click here for details of the Fulbright Scholarships for 2015-16 – for UK citizens t o study in the USA

Application deadline:  31 October 2014

The Fulbright Commission is the only organisation that offers scholarships for academic work in any subject, at any accredited US university. Each year, they give awards to approximately 40 UK citizens, including approximately 25 at the postgraduate-level. More than funding, their awards offer scholars the opportunity to have a transformative cultural and academic experience and provide unparalleled support both during and after their Fulbright year. In addition to the all-disciplines category, Fulbright also offers subject-specific awards in partnership with prestigious UK and US institutions in fields such as public affairs, journalism, law, finance and information science.

(Non-UK citizens are encouraged to use the Fulbright Commission’s advisory service in the UK and attend USA Grad School Day, but to apply for Fulbright scholarships through the Commission or Embassy in their home country.)

If you harbour ambitions to become a teacher, then it’s not too late to apply for a place on University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)’s Secondary PGCE programme for 2014/15.

There are still vacancies on the following PGCE courses, which start in September at UWTSD’s Townhill campus in Swansea:

Art & Design; Biology; Business Studies; Chemistry; Computing & ICT; Design & Technology; Geography; Mathematics; Modern Foreign Languages; Physics; Religious Education; Science; Welsh

Bursaries of up to £20,000 are available for certain courses, depending on your degree subject and classification.

UWTSD will be hosting an Open Evening for anyone interested in becoming a secondary teacher from 4pm–7pm on Thursday, 21 August.

You can register for this even through Eventbrite. For more information about UWTSD’s PGCE programme, please email

We have just renewed our subscription to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding online for 2014-15. 

The Guide is all about alternative sources of funding – especially charities – which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject or nationality.  Login at

It contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance and tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.  As we have purchased a licence to the Guide, it’s FREE for all students and staff to use.

The Guide was written by two postgraduate students who between them have won over £45,000 from55 different charity awards. It contains model personal and financial statements, and over 250 links to voluntary sector funding sources. The Alternative Guide is independently published by GradFunding.

Places are still available on next year’s PGCE Secondary Design and Technology course at University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) starting in September.  Click here to download more information.

Design and Technology is a subject that is always developing and has the capacity to capture the imagination of young people.

If you have at least a 2.2 in a design-based subject, like Product Design, Graphic Design, Engineering or even Textiles, UWTSD’s PGCE course could be the perfect platform for you to launch an exciting new career in teaching.

You can find out more information about this course by emailing

UWTSD will also be hosting an Open Evening for potential PGCE Secondary applicants from 4pm-7pm on Thursday, 21 August. You can register for this event through Eventbrite or by contacting the above email address.

If you’re passionate about languages and are interested in a career in teaching, places are still available on next year’s Modern Foreign Languages PGCE at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).

The one-year course starts in September and takes place at UWTSD’s Townhill campus in Swansea and in partnership schools across South Wales.
Incentive grants of up to £15,000 are available to train to teach via the MFL PGCE, depending on your degree subject and classification.

UWTSD will be hosting an Open Evening for potential PGCE Secondary applicants from 4pm-7pm on 21 August. You can register for this event on Eventbrite or email for further details.

Click here to download more information.

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.

You are invited to take part in a research study which will involve answering questions about yourself and your experiences of employment. To take part you must be aged 18 or over, and a current undergraduate student at a university in the United Kingdom.

This research is funded by the Higher Education Academy, as part of a PhD research project being undertaken by Saffron Passam, a PhD student at Aberystwyth University. She is interested in how university students prepare themselves for employment. The study might not benefit you directly, but eventually the results might influence how topics are taught at universities across the UK. As a thank you, if you are eligible to participate, you will be entered into a prize draw for a £100 Amazon voucher.

Click here to view more information and take part.

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

Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities supported by Go Wales

Heritage Skills Programme



Skills Training – Career Development -  Employability Enhancement

International placements to include:

  • Museo Galileo, Florence
  • National placements including
  • Gwent Glamorgan Archaeological Trust
  • Royal Commission for Ancient Monuments of Wales
  • National Waterfront Museum
  • Big Pit, Blaenavon
  • West Glamorgan Archives
  • Richard Burton Archives
  • South Wales Miners Library

Open to all postgraduate students and ECRs at Swansea University. Placements include funding for travel, accommodation and basic subsistence where appropriate.

Any queries relating to the placements should be directed to Kate Spiller, Heritage Skills Project Coordinator:

Deadline:  5pm 18 March 2014

Further details on how to apply:

BAFTA has a four scholarships available for UK Nationals and Hong Kong residents, looking to study post-graduate courses in film, television or games.  Even those who may not have considered these career paths before are encouraged to apply.

A minimum of four scholarships will be available:  Two to UK nationals to study a postgraduate course in film, television or games in Hong Kong; each scholarship will provide up to £10,000 towards one year’s course fees, a £10,000 bursary for living expenses, the support of an industry mentor, and free access to BAFTA events.  Applications are now open on the Hong Kong Scholarships application page, where details of eligible courses can also be found.  A further two scholarships will be available for permanent residents of Hong Kong to study at an industry-recognised UK institution.

The BAFTA Scholarship Programme in Hong Kong is the latest addition to BAFTA’s established scholarship programmes in the UK and the US for those in need of financial assistance, and is designed to support UK-Asia cross-cultural exchange.

BAFTA’s scholarship programmes are part of their charitable activity to support talented people at all stages of their career in film, television and games.  As well as the UK BAFTA Scholarship programme, (which includes the Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games) and Hong Kong scholarships, BAFTA Los Angeles has an active Scholarship Program offering financial support and mentorship to UK students studying in the US; and the BAFTA New York Media Scholarship Program supports undergraduate and graduate students pursuing media studies at public institutions located within the New York City area.