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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 http://myuni.swan.ac.uk/careers/whats,on/.

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

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 teach@sm.uwtsd.ac.uk.

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 www.canonfoundation.org/ for detailed information.

Technoforte are currently recruiting for internships based in Bangalore, and will consider both non-Indian and Indian applicants.  Education at an institution outside India is one of the selection criteria.

Required skills sets as interns:

  1. Data Scientists and Statisticians. Their role will be Data Modeling and KPI definition for company Analytics. They should also have some insight into predictive analysis
  2. Graduates with specialization in Supply Chain Management
  3. MCA or Computer Science engineers who have knowledge of .Net and Java
  4. BBA or MBA graduates specialized in international sales

Remuneration: The stay cost up to INR 10,000 per intern will be undertaken by Technoforte. An internship allowance of INR 10,000 will be payable after 3 months subject to performance.

Accommodation: Technoforte can help interns to find suitable accommodation.

Number of interns to be recruited: To begin with 1 from each of the required disciplines –as mentioned below for India location, and possibly more depending on plans for the Wales office.

Application procedure: CVs should be sent to sanjay@technoforte.co.in.  Interviews will be conducted over web/telephone.

Internship duration: 1 year minimum.

Start date: The internship will be available in a month’s time.

Visa: Technoforte will provide the necessary documents for work visas for non-Indian applicants.


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 NHS has uploaded details of posts available for this year (though this is being updated, so keep your eye out). This is available at www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/hcstp along with details of STP open days.  It is very difficult for applicants to get work experience in the NHS,  but it is extremely helpful to have attended an open day or gone for a lab visit, so applicants should go along to an open day if at all possible.

The link above also has all the details of the person specification etc, as well as a comprehensive  FAQs section, so it’s well worth a look.

Sports science degrees are still considered relevant, but it’s important for applicants to demonstrate clearly the relevance of their degree to the specialism that they’re applying for.

The JSPS Summer Programme 2014 provides the opportunity for young researchers to receive orientation in Japanese culture and research systems.

Visit www.britishcouncil.org/education/ihe/opportunities/japan-society-promotion-science-summer-programme for details.

Applications should be sent to the British Council, Japan by email by Wednesday 15 January 2014.

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

www.theguardian.com/education/series/students-and-employability

Event: Let’s Shout about IT! – Fujitsu Graduate & Placement Programmes
Target Audience: Technical final years and second year students
Date: Thursday 28th November Time: 17:00 – 18:00

An Introduction to the different Graduate and Placement role opportunities at Fujitsu and some tips to help you through the application process. Find out what we look for in our Junior talent and what life is like for Graduates and placement students at Fujitsu.

From enabling airline bookings and driving licences through to banking transactions, high street shopping and much more besides, Fujitsu touches the lives of millions of people every day.

Fujitsu is a leading European information technology services company. Its business is helping its customers realise the value of information technology through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed service contracts. Unlike a lot of our competitors, we take a no-nonsense, straightforward approach to IT, delivering solutions that help our customers deliver results.

For further information including venue and to book your place:

Please go to:   http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/

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  • Events Calendar
  • Select the Date of the Event
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Every summer the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel gives outstanding undergraduate students, from around the world, the opportunity to join leading scientists and become a fully-fledged member of a research team for 2 months. The Kupcinet-Getz International Summer School not only gives students the opportunity to gain experience conducting cutting edge research but also the chance to visit Israel and discover a new country and culture.

The programme is a fantastic way for students to explore their scientific interests and see what a career in scientific research is really like!

Click here for details of the programme,  application deadlines and how to apply.

There are no application or tuition fees, accommodation is provided by the Weizmann Institute and students are given a stipend of 400NIS (currently approx. £70) per week.

There are a variety of scientific fields that students can work in including life sciences, physics, chemistry, computer science and maths.

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.

EADS are offering 6 students the opportunity to receive a £5,000 bursary as part of their EADS UK TechMasters Awards.

Click here for details on EADS’ Facebook page.

Download A Guide to Careers produced by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

This booklet covers:

  • Courses and funding
  • Career opportunities
  • Career profiles
  • Finding jobs
  • Career development

University of South Wales – Wednesday 23 October 2013

London Metropolitan University – Wednesday 13 November 2013

Newcastle University – Wednesday 20 November 2013

If you are thinking about what careers might suit you after you finish your degree, the Society of Biology’s conferences are an ideal way to find out more.  Even if you’re not in your final year it’s never too early to start thinking about careers prospects after your degree.

The Life Sciences Careers Conferences are a great way to meet employers and find out more about the variety of career paths available to bioscience graduates. The conferences include presentations covering a wide range of science-related subjects and a one hour CV workshop with tips on writing CV’s and cover letters and getting an interview. During our exhibition you’ll have the opportunity to talk to experts from professional bodies, employers, recruiters and universities about further study. Lunch and afternoon refreshments are included.

The events are FREE to members of the Society of Biology and only £10 for non-members, visit the website for more information and to register.

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.

If you are considering aerospace engineering, but are put off by the high cost of postgraduate study, this is for you.

The aim of  the AeroMSc Bursary scheme is to boost the supply of skilled professionals to the sector, helping UK aerospace to retain  its leading position globally.  The scheme is run by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering working together to award 500 bursaries over the next 3 years: it is jointly funded by government and a partnership of 9 major aerospace employers. If you are successful, you will have your tuition fees paid and have the opportunity to work with the world’s foremost aerospace employers.

Details of eligibility and how to apply are at www.raeng.org.uk/aeromsc.

The list of eligible programmes includes aerospace engineering MScs accredited by RAeS, and others nominated by Partner firms.  Candidates wishing to study an MSc programme not on the list will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  The main criterion for the award of a bursary will be whether the  bursary will make a difference to you, and your  motivation towards a career in UK aerospace.  The scheme is open to UK and EU (home) students and graduates.

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received and the competition will close once each year’s quota is reached. Interviews are held in London.  You  should therefore apply without delay:   you  need not yet be holding the offer of an MSc place.

Download details of the latest international opportunities and events for students and graduates.

Current open positions include:

  • Graduate roles
  • Volunteer positions for international experience
  • “Working Student” opportunities
  • Internships
  • Final Year Thesis 2013

Wipro is a global information technology, consulting and outsourcing  company serving over 900 clients in 57 countries.

They are offering a nine month training programme to empower graduates to develop a strong insight into information technology, combining classroom sessions and hands-on exposure on real-time projects.

Wipro are coming to Swansea University on 6 March 2013 to give a presentation and offer you the opportunity to undertake an initial selection process.  Click here to download more information and to book your place at this event.

The programme is open to students coming towards the end of their degree programme in Computer Science, Mathematics or Electronic Engineering.  It starts in July 2013 with a week of  ‘onboarding’ in Reading followed by 9 months in India:  3 months training, 3 months shadowing and 3 months working on a live project.

Wipro will provide and organise your accommodation together with travel to and from work.