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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,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

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.

Join over 2,000 graduates committed to ensuring that every young person gets the education and opportunities in life that they deserve, regardless of their background.

Have you got what it takes to inspire, enthuse and excite a classroom of young people in a low-income community?

Teach First need energetic and highly motivated people like you to become passionate leaders and engaging role models to thousands of young people in classrooms up and down the country.  Join their two year Leadership Development Programme – a personalised programme of training opportunities, supportive coaching and work experience.

To find out more and apply you need to register your interest and fill in an online application form at

Teach First recruit on a rolling basis and fill their vacancies as soon as they find candidates who meet their competency and academic requirements.

Education has the power to transform lives.
So do you.

Change their lives.  Change yours.

Teach First harnesses the energy, enthusiasm and drive of outstanding graduates and experienced professionals and equips them with leadership skills to enable inspirational teaching in schools in challenging circumstances across England and Wales.

Although the Teach First Leadership Development Programme is closed for applications at the moment, they are accepting applications for part-time campus roles and the autumn internship:-

Passionate about STEM? Use your passion for STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in the classroom.  Apply to Teach First today.  #TeachFirst #9questions9days

Imagine life after uni with a two year guaranteed job! It could still be yours.  Apply now Deadline 22nd April #TeachFirst #9questions9days

Still not secured a graduate job? Apply now to Teach First and start your journey.   9 days until deadline. #TeachFirst #9questions9days

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 for more information.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you understand the importance of education for transforming lives?

There will be a Secondary Information Morning on 11 February 2014 at the South West Wales Centre for Teacher Education, Swansea Metropolitan University.

Click here for details of bursaries for PGCE Secondary Courses and links to book your place at this event.

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.

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.

Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities together provide Initial Teacher Education and Training in a partnership forming the North and Mid Wales Centre of Teacher Education, one of three national Centres in Wales training primary and Secondary teachers.

For more information visit:

Subjects available at Aberystwyth:

  • English
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Welsh

Bangor University also offers PGCE Secondary subjects in:

  • Art & Design
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Welsh.

The Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (IMA), working with the London Mathematical Society (LMS) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), want to award 150 Scholarships to candidates who will be undertaking a recognised Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course in England during the 2013/14 academic year.

The aim of this Scholarship scheme is to attract some of the most highly qualified graduates and career changers who may not have previously considered teaching as a career.

To manage demand there will be a series of application deadlines throughout the year.  to find out the next deadline together with details of the scheme and eligibility criteria, please visit

Do you want to be part of an award winning team working to develop brighter futures for children all over Wales and the South West?

Do you want to work in Dance, Drama, Music, Art or Sport and increase your chances of long-term fulfilling employment after university?

SuperStars are looking for subject specialists with passion and positivity to work in their partner primary schools.

To find out more,  visit their website at and join SuperStars on their Facebook page at  The journey starts with a click!

SuperStars have lots of current employees on their Facebook page who can answer your questions about working  for them.

Your degree could feed into teacher training programmes at the South Wales Centre of Teacher Education, Swansea Metropolitan University.

Click here to download details of this event, together with general information about training to teach at SMU.

Book online to attend this event:

Presentation by Superstars
Date:  Thursday 29 November

Venue:  Room 216 – 2nd Floor – Keir Hardy
Time:  17.00 – 18.00

Come and find out how to work within a subject you love, inspiring primary school children and developing brighter futures – great paid experience for if you want to go onto take a PGCE or a rewarding alternative career path for those of you that don’t.

The registration/login page:

Please click on ‘Careers Calendar’

Select the above event and sign up.

This session will allow you to understand how you can become a Primary School specialist in Drama, Art, Music, Dance or PE.  You don’t need any qualifications in the subject you want to deliver.  If you have a passion for engaging and inspiring children and you have thought about working in the Education sector then it is well worth you coming along.

Find out about opportunities for you to work whilst at University and also as a graduate career following your studies.

Learn about how to stand out within a school and really wow your employer.

Look at the skills you need to be a success in a classroom.

This will be delivered by one of the passionate and highly skilled Superstars operations team.  Each member of the operations team has worked their way up from a subject specialist to a manager of one of Superstars’ business functions.  Superstars have staff support managers, holiday course managers and an operations manager who are all based in Wales.  They are passionate, driven and always open to sharing their experience, skills and knowledge.  The more questions you have for them the better and you will certainly go away with plenty to think about and a whole new career opportunity for yourself that you probably never knew existed.

PGCE Secondary Information Days will be held at The South West Wales Centre of Teacher Education, Swansea Metropolitan University campus, on the following dates:

  • Thursday 8 November, 2012
  • Tuesday 5 February, 2013.

Click here for more information.

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.

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 Directorate-General for Translation for the European Commission has developed LIND-Web (language industry web platform) – an interactive online tool for collecting and exchanging data on the European Union Language profession and industry.

One of the main outcomes was the launch of a collaborative scheme to boost traineeships between the translator training universities and the language industry, the goal being to increase the number of traineeships between EMT (European Master’s of Translation Network) universities and language industry companies.  It will also seek to raise awareness in universities of the translator profile needed by industry, and in industry of the skills that translation graduates can offer. The initiative took the form of two Memoranda of Understanding, one between the EMT and GALA, and another between the EMT Network and EUATC (European Union of Associations of Translation Companies).

LIND-Web and academia-industry cooperation have grown out of a study on the size of the EU language industry, published by DG Translation in 2009.  One of the things it revealed was the absence of EU-wide standard practice for statistical coverage of the language industry.  Current practice reflects the fragmented nature of the industry.  The response to this was to create a common knowledge database to collect and publish quantitative and qualitative data.  This was seen as a way for the industry to gain visibility, get more organised around common goals and finally be perceived as a unified and independent economic sector.

More information on LIND-Web:

and on the May 2012 conference: