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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 http://www.super-stars.org.uk/ 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:  www.aber.ac.uk/en/sell/pgce/

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 www.ima.org.uk/careers/teacher_scholarships.cfm.

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 www.super-stars.org.uk and join SuperStars on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SuperStarsTalentPool.  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: http://www.smu.ac.uk/index.php/pgce-secondary-open-days

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:  http://bit.ly/RHg6v8

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:

http://ec.europa.eu/language-industry

and on the May 2012 conference:

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/translation/programmes/languageindustry/platform/forum_en.htm

You can earn up to £15,000 while training to teach Modern Foreign Languages at Swansea Metropolitan University.   Please note that this figure is dependent on the classification of degree and subject.

Enthusiastic teachers are needed for this shortage subject in England and Wales.

Drop in on Teaching Information Day Easter 2012.
Why not come along and talk to PGCE tutors about getting into teaching.

Tuesdy 3rd April 2012
4pm – 6pm
Swansea Metropolitan University
Townhill Campus

To register your interest in attending please call:
Laura Aston on
01792 481202
or email laura.aston@smu.ac.uk

Careers talks coming soon

Date:  Monday 26th March
Time:
5pm-6pm
Venue: Keir Hardy – Room 248
Title:   Train to Teach – Aberystwyth University

Facilitated by: Ursula Byrne, David Grace & Sian Eirug
(Tutors with expertise in the subjects of Computing, Modern Foreign Languages, Sciences and Welsh)
http://www.aber.ac.uk

  • Teaching and why people do it
  • How to apply for a PGCE course
  • What to expect in the interview
  • Brief overview of financial position

PGCE
Information about the course in the North and Mid-Wales Centre of Teacher Education

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Date:  Tuesday 27th March
Time:
5pm-6pm
Venue: Keir Hardy – Room 248
Title:    ‘Flexibility and Adaptability in the Work Place’  Leadbitter Group – SKILLS SESSION

Facilitated by Nick Toulson-Community Training Co-ordinator & Mike Baynham-Framework Manager
http://www.leadbitter.co.uk

As part of dynamic and fast moving project teams, the construction industry requires people to be flexible and adaptable in their approach to work.

But what constitutes ‘flexible and adaptable’ and how do you prove to prospective employers that you have these skills?

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To book your place please follow the link below:

http://www.swan.ac.uk/careers/careerstalksevents/

or call at the Careers Helpdesk in the Library and Information Centre between Monday-Friday, 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm.

Every year Projects Abroad enlists over 8,000 volunteers who take part in a broad range of placements and internships worldwide.  These range from teaching English and working in orphanages to helping on conservation projects and medical programmes.

Volunteers can join these projects for anything from a couple of weeks up to a whole year.  Many volunteers will join a programme related to their studies.  Others will join a programme linked to an interest.

To find out more about Projects Abroad, visit their website at www.projects-abroad.co.uk, or telephone 01903 708300.

Careers Talks Coming Soon

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK YOUR PLACE TO ATTEND ANY OF THE TALKS BELOW.
please go to the Careers Helpdesk or go to
http://www.swan.ac.uk/careers/careerstalksevents/
Register here to view details and book online to attend talks and presentations.
Once you have registered and logged in, click on:

  • What’s On
  • View Careers Calendar

Monday 27th February
12:30 – 13:30
CV Workshop  GOWALES

“Linking on a daily basis with students and graduates undertaking work placements, the GO Wales PDA team are able to offer practical advice on how to enhance your current CV to meet the needs of potential employers and Industry Sectors.

Tuesday 28th February
12:30 – 13:30
CV Workshop GOWALES

“Linking on a daily basis with students and graduates undertaking work placements, the GO Wales PDA team are able to offer practical advice on how to enhance your current CV to meet the needs of potential employers and Industry Sectors.

Tuesday 28th February (Rescheduled Talk)
17:00 – 18:00
AWF

The talk will go over a number of marine based projects offering low cost research and conservation opportunities with cetaceans, shark, turtles, coral reef etc in the Canaries, Caribbean, Sri Lanka and West Africa.  see www.awf-volunteeringabroad.org for blogs and details

Thursday 8th March
16:30 – 18:00
Enterprise Rent a Car

What Graduate Recruiters look For & Surviving Assessment Centres:  The session will be an interactive workshop where I will take students through the job application process, interviews and to Assessment centers. Students will find out how to best succeed in these using their skills and experience and I will talk about what graduate recruiters are looking for in today’s competitive market. They will also have a chance to think about behavioral interviewing and take part in some real assessment center activities.

Tuesday 13th March
12:30 – 13:30
CV Workshop GOWALES

“Linking on a daily basis with students and graduates undertaking work placements, the GO Wales PDA team are able to offer practical advice on how to enhance your current CV to meet the needs of potential employers and Industry Sectors.

Tuesday 20th March
17:00 – 18:00
US-UK Fulbright Commission

Interested in studying in the US?  The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers prestigious scholarship awards (in any field at any US university) for postgraduate study and research in the US, as well as a free advisory service for interested students. Join Fulbright advisors for a session on ‘Postgraduate Study in the US’ aimed at students applying for entry in 2013-14 and beyond. This session will give an overview of the US application process, including information on how to choose a degree programme, complete your applications and funding options including the Fulbright awards.

Thursday 22nd March
17:00 – 18:00
HSBC

Further information to follow.

We are also awaiting confirmation about talks by Leadbitter and Logica.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK YOUR PLACE TO ATTEND ANY OF THE ABOVE TALKS
please go to the Careers Helpdesk or go to
http://www.swan.ac.uk/careers/careerstalksevents/
Register here to view details and book online to attend talks and presentations.
Once you have registered and logged in, click on:

  • What’s On
  • View Careers calendar

Places are still available on  the Leonardo European work experience programme from April to July 2012 being offered through ECTARC (European Centre for Training and Regional Cooperation) and GO Wales.  The programme is open to graduates  living, working or studying in Wales; full details of eligibility criteria are given on the ECTARC website.

The application deadline is Monday 30th January 2012.

The programme offers a language course and work placement in Bordeaux (France), Berlin or Hamburg (Germany), Florence (Italy) and Seville or Barcelona (Spain).  Participants increase their professional and language skills, self-confidence,  independence and employability.  Most travel costs and accommodation are included, but remember that you will need pocket money for your social life.

Click here to find more information and download the application form.

Information is also available here on the GO Wales website.

The  next Society of Biology Life Sciences Careers Conference will be held at the University of Westminster on Thursday 1st March 2012.

The Life Sciences Careers Conferences are aimed at undergraduates and recent graduates.  They include presentations on a wide range of science-related careers, a CV workshop with tips on how to secure an interview for your perfect job, a chance to meet employers and find out about their organisations  and the opportunity to mingle with the experts and ask questions over lunch and afternoon refreshments.

For more details about the event, please see the Life Sciences Careers Conference webpages.  Registration for the conference is £10 per person; however members of the Society of Biology will receive a £10 refund for their ticket price at the end of the event.