Archive for the ‘ Work Experience ’ Category

The event is being run by the AIG LGBT Internal Employee Resource Group (STEP) in conjunction with the AIG Campus Recruitment Team. It has been designed to give you an insight into what life is like in the insurance market and what it’s like being LGBT in the profession. You will also receive useful information regarding the internship and graduate programmes at AIG.

Importantly, participation will give you priority application to the 2016 AIG summer internship.
- See more at: www.discoverrisk.co.uk/news/1001/lgbt-insight-day-at-aig–book-your-place/#sthash.nsJjObF1.dpuf

This event is open to all career paths (not just technical roles such as broking and underwriting) and is well worth attending even if you have not previously considered a career in insurance but want a rewarding career in a global, corporate environment.

You will hear about the insurance sector, undertake soft skills training sessions and participate in Q&A sessions with experienced staff. You will also meet other AIG and non-AIG staff at the evening networking event.

Big Ideas Wales have a role model named Parag Patel from Funding Empire in Cardiff who has offered his time to allow young people aged between 16-24 to shadow him this year.

If you’re interested in this work shadowing opportunity with an entrepreneur from the finance sector, please complete the form which you can download here.

Don’t miss these two great events on Thursday 11th June – they will give your employability a real boost!

  • Workshop: How to Network With Confidence
  • Meet the Employers: Meet a range of different employers in a structured ’speed networking’ environment

A few examples of the employers attending: BBC Cymru Wales, Santander, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Army.

The two above events form part of the Get Ready for Work programme, Monday 8th June – Thursday 11th June 2015. Click here for more information and online booking.

Come up with a problem-solving idea or innovation that will improve the UK automotive business and you could win £9000 and a six-month work experience placement at Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren Automotive, Peugeot, Skoda or Toyota.

Visit the website and register your interest: autocar.co.uk/nextgenerationaward

The Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award was launched in in 2009 by Autocar in partnership with Courland Automotive and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and was set up to find and nurture bright new talent for the automotive industry.

Meet future employers and recruiters at the University of Law’s exclusive Vacation Scheme event.

Meet future employers and recruiters at the University of Law’s exclusive Vacation Scheme event.

SCVS (Swansea Council for Voluntary Service) are organising an event at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea on Tuesday 2nd June 2015, 10 am – 2 pm.

  • Over 30 organisations will be attending, offering a huge variety of exciting volunteering roles.
  • SCVS staff will be on hand to offer more individualised advice and guidance, or book appointments for those wanting more information or support.
  • The event is open to the public, and SCVS welcome everyone and anyone.

Contact SCVS on 01792 54000 for more information.

Browse hundreds of local volunteering opportunities online at www.volunteering-wales.net

Jobs open days: Saturday 23rd May and Saturday 30th May, 10.00 – 13.00

60+ Campus Services vacancies available.

Campus Services will operate cafés, coffee shops, bars, sports and recreation facilities, grounds, buildings and other services.

Click here for information and contact details.

Time: 12.30 – 2.00 pm, Thursday 21st May 2015
Venue: Room 330, Keir Hardie

  • What is it like to work in a radio station?
  • What kind of job opportunities are there?
  • Find out about internships available with The Wave this summer and next year.

Station Director, Helen Bowden and her team will give a presentation about working at the Wave and Swansea Sound and also give details of internship opportunities (marketing, advertising copy writing and editorial).

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to network with local media. Just turn up – no need to book.

For further information contact: s.f.rees@swansea.ac.uk

ECTARC Wales (European Centre for Training and Regional Co-operation) is a British Council accredited centre.

In addition to ECTARC’s programme which includes work placements abroad for people from Wales, they are now offering a 4-week residential TESOL training course available in August, September and November 2015. The course could add another string to your bow and increase your skills. Visit www.ectarc.com/trinity-cert-tesol/ for more information.

For general information on teaching English as a foreign language, visit the Graduate Prospects website at www.prospects.ac.uk/english_as_a_foreign_language_teacher_job_description.htm.

Open to students from all disciplines.

Make the best of your Welsh in the workplace!

Students who attend 3 workshops during the day will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win an ipod!

Date/time: Monday 11 May, 10.00 – 3.30 pm
Venue: Dining Rooms A & B, Fulton House

Click here for the event poster.

Workshops will be running throughout the day. Click here for details and links to pre-book your place.

For more information contact Kate Evans at k.r.evans@abertawe.ac.uk.

ectarc Wales
European Centre for Training and Regional Co-operation


ectarc ERASMUS+ programme (September-December)

Erasmus+ includes the European Union’s vocational training programme. It provides work experience in Europe, and aims to improve employability and to build a skilled, mobile European workforce.

The application process for the autumn phase of ectarc’s 2015 programme is open; and the application closing date is Monday 1st June.

Visit the ectarc website for more information and details of how to apply.

Under their Generation UK-China campaign, the British Council are now also offering a funded three week Summer School at Nottingham Ningbo university for this summer.

Students will come to China to firstly complete two weeks of study on the topic of ‘The Rise of China’, alongside Mandarin classes, cultural classes such as calligraphy and Kung Fu, and field trips. The topics discussed under ‘The Rise of China’ include for example the Chinese political system, the role of media and popular culture, and China’s relationship with the world. The third week revolves around company visits, and includes the completion of a team-based business project, which will immerse them in a real Chinese business environment.

For more information please visit:

www.britishcouncil.cn/en/programmes/education/generation-uk/summerschool

The Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards is the largest event for Visual Effects, Feature Animation, and Next-Gen Gaming students.

Visit www.cgstudentawards.com.

  • Showcase your skills to top studios from around the world.
  • Win one of 25 internships.
  • Grab a chunk of the $360,000 in prizes.

One lucky winner will travel to North America visiting BUNAC participants on their Summer Camp USA and Work America programmes. They’ll also spend time in Canada catching up with BUNACers on working holidays and venture to Costa Rica for an awesome experience soaking up the exotic jungles and extraordinary wildlife. Click here for more information and how to apply.

Application deadline: Monday 13 April 2015

The prize includes:

  • A 2 month global internship, where they’ll report back on BUNACers on programmes in the USA, Canada and Costa Rica
  • All flights and accommodation
  • Comprehensive medical insurance
  • A video camera to document their trip
  • A Marketing Internship in our London Head Office to write up their trip!

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 www.windsor-fellowship.org 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 www.britishcouncil.cn/en/programmes/education/generation-uk for further specification of the scholarships and their application criteria.

The workshop will take place on 26th and 27th March 2015. The Writer are looking for 20 undergraduates who love writing to come and get inspired to write for a living. And if you’re really good, they might ask you to be one of their two paid apprentices.

The workshop will show you how you can make a career out of writing for business. There’ll be plenty of writing exercises, linguistic brainstorms and home-made pecha kuchas* to get your teeth into.

(*Google has the answer.)

Keep reading if:

  • You already write for your course
  • Maybe you study English, journalism or creative writing. Or maybe you just write a lot of essays.
  • You write in your spare time too
  • You might write for your student paper, a blog, or fiction. It doesn’t matter as long as you write.
  • You’re a bit of a word geek
  • You have a tendency to get excited or properly riled up by all kinds of writing. From tube ads to tubes of toothpaste, Booker Prize winners to Charlie Brooker.

Yes that’s me. What do I need to do?

Send 300 words telling The Writer why they should pick you (and a way for them to get in touch with you) to pickme@thewriter.com. Make sure ‘Word Experience’ and your name are in your subject line. And get it to them by 1st March 2015.

Wondering how you can boost your #employability while at University? @Enterprise Rent-A-Car Jobs Europe tells us how with these 10 non-academic activities: http://bit.ly/1CYHqw4

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 www.chatteris.org.uk

3rd February 10-4.00 – Smaller Earth www.smallerearth.com

10th March 10-4.00 – Teach First www.teachfirst.org.uk

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

Santander internship

An internship position is available to work with Santander in London.

The internship will be for a period of 6 months, based on a 35 hour working week. As this is London based the salary is based on minimum London living wage and is therefore pro rata to £16,653 per annum.

The closing date for the role is Friday Feb 20th 2015.

Click here to download more information.

All applications and queries should be directed to Santander.universities@santander.co.uk