Archive for the ‘ Work Experience ’ Category

Our next Careers Fair will take place on Friday 10th October 2014 from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.

Further details will be published on our website at later in the year.

EmployAbility is pleased to be able to offer disabled and dyslexic students and recent graduates the chance to apply for fantastic and varied internships with the British Council.  Full details can be found on the EmployAbility website at, and these include:

  • Corporate HQ – External Relations Assistant
  • Corporate HQ – Communications role
  • Corporate HQ – digital Content Assistant
  • Education and Society – Society Digital Assistant
  • Education and Society – Schools Digital Support Officer
  • Education and Society – Science Digital Marketing and Communications Assistant
  • Business development – Partnerships and Business Development Assistant
  • Arts – Film Team Assistant
  • Arts – Literature Assistant
  • Arts – Music Team Assistant
  • Information Technology Services – Records Management Assistant

To begin an application for any of the above roles, please click here for more details and go to “apply now” at the bottom of the page.  Although application deadlines are in place, candidates are strongly advised to apply early.  If you have any extenuating circumstances or require further information about the Internship Programme, please contact Justin Penney on +44 (0)7776 090 508 or email:

About the British Council

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. They call this work: cultural relations.

Each year they work with millions of people, connecting them with the United Kingdom, sharing British cultures and the UK’s most attractive assets: English, the Arts, Education and our ways of living and organising society. This year marks their 80th anniversary of doing this.

About the British Council EmployAbility Summer Internship Programme

The British Council is committed to providing undergraduates and graduates with the necessary skills and experience in an increasingly competitive jobs market. As one of the British Council’s interns you will learn new skills whilst exercising your own initiative and creativity. You will work with a dedicated line manager, completing meaningful projects that really add value to their organisation, whilst taking part in the delivery of a group project and participate in additional vocational training.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your own cultural relations edge whilst working for an organisation that values diversity and innovation.

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Share your best university experience and sign up for GO Wales email updates for your chance to win an iPad Air 32GB with case or a Kindle Fire for the two runner-up entries!

Click here for details of how to enter.

The Welsh Higher Education Brussels Office (WHEB) is currently seeking a student or recent graduate from one of Wales’ universities to support the existing team.  This is an 11 month post, beginning in August 2014 and would be ideal for a final year student looking to experience life abroad, learn more about the European Union and practice their French.

Click here to download more information about this internship.

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:

At this session you can start/carry one with the SEA in a practical hands-on session.  It will be held in Training Room 2 on Thursday 20th March, 1.00 – 3.00 pm.

You can come for part or all of the two hour session.

To book your place:

The Global Business Challenge is an undergraduate competition aimed at developing the business leaders of the future.  By taking part you ccan develop valuable business skills and gain a competitive advantage over your peers in the workplace.  It’s also an opportunity to raise the profile of your university/college.

What’s involved?

Participants are required to complete a 3,000 word report based on a case study and scenario, which is adapted from the CIMA T4 part B case study (the top level of the CIMA Professional Qualification).  This will give you a real insight into the world of business as it requires you to put your knowledge into practice, working as a team, and put together a set of recommendations for a board of directors just as a management accountant would. The skills you will learn will also be transferrable into many other professions.

The four teams with the highest scoring reports will be invited to participate in the UK final, which is an event attended by undergraduates, careers advisors, CIMA representatives and high profile employers looking to network with talented individuals.

The winning team from the UK final will then go on to compete against 23 other countries at the global final, which this year is taking place in Mumbai, India.

Further information

Please visit the CIMA website for full details about the CIMA Global Business Challenge 2014. If you have any further questions or would like some printed materials to hand out to your students, please do not hesitate to contact or speak to your local CIMA representative.

There’s nothing wrong with spending your summer at the beach, enjoying a well-deserved break.  But a summer internship will make a difference to your employment prospects.  Here’s how:

You can start applying for the WoW and SPIN schemes after 12.00 midday on Monday 24 February, and applications will be accepted up until 11.59 pm on Friday 21st March 2014.

WoW placements and SPIN internships will take place from June to the end of September, and those who apply will be contacted by our Work Placement Coordinators sometime from May onwards.

You can download more information from our WoW/SPIN web page at

Click here to download a list of useful resources/links to help you build your networking skills, manage your online presence and use social media effectively to find jobs.

The Writer ( is one of the world’s biggest language consultancies.

They’re looking for second-year undergraduates to come to a two-day Word Experience on 10th and 11th April 2014.

They’ll show you how you can make a career out of writing for business.  By giving you plenty of writing exercises, linguistic brainstorms and home-made pecha kuchas* to get your teeth into.  They might even get you working with them on a live project.

(*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 saying why The Writer should pick you (and a way for them to get in touch with you) to Make sure ‘Word Experience’ and your name are in your subject line.  The deadline for receipt of your application is 28th February 2014.

Events this week

Topics include:

  • Developing your Commercial Awareness
  • Army and Reserve Army Opportunities with the Royal Engineers
  • Developing your Employability Mindset
  • Working in the Heritage Sector
  • International Volunteering

Click here for more information and details of how to book.

GO Wales/ECTARC’s June-September 2014 Leonardo (European Work Experience)  programme

You will find lots of information about the programme in the ‘Working Abroad’ section of ECTARC’s website at under the ‘Work Experience’ tab, and the application form is available on the ‘Downloads – applications’ page:

The programme provides an opportunity to live and work abroad for 3 months, and is open to final year students and to graduates who live, work or study in Wales.  For the summer phase there are also places available for current second-year undergraduates and third-year Modern Languages students currently on their year abroad.

This is an ideal chance to gain new experiences and skills, enhance your employment prospects and add an eye-catching feature to your CV.  The programme is funded by the EU, so that basic costs such as travel abroad, accommodation, language course, food allowance and travel pass are all provided.  Destinations for June 2014 include the vibrant European cities of Bordeaux, Barcelona, Hamburg and Berlin.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 10 March 2014.

We’ve been adding new events to our Careers Talks Programme – click here to download the updated list of forthcoming events.

Click here to register/log in and book online to attend the events you’re interested in.

Once you have registered and logged in:-

  • Click on “Events Calendar”
  • Select the date of the presentation/workshop you wish to attend
  • Select “Book”

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?

Shropshire Council is offering small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located in Shropshire the opportunity to bid for funding to create a graduate placement that will assist and support the business to grow and develop.

Click here for more information.

If you are a recent graduate interested in working under this scheme, please telephone 01743 252741 to register your interest.

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.

Alongside the Employability Week events organised by the Careers and Employability Service, the School of Management is organising an additional programme of events that are open to students from all degree disciplines.

Click here to download the programme and link to online booking.

The British Council’s Generation UK internship programme is still offering UK students the chance to gain work experience in mainland China this summer.  Placements are available at companies in a wide range of industries, including:  accounting and finance, architecture, business, engineering, hospitality, information technology, legal, logistics, marketing and PR, media and creative industries, pharmaceuticals and more. Knowledge of Chinese is not a pre-requisite for Generation UK internships.

Generation UK covers accommodation, STA travel insurance, an airport pickup service and dedicated support throughout the placement. Students will need to cover the costs of their own return flights and visa.

Please note: For placements starting in June or July 2014, students must submit an application before Friday 11 April 2014.  We strongly advise applying as early as possible as funding is limited and places are expected to be filled quickly.

More information, including details of how to apply, can be found at: or for enquiries, please email:

MyKindaCrowd connects young people with the world of work and enhances their future employability -

  • Companies set challenges
  • Young people respond with ideas; and get rewarded with work experience
  • Many of the challenges and opportunities have a very beneficial social impact too.

Visit for more information.

MyKindaCrowd’s services are FREE to students.

For every challenge you win, you receive MyKindaCrowd points.  You can also win points by referring friends to the site and other activities.  You can exchange your points for the experiences listed below:

  • Attend a MyKindaCrowd breakfast briefing
  • Presentation skills workshops
  • Career Clinic
  • CV review
  • Telephone interview sills
  • Face-to-Face interview skills
  • Meet with an employer
  • Personal statement mentoring.

So even if you don’t win a challenge, you can still be rewarded.