SEA Your Future is the opportunity for you to find out about all the expert guidance and support available to you in developing your graduate career, together with the Swansea Employability Academy:

  • Meet the Careers Advisers and find out more about how the Careers & Employability Service works with your College
  • Talk to the Placement Officers about the range of work tasters and internships on offer, including our Week of Work, SPIN (Swansea Paid Internships) and Santander Internships which are available to all students
  • Find out about the Careers Fair, which takes place in October, the year-long Employer Talks programme, Networking Events and Employability Week
  • Learn how to make the most of your Gradintel account and how to register for the Swansea Employability Award
  • Discover the range of international opportunities available, the support we offer for student business start-ups, student enterprise competitions and how you can become a volunteer.

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 www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/whatson/ later in the year.

The British Council China will run a series of workshops in the UK from 26 October to 3 November 2013.  This year they are working in partnership with Zhaopin.com to invite well known businesses to take part in this event.  Chinese students will be able to explore their interests and skills to further help them explore the career development process.  Participants will also have the chance to interact with business representatives who will be able to offer career development advice and information on their own job opportunities.

One of the sessions will be in Bristol – not far to travel from Swansea.

Event Details:

Manchester Session
Date & time: Saturday 26th October 2013, 10:00-17:00
Address: University Place, the University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

Edinburgh Session
Date & time: Sunday 27th October 2013, 13:00-18:00
Address: George Square Theatre, George Square, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH

Bristol Session
Date & time: Thursday 31st October 2013, 13:00-18:00
Address: Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ

London Session
Date & time: Sunday 03rd November 2013, 13:00-18:00
Address: Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, New Hunt’s House, Guy’s Campus, King’s College London, London SE1 1UL

Students studying across the UK are welcome to take part in these events.

Please visit below link for more event details or to sign up to attend this workshop:

http://www.alumniuk.org.cn/cn/baomin/xyhd/xyzhaomu.aspx?aid=237

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.

Think German for jobs!

This event will take place on 8 November 2012 from 12.00 – 6.00 pm at The German Embassy, 22 Belgrave Square, London  SW1X 8PZ.

Click here to view full details.

The German Embassy Career Fair provides a unique opportunity for students and graduates

  • to meet representatives of German companies as well as British companies with important
    business links to German speaking countries,
  • to discuss employment opportunities at these companies,
  • to hear about the importance of German language skills in a career context.

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.

A Vitae SWW Hub Event

Date:   Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Time:  From 10.00 am  to 4.00 pm
Venue:  The Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol, Avon

  • Discover a range of career stories
  • Meet employers
  • Take part in employability workshops
  • Talk to careers advisers
  • Network with researchers from other institutions


FREE
for all PhD researchers and research staff in universities in the South West and Wales.

Places are limited so register your interest by going to:
www.vitae.ac.uk/swwhubresearch.

Transport may be laid on from your university.

Anyone interested should contact Danielle Mitchell D.M.Mitchell@swansea.ac.uk from the Academic and Professional Enhancement Centre so that she can keep you informed of transport arrangements and keep track of numbers.

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.

View the full programme for our Swansea University Careers Fair 2011.

The Fair will take place on Thursday 20 October 2011 from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm in the marquee outside Fulton House.

Just a reminder that our annual Swansea University Careers Fair will take place this Thursday, 20th October, from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm in the marquee outside Fulton House.

Visit our website for more information. 

A Renewable Energy Careers Fair takes place on October 27th in Manchester as part of the annual national RenewableUk conference. The careers event is aimed at postgraduates, graduates, students, researchers and academics in the engineering, energy and renewable energy and sustainability faculties.

The careers fair is free but attendees do need to register in advance via the web site at http://www.renewable-uk.com/events/annual-conference/programme.html#PO.

The careers fair is organized and run by RenewableUK, the trade body for the renewable energy sector and with over 77,000 jobs forecast to be created in this sector over the next ten years it is a strong growth industry.

Over 40 companies will be attending and recruiting at the careers event, where training opportunities will also be promoted, and of course there will be opportunities for networking with delegates and over 300 exhibitors.

Following on from my last blog post, here’s a list of organisations who have confirmed that they will be attending the Swansea University Careers Fair on Thursday 20 October 2011 from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm in the marquee outside Fulton House:-

  1. Abercrombie & Fitch
  2. ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
  3. Army
  4. Arriva Trains Wales
  5. Bouygues UK
  6. BUNAC – Working Adventures Worldwide
  7. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  8. College of Law
  9. Deloitte LLP
  10. Delphi Diesel Systems
  11. Discovery Student Volunteering
  12. ELTS (English Language Training Services)
  13. Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  14. GE Aviation Wales
  15. GO WALES (Graduate Opportunities Wales)
  16. HM Revenue & Customs
  17. HSBC
  18. Intellectual Property Office
  19. International Experience Canada – High Commission of Canada
  20. International Rectifier
  21. Leadbitter Construction
  22. Lidl UK GmbH
  23. Logica
  24. Mewn (Minority Ethnic Womens Network)
  25. Morgan Cole Services Ltd
  26. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  27. Projects Abroad
  28. RNLI
  29. Royal Air Force
  30. Royal Navy and Royal Marines
  31. RWE npower
  32. SOVA (Supporting Others through Volunteer Action)
  33. Swansea University Careers CV workshop
  34. Swansea Metropolitan University
  35. Swansea University – Business and Economics
  36. Swansea University – Law
  37. Swansea University – Postgraduate Recruitment
  38. Swansea Volunteer Centre  (SVCS)
  39. TATA Steel
  40. Teach First
  41. TLC (Wales) Independent Fostering
  42. Ty Hafan
  43. UNA Exchange – volunteering worldwide
  44. Venture Wales – business support
  45. WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action)
  46. Whizz Kidz

Date:  Thursday 20 October 2011
Time:  10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Location:  Marquee in front of Fulton House
Eligibility:  All Swansea University students

This event is being organised in association with Campus Catering.

Our annual Careers Fair is an opportunity for you to find out more about the career you wish to follow.  It is your chance to meet employers face-to-face and gain information by asking them questions.  It would be a good idea to do some preparation in order to make the most of the day:

  • Research the employers you wish to speak with,
    and think about the questions you would like to ask them
  • Update your CV – you will also be able to have your CV checked at one of our drop-in sessions on the day
  • Be open-minded – you will meet employers whom you may never have considered.

This year over 40 organisations will be promoting a range of careers, further study options and gap year travel, and our professional careers advisors will be on hand throughout the day.

The Institute of Physics will be hosting a series of careers events this autumn, giving you the opportunity to:

  • find out more about the career opportunities in a particular organisation;
  • talk one-to-one with employers;
  • get advice and information about interviews and assessment centres.

Host companies this autumn include:  AWE, BP, CERN, Deloitte, Elektra and Oxford Instruments.  Click here to find out more about the host companies or to register for these events.

If you have any questions, please email members.careers@iop.org.

The University of Liverpool Careers & Employability Service has a number of events and initiatives to support those graduating this summer and who will be returning to Merseyside.

Gradvantage:  a FREE 10 day training programme for unemployed graduates living in Merseyside.  Courses will take place in June and July 2011.

Graduate to Merseyside:  This initiative  has a very successful track record in identifying paid graduate oportunities with small/medium size busineses in the Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral areas.

Liverpool Graduate Recruitment Festival, 7th June 2011:  Up to 70 organisations are expected to attend from a wide range of sectors providing opportunities for students and graduates from all degree disciplines.

Information about the above initiatives and how to register can be found at www.gradvantage.co.uk.

Thursday, 3rd March 2011
In PC Room 1 on Level 3 of the Library.

A chance to come and have an informal chat and some cake, and find out what the Careers Team can do for you.

Our next Careers Fair will be held on the Swansea University campus in Fulton House on 20 October 2011.

Details will be published later this year at www.swansea.ac.uk/careers.