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.

SEA (Swansea Employability Academy) are hosting a series of workshops for final year students, and the programme includes major employers such as BBC Wales and Santander. Click here to download our Get Ready for Work poster.

The workshops are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and prepare you for the employment sector. The programme covers:

  • CVs and covering letters
  • Writing effective applications
  • How to find a graduate job
  • Interview skills
  • What employers look for
  • LinkedIn – from amateur to pro
  • How to network with confidence
  • Meet the Employers event

Click here to download the full programme of events and book online for the workshops you’re interested in.

With exam season in full swing, @Enterprise Rent-A-Car Jobs Europe provide their top tips to keep calm and revise on: http://grad.li/14dIjD8

Finding graduate jobs
Tuesday 17 March 2015, 12.00 – 13.00

Looking for work after graduation and not sure where to look or when to start applying? This workshop will help you get a clearer picture of timescales, where to look for vacancies and develop a plan.

How do I develop my interview skills?
Thursday 23 March 2015, 13.00 – 14.00

Feel you’d like to brush up on your interview technique? In this session our Careers Advisers will provide you with hints and tips on how to survive job interviews.

How to book:

For any workshop that you would like to attend, go to http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/index.html to register and book online. Once you have registered and logged in:-

  • Click on “Events Calendar”
  • Select the date of the event you wish to attend
  • Select “Book”.

I you have any queries about the booking system, please telephone 01792 513266 or call in at the Careers Helpdesk in the central hall on Level 3 of the Library.

Countryside Jobs Service

Countryside Jobs have just launched a new ‘Ask CJS’ service at www.countryside-jobs.com/CJS_Stuff/askCJS.html. It provides all the information required to contact them through various social media accounts as well as an online query form. It also has a link to a Helpful Hints page for advice and guidance when applying for a facancy and writing a CV.

We subscribe to the Countryside Jobs vacancy bulletins which you can access at https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/careers/job-hunting/ – scroll down to “Green jobs”.

Save the date & win! Worried about your career prospects post-graduation? ACCA are hosting a free, online careers fair for finance and business students on the 23rd and 24th September. Over two days, there’ll be the chance to get specially created, free, useful advice on your future career and training. In 2014, ACCA invited more than 25 employers, including Mazars, Baker Tilly, Boots, Capita, EY, Ford Retail, Grant Thornton, TalkTalk, Johnson and Johnson, Zurich, Whitbread, Specsavers and more.

Visit ACCA Advantage from the comfort of your sofa for:

  • Over 100 live job vacancies for students and graduates
  • Advice on getting your dream job, CV building, job interviews and psychometric testing
  • Guidance from leading tuition providers
  • Employer booths where you can chat with top companies
  • The chance to apply for jobs during the event

ACCA are also offering you the chance to win an amazing, career-boosting prize worth over £1,300, including a bespoke CV and cover letter, interview coaching, personalised strengths tests and interview clothes vouchers.

To find out more, and to enter the competition, visit www.accaglobal.com/advantage

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GoinGlobal provides country-specific career and employment information including worldwide internship and job postings, H1B employer listings, corporate profiles and career resources for 30 countries.

The Careers and Employability Service at Swansea University has subscribed to this service so that our students can access it for FREE through the campus network at https://online.goinglobal.com/.

You can create a personal account from a computer on campus and then use that account to log in to GoinGlobal from a computer off campus through the link above.  See FAQs about GoinGlobal and the User Guide online.

Be inspired!

  • Find out about jobs that you had no idea you had skills for!
  • Generate new job ideas.
  • Think about what really motivates you.

Get Ready for Work 2014

Final year students
Get Ready for Work 2014
Wednesday 11th &  Thursday 12th June

Swansea Employability Academy and Careers & Employability Service are hosting a series of workshops for final year students (though open to all students).  These workshops are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and to help to prepare for employment.

See the Get Ready for Work programme at www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/boostyouremployability/getreadyforwork/.

To Register / book your place visit http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/
Once you have registered and/or logged in:-

  1. Click on Events Calendar
  2. Select the date of the workshop(s)
  3. Select the workshop(s) you wish to book

Sign up for as many sessions as you would like.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Swansea Employability Academy and Careers & Employability Service

The job-hunting process is not an easy one and can be difficult to manage if you’re not organised.  Get better at it with these great tips:  http://grad.li/1kWUo4u

Graduating this summer?

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GO Wales can offer you lots of opportunities:

  • Paid work placements
  • Jobs Growth Wales
  • Training Academies
  • Graduate Jobs

www.gowales.co.uk

#GraduateWales

www.facebook.com/gowales

www.twitter.com/gowales

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 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.

The full programme will be published on the Careers and Employability website during the week beginning 6 January 2014.

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?

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.

Download some new leaflets from one of our Careers Advisers, Jennie Drewson:

Events – What’s on this academic year?

Where can I look for Graduate jobs?

Looking for part-time work

During the next three weeks (Wednesday 5th June-Wednesday 26th June) each student or graduate who signs up to receive the latest job opportunities and  GO Wales news direct to their inbox will be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic Kindle Fire.

With new graduate jobs being added to the website daily can you afford to miss out on what could be the start to your dream career?

Join the GO Wales community and sign up at https://www.gowales.co.uk/en/Graduate/Home/SignUp.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The promotion is open to undergraduates and graduates who have an address in Wales.
  2. GO Wales can support students who have completed their first year of study and are citizens of an EU or EEA country (or Switzerland).
  3. To enter into the giveaway participants must sign up to GO Wales via the website.
  4. The competition will run from Wednesday 5th June – Wednesday 26th June 2013.
  5. The prize is a Kindle Fire; to claim the prize the winner will be asked to forward their full address so that it can be sent via special delivery.
  6. If GO Wales is unable to contact the prize winner within 30 days, the prize will be forfeited. A new prize winner will then be randomly selected from remaining entries.
  7. Only one registration per person.
  8. The prize winner may be required to take part in related publicity and such participation is a condition of accepting a prize.
  9. Losing entries will not receive any notification.
  10. GO Wales’ decision is final and no correspondence or other communication will be entered into regarding the draw other than as specifically contemplated in these rules.

Penna, a global Human Resources services group, carried out a survey of 96 employers between July and October 2012 which you can download here.  It focuses on how recruiters use Social Media both personally and professionally, looking to gauge their success with regard to monitoring and managing their reputation, as well as covering more controversial issues such as using Social Media for recruitment and selection.  It also addresses the question of how applicants’ online presence may affect their employment prospects.

“The majority of companies have no policy in place for how Social Media should be used as part of the recruitment process; all the same, social content is still widely used to evaluate candidates. The message here is probably primarily for candidates – manage your accounts carefully and be clear in the segregation of your profiles between personal and professional. For recruiters there is clearly a need to think carefully about whether social information can be used to inform recruitment – as people share more, Social Media could well provide valuable insights as long as the information gained can be used objectively.”

As recently as 2010, Human Resources management generally felt uncomfortable about using Social Media for recruitment, but two years on the majority of graduate recruiters actively use it and support its use.  They recognise the importance of monitoring their own online presence across blogs, chatrooms, online news stories, Twitter, Facebook etc, and managing their branding in order to be the employer of choice and attract the best applicants.

Dowload the latest Airbus newsletter for information on international opportunities and events for students and graduates.

Current open positions include:

  • Graduate roles
  • Volunteer positions for international experience
  • “Working Student” opportunities
  • Internships
  • Final Year Thesis 2013
  • Airbus Scholarship Programme in Germany

This will be an informal event to give students the opportunity to come and meet some of the staff from PwC Swansea together with their recruitment team over a pizza and a drink.

It’s open to students from any year group and it will complement the activities that PwC will be doing during Employability week.  Students need to sign up online at http://www.pwc.co.uk/careers/student/ourevents/find-out-more-events.jhtml.

Vacancies with PwC

PwC still have vacancies for most of their business areas including full time roles, summer internships, undergraduate work placements and their shadow a female leader scheme.  However, some offices are filling up fast so students should be encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Click here to sign up for a PwC Insight Day.  Events include Technology Specific Insight Days.