With 95% of graduates in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating from one of our world-class universities (a higher proportion than the UK average), you’ll graduate with career confidence ready for your next move.

Aberystwyth University’s ABERforward provides meaningful work experience opportunities to eligible Aber students and graduates in departments across the University. Each placement is designed to help build your skills, employability and confidence in what you can offer graduate employers, through working and learning in a safe and supportive real work environment.

At Bangor University, their Work Experience Support Team can provide you with enhanced support to help you access opportunities which can improve your chances of gaining successful graduate employment. Their B-Enterprising Team provide students at Bangor University and graduates in Wales with a range of services to help develop their enterprise skills or to support them in starting a new business. They arrange and promote regular webinars and workshops on topics such as ‘How to Sell’ and ‘How to be a Consultant’, and arrange and support events, competitions and networking opportunities. One-to-one Business Mentoring is also available.

Cardiff University’s employability award offers you the chance to gain recognition for the activities you do during your studies, including work experience, mentoring, societies, volunteering and part-time work. The award is open to all students and helps develop key employability skills that demonstrate to employers you are ready for the world of work.

Cardiff Metropolitan University believe employability means developing the capability to manage your own career path and to make a really positive contribution to the economy and society. They work in partnership with you to instil the Cardiff Met EDGE - a series of Ethical, Digital, Global and Entrepreneurial skills to develop your confidence, resilience and experiences that will prepare you for life after university and through to employment.

Swansea University’s Employability Academy offers a Career Development Course during studies. This course has 16 units covering a variety of topics that can help you with your career planning and is available 24/7. Each unit covers an individual topic and will include information, along with activities, which are set to develop your understanding of that specific area.

At University of South Wales, employability is so important that they’ve made it part of all courses. From projects based on working practices to time in the workplace, they will help you to build job-ready skills and gain relevant experience for your career. USW has a dedicated team to support you in finding career-related work experience in the UK and overseas. There are many different types of work experience, so you’re sure to find one that suits you. Some of their courses have a year of work experience, called a ‘sandwich year’, built in – just check the study options next to each course.

University of Wales Trinity Saint David students have full 24/7 access to the leading university careers platform. Through this platform you can access careers information, self-assessment, career planner, CV360 checker and much more. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Wrexham University imbed employability within their courses, with ASK: Careers and Employability and Glyndwr Graduate Framework being embedded into the student experience at Wrexham. Both initiatives provide students with:

  • Career advice, expertise, and guidance
  • Direct connections to their qualified HE careers advisers and HE employability specialists
  • Career resources and tutorial sessions
  • Work placement opportunities
  • Skillsets to achieve your career goal and professional potential.  

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