Gain real-world experience whilst you study with vocational training and industry placements across Wales and internationally. Industry links with globally recognised employers mean that the courses at our universities are designed to set you up with the skills you, and employers worldwide are looking for.
Aberystwyth University offer plenty of opportunities to link with employers through webinars, careers fairs and within the curriculum. Here you may get the chance to work with employers on real-life problems that they encounter, giving you the chance to provide solutions for the workplace - a truly unique experience! We aim to provide all our degree programmes with links to employers, as well as giving you a chance to access activities with employers beyond your course. These include large multinationals such as PwC, IBM and Enterprise Rent-a-Car, national organisations like Network Rail, Teach First and Qinetiq, as well as public sector bodies, local government and the Civil Service.
At Bangor University they are committed to ensuring a prosperous and sustainable future for all. Partnerships with businesses are an important way in which Bangor make a difference to the local community and the wider United Kingdom. They work with businesses to design teaching programmes, shaping graduates and providing student internship opportunities that help businesses to flourish. Bangor’s doors are open to all kinds of partnerships, from facilities and consultancy, collaborative research projects, training opportunities and more.
Cardiff University students have had placements with more than 100 multinational, SME and local employers, including Airbus, BT, HSBC, Microsoft and the Office for National Statistics.
Cardiff Metropolitan University are committed to ensuring relevant employability skills are embedded within all of courses. With strong links to industry, students can find guest lectures from leaders in their fields as well as being able to engage with industry though work experience, placements and live projects.
Swansea University has links with commercial and industrial partners across a range of sectors. Swansea University use their expertise and global reach to drive economic prosperity and enrich the regional community and are proud of their significant impact, made possible through long-term partnerships between academia and industry. Swansea University has partnerships with a number of high-profile organisations including Rolls Royce, Unilever, Pfizer, BBC, Tata Steel, and Airbus.
University of South Wales work with employers across all sectors to link students with placement and graduate opportunities. Thousands of jobs and placements are posted on their vacancy boards each year, and over 500 employers visit USW to meet students at our events. Many courses at the University have been accredited by professional bodies. This means they are of the highest standard and can grant you exemptions from professional exams as an added extra.
At University of Wales Trinity Saint David, depending on your course, you'll also get the opportunity to gain industry-based qualifications, work placements and internships during your degree. If you're studying an engineering or automotive degree, for example, you could be spending a placement year in the automotive industry with the likes of Aston Martin, Jaguar, or Rolls Royce. Studying law, policing or criminology? Our courses are developed in partnership with South Wales Police.
Interested in the academic discipline of childhood, youth and education? We'll provide you with work placements in a range of settings during your degree.
Looking for a degree in hospitality, tourism or international hotel management? Get the experience you need with placements at Marriott Hotels. Perhaps you want to boost your culinary skills? With International Gastronomy Management, you could do a placement with Marco Pierre White Restaurants. And if you're considering a future in the creative industries, we've got links to Tinopolis, H&M, M&S and Hallmark.
Wrexham University is an industry-led university where students receive a high level of support and personal attention. It has fostered strong links with leading local and regional employers, including Airbus, Kellogg’s, JCB, and the BBC.