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Posted May 2, 2023

What employability support do universities provide?

Swansea University employability prospects

If you’re reading this blog post, you’re probably somebody who is already interested in postgraduate study and is aware of the benefits a postgraduate degree can bring. We all know that a postgraduate degree can increase your knowledge, develop your skills to become an expert in your field, and boost your employability. But what level of support can you expect from your university?

What employability support do universities provide?

At Swansea University, our postgraduate students have access to a range of services that can help further increase their employability that we highly encourage everyone to take advantage of.

Here are just some examples of things you should look out for if you’re looking to accelerate your career progression after graduation.

Look for central teams, like The Swansea Employability Academy and our Centre for Academic Success, that offer services like CV and cover letter writing workshops, interview technique masterclasses, workshops that teach time-management and communication skills, and professional career advisors who offer one-to-one appointments to help you as an individual.

Don’t miss out when teams facilitate valuable events like career fairs, where you can meet different employers, learn about different companies in the industry, and discover what kind of workplace you resonate with and would like to have a career with in the future.

Regularly check a central hub or job board, like we have at Swansea University, where our students can find opportunities such as part-time work, work placements, internships, volunteer work and graduate schemes with prestigious partner organisations and leading companies.

Swansea also has the paid Student Ambassador Scheme, which is part-time work for the university and a great way to gain valuable experience, enhance your CV and represent the university at various events such as open days.

Swansea Blog employability prospects

What if I need specialist industry employability support?

Swansea UniversityAt Swansea University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, we have a dedicated Employability Team that is closely linked with industry, which means we are your best port of call when it comes to employability support to achieve your professional goals as a future scientist and engineer.

Our FSE Employability Team provides:

  • CV guidance, cover letter writing and application support
  • Mock interviews to help you practice and prepare for real interviews
  • Drop-in sessions for general advice and questions
  • One-to-one guidance on job searching, networking and career development
  • Opportunities for work placements, internships, volunteering and more

We also run valuable events throughout the year, such as:

  • Career Fairs
  • Skills Days and workshops
  • CV Masterclasses
  • Mock Assessment Centres run by real graduate employers
  • Employer Talks and Industry Talks

We have had many of our established partners and leading companies such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Atkins, Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Steel speak on campus about working in the industry and meeting students face-to-face about exciting graduate jobs and work opportunities. Many of our graduates have successfully gone on to work for these leading companies.

Now you know what services and support to look out for from your university if you want to further boost your employability during and after your postgraduate degree!

Follow FSE Employability / @fseemployability on Instagram to get an even better idea of all the amazing things that our Employability Team facilitates.

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