Developing your skills
There are many ways you can develop your skills and experience to set you apart from the job-seeking crowd.
Get work experience
Taking part in work experience is the best thing you can do to improve your employability skills, so speak to a careers adviser about how to find opportunities for the career you're interested in, or learn more about the placements we offer and how to secure work experience.
Sign up for a free course
We offer many more masterclasses to choose from, including CVs and cover letters, application forms, career planning – all of which aim to build your skills ready for the graduate job market.
Book an appointment
If you want to discuss any aspect of your career planning, then you can book an appointment via your Careers Account to meet one of our careers advisers.
Attend our career events
We run a selection of careers fairs and employers' workshops to help you find out more about job opportunities, while developing skills like networking and building your awareness of business and commercial issues.
Become a mentor
The Student Mentor Scheme matches first-year students with current undergraduate students to help them adjust to life at university. As a mentor, you'll hone your leadership and time management skills, and more.
If you're a graduate, consider the opportunities for becoming a mentor through your workplace or through volunteering.
Improve your Welsh-language skills
If you feel that your Welsh is a bit rusty or isn't at the required level, then there are opportunities in many workplaces to take refresher courses or to learn the language from scratch.
The Cardiff University Welsh Language Scheme states a commitment to developing graduates who can work bilingually in Wales. The University’s Welsh for Adults Centre offers 50% off course fees for University students who enrol on community-run courses outside their programmes of study.
Find out more
To get advice on developing your skills, please contact us:
Careers and Employability
- Telephone:+44 (0)29 2087 4844