Developing your skills

Leaflets on a stand at a careers fair
Our careers fairs offer lots of opportunities to network with employers.

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

If you need help with developing your online presence, you can book onto a LinkedIn or commercial awareness masterclass through your Careers Account.

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.

The Skills Development Service at the Students' Union also offers a selection of courses that can help to build your confidence and improve your employability skills.

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.

If you have an interview coming up, you can also book a mock interview or interview workshop with our careers advisers, or sign up for a free online psychometric practice test.

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.

Learn more about our programme of events in your Careers Account.

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.

Learn Welsh offers opportunities to learn Welsh across Wales and the Welsh Language Teaching Centres. Acen - is good resources for Welsh learners and tutors.

Find out more

To get advice on developing your skills, please contact us:

Careers and Employability