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Careers advice and support

The University will continue to support you after graduation. The following services are available to you:

Our Careers and Employability team is located at 51a Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT) and is open from 9:00-16:30. For the latest careers news and events check their Facebook page and follow @CardiffCareers on Twitter.

Careers advice

Alumni can access advice on career planning, applying for jobs and developing the skills that employers want on the career advice web pages.

Cardiff alumni can also receive personalised careers advice for up to two years after graduation including:

  • online employability information and support via Your Career Journey - log in with your personal (non-university) email address and access code Graduate2019
  • drop-in appointments- available in person at the Student Support Centre, over the phone or via Skype
  • one 30-minute 1:1 careers appointment or mock interview. In order to access this appointment you will need to complete the Personality Indicator and Skills and Attributes Indicator exercises on Your Career Journey. For access to a mock interview you will need to complete the Interview skills exercise
  • Online CV and application advice via the CV and Application Form Management tool located under the 'Profile' menu on your Careers Account

Please note, during periods of high student demand, particularly October and November, careers advice to alumni may not be available.

To see a careers adviser:

  • register as a graduate via Careers Account - you will need to include your student number (without the 'C') and current contact details
  • check current drop-in schedules on the Careers and Employability Facebook or Twitter feeds
  • if you are unable to attend in person and want to talk to a careers adviser over the phone or on Skype then please call Careers and Employability on +44 (0)29 2087 4844 in the morning to arrange a time to call.

Careers fairs, workshops and events

Cardiff University alumni can attend a variety of bespoke fairs, skills workshops, employer presentations and employability boot camps that run throughout the year. View the events calendar and make bookings via Careers Account.

Careers and vacancy information

Resources available include:

  • careers information at 51a Park Place - takeaway careers booklets, employer directories and access to a small library
  • Jobs Board - opportunities posted by employers targeting Cardiff students and alumni. To view vacancies and set up job searches/alerts, please register as a graduate via Careers Account
  • the Careers and Employability YouTube channel
  • the Careers and Employability blog.

Work experience support after graduation

The Work Experience team offer a wide range of opportunities which are available for up to two years after graduation. These range from short unpaid insights of up to two weeks, to longer term paid internships.

Many of the opportunities are based in Cardiff, but our network of employers spans the UK and the roles available are within a huge range of organisations and industries. A number of our internships are supported by Santander Universities.

Undertaking a work experience opportunity after graduation will allow you to gain vital skills to add to your CV, explore your career options and build your network.

All work experience opportunities are advertised on the University's Jobs Board. You can also register with the Work Experience Team to receive regular updates.

The Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Graduate Scheme is a brand new graduate programme that has been designed to link talented graduates with a wide range of businesses across Cardiff and South East Wales. The scheme offers:

  • paid graduate-level employment
  • a fully funded professional qualification
  • networking opportunities with fellow graduates
  • on-hand support during the internship
  • access to free networking events.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

A KTP is one of the UK’s largest graduate recruitment programmes which provides over 300 graduate job opportunities each year. By joining you will be able to manage and deliver challenging strategic projects for a business, while being supported by the University. You will be based at the company on a full-time basis but jointly supervised by an academic member of staff for the duration of the project.

By working on a KTP programme, Cardiff University alumni can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Fast track career development opportunities
  • A competitive salary
  • Employment within chosen academic discipline
  • Working both with academia and industry
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Register for a higher degree during the project
  • Access to a wide range of our facilities including laboratories and library services.

KTP job vacancies are advertised throughout the year.  Further information on how you can benefit from a KTP opportunity can be found at the National KTP website.

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