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Grangetown Career and Role Models week

Role Models

Raising aspirations by connecting local people with mentors, experts and opportunities.

The idea

Offering the people of Grangetown careers advice, guidance on how to get to university, how to apply for jobs and coaching for interviews.


The Career and Role Model week is now in its fourth year and is one of the most popular events in the Community Gateway calendar offering both career and course advice to Grangetown residents of all ages.

Events are held throughout the week giving residents a chance to meet academic and professional staff from Cardiff University and receive advice, support and guidance with applications.

During the week, residents are also given the opportunity to sign up to attend the University undergraduate open day and are provided with transport from Grangetown to attend.

Community Gateway has also actively sought to encourage community members to take advantage of the diverse range of job opportunities available at Cardiff University by working closely with staff from the Human Resources and Careers and Employability teams who offer CV checks and careers advice.

Budding entrepreneurs and business owners are also catered for during the week with information sessions on how to set up a business and opportunities to meet with the procurement team to find out how businesses can work with the university.

The Career and Role Model week has been incredibly successful with a number of local Grangetown residents gaining places on undergraduate and postgraduate courses at university – success that Community Gateway only hopes to build on in the future.

Career and role model week 2019

Career and Role Model week took place between 18-22 March 2019 at the Grangetown Hub and had over 300 visitors.

Events included:

Careers at Cardiff University

  • How to apply
  • Cover letters
  • Placements
  • Apprenticeships
  • CV Checks
  • Interview Advice

Meet the Schools

  • Admissions Advice
  • Meet Academic Staff
  • Qualification Guidelines
  • UCAS support
  • Interactive Activities

Construction Industry and STEM Day

  • Meet members of BECT, Mann Williams, and IBI Group
  • Meet academic staff from STEM subjects
  • Practical and creative career opportunities

Next steps

The next Career and Role Model week will take place in March 2020 at the Grange Pavilion.

Community Gateway

Ali Abdi

Ali Abdi

Community Gateway Partnerships Manager