Class of '21 careers support
We’re here to help you prepare for your future and to make choices about what you'd like to do beyond completing your course.
We provide resources, services and events to help you understand your options, achieve your potential and succeed in securing a job, further study or other opportunities.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a huge impact on our university community. We understand the challenges, fears and uncertainties you may have experienced as a student, but also as a new graduate. With this in mind, our Careers and Employability team have created a range of additional support to help you.
These internships are the perfect way for you to develop the skills which graduate employers are looking for right now, while allowing you to build your confidence and professional network.
Browse all opportunities on your careers account and look out for ‘Launchpad Graduate Internships’.
We’re launching a bespoke ‘Class of 21’ area on Your Career Journey, dedicated to the latest insights, advice and tips to help you navigate subjects like the labour market, how to cope with career uncertainty and how to prepare for interviews and assessment centres. The sessions can be completed in your own time.
Take advantage of your complimentary access to LinkedIn Learning and access our collection of courses for finalists and graduates. These courses cover topics on mastering your self-motivation, discovering your strengths and how to rock your LinkedIn profile. Activate your LinkedIn Learning account.
‘My Career in Lockdown’ podcast
Our final year students and recruitment experts share their insights to help you navigate your career journey in a post-pandemic world. Each episode features a guest expert on a specific topic and is presented by fellow students.
- Season one with Mike and Chloe includes ‘where can I find a job’, ‘how can I stay positive’ and ‘how can I stand out in an interview’.
- Season two with Sahina and Ghoncheh is available from 21 June and will include ‘where do I start’, ‘what does the job market look like now’ and ‘how to make my application stand out’.
Workshops to boost your employability
Join our careers advisers for the chance to hear more about what employers look for, how to make a good impression and improve your chances of success at all stages of the recruitment process.
Workshops run from 6 July to 31 August and can be viewed and booked via Your Careers Account.
Careers adviser appointments
Discuss your options with your School-specific careers adviser, who can help you create your career plan and set-out your next steps. Book an appointment.
Find jobs and work experience
Use our Jobs Board to find graduate roles, internships, volunteering and work placements at over 5,000 registered local, national and international organisations from a wide range of sectors from employers targeting Cardiff University students. Set up a careers profile to create tailored searches and alerts.
You can also search for overseas job opportunities via GoinGlobal.
Networking with alumni
Connect with other alumni, develop your professional network, find opportunities, and tap into exclusive support through our exclusive networking platform Cardiff Connected. In just a few clicks you can find a mentor from your industry, ask questions and seek introductions.
Complete an exit survey to help us understand your next steps and your future plans. You will also get the chance to let us know if you’d like some extra career support to help kick start your life after University. Keep an eye on your emails from 21 June.
The support outlined above is in addition to:
- Your current (student/postgraduate) support including: access to Your Careers Journey and Your Careers Account - where you can view graduate jobs and work experience opportunities.
- The support you can access as a Cardiff alumni, including: personalised careers advice for up to two years after graduation, and how to access the support once you lose access to your University credentials.