Careers and employability
- 96% of our bachelor's degree graduates were in employment and/or further study or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course.*
- 96% of our postgraduate taught graduates were in employment and/or further study or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course.**
From the public to the private sector, we enable careers in a wide range of fields.
Our politics and international relations graduates use their newly-acquired skills in a broad spectrum of jobs within the media, audit, tax and advisory services, the civil service, politics, market research and teaching.
Many of our Law graduates pursue law-related careers and are now trainee lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, support workers, and licensed conveyancers. However, other Law graduates have used the employability skills they gained at university to enter careers in sectors such as accounting, banking, insurance, recruitment, teaching, and the police service.
Focused career support
The University’s Student Futures department offers information, advice and guidance to our students at every stage of their degree, delivering a tailored range of career-related events throughout the year. Whatever your career ambitions, we can help you to start your journey with our range of focused careers and employability activities.
Student Futures support includes:
- one to one confidential appointments with Careers Advisers and Employability Advisers who have specific responsibility for School of Law and Politics students
- workshops on CV writing, application forms, interview preparation and using LinkedIn
- opportunities to engage with employers via networking events, employer presentations, panel sessions, and careers fairs during the year – including for example solicitors, barristers, civil service and third sector representatives
- access to a comprehensive online learning resource: ‘Your Career Journey’, developed to with all aspects of career planning (on the intranet)
- work experience and mentoring opportunities provided by the Student Futures Work Experience Team
- additional help to level the playing field for eligible students who need support to secure work experience - provided by the Career Confident Team
- opportunities to spend time abroad via the Global Opportunities Team
- an opportunity to take part in The Cardiff Award – Cardiff University’s Employability Award
- support for students who are interested in starting a business or developing their entrepreneurial skills
You can find Student Futures on the first floor of the Centre for Student Life on Park Place.
For information specific to our subject areas, contact Helen McNally: