Careers and employability
We encourage you to think about life beyond university from day one, offering modules and support to give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.
- 97% of graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course. (HESA data)
- 100% of master’s graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data)
Our graduates embark on careers in an impressive range of sectors including government, policing, banking, prison service and teaching.
Graduate destinations include:
- Welsh Government
- Civil Service
- Office for National Statistics
- National Union of Students
- Ministry of Defence
- British Council.
Bespoke career support
We offer advice and guidance to our students at every stage of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Our dedicated careers adviser delivers a tailored range of careers-related events throughout the year and can help you to meet your career ambitions through a range of focused activities.
You can benefit from:
- bookable careers guidance appointments
- a range of workshops including CVs, applications, social networking (including LinkedIn), interviews and assessment days
- professional networking events (related sector areas such as teaching)
- professional guest speakers from a wide range of sector (such as teaching, policing, government)
- work experience placements and advice (for example, government, charity sector, policing)
- enterprise activities
- jobs board including graduate vacancies, internships and placements
- current labour market information.
Read more about placement opportunities.
Supporting our alumni
Our career support does not end at graduation; there are a number of benefits available exclusively for alumni.
Careers advice for alumni is available up to two years after graduation, offering careers fairs, workshops, events as well as access to careers and vacancy information, graduate internships and more.
Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20, published by HESA in June 2022
Contains HESA Data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2022. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.
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