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Careers and Employability

We provide careers and employability support throughout your studies and after graduation.

Whether your career plans are fairly well developed, or your thinking is at a more tentative stage, our Careers and Employability service is readily available to assist you with developing and achieving your career goals.

Get advice from a professional team of specialist Career Advisers each linked to Academic Schools and available weekdays for consultation.

Take part in a wide range of group sessions and talks covering career choice, job search, applications, interviews procedures and assessment centres.

Access a wealth of careers information and research facilities.

We have a team of Work Experience Advisers who actively promote the benefits of work experience, employment tasters, short-term placements and internships. Many of our degree programmes also have an element of work experience built in.

Skills events are delivered in and out of the curriculum with a focus on developing skills while in university and articulating those skills successfully in future applications.

If you have an idea for a business or social enterprise, the enterprise and start-up team can bring your ideas to life with expert advice and guidance.

You also have the opportunity to become mentors to other students - a very popular scheme which encourages skills development in both mentees and mentors.

This employability award enables you to gain recognition for skills development and work experience achieved throughout university. The Cardiff Award has been developed with the support and expertise of graduate recruiters and is sponsored by EY.

Hundreds of student and graduate recruiters target Cardiff University annually as part of their recruitment campaigns and we work closely with these recruiters to provide the vital link between them and you, by offering:

  • Online Jobs Board - advertising vacancies
  • Careers fairs - both general and sector specific
  • Employer events to showcase their opportunities.

Cardiff University has an excellent graduate employment record. Graduates of all disciplines are in demand across a broad range of careers and we remain an institution targeted by national and international employers.

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