Careers and employability
The latest statistics show that 91% of our graduates are either working full-time or undertaking further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).
With the increase in the demand for Welsh graduates across a range of sectors, graduates from the School are often very attractive to employers. Preparing students for life outside of the University is an important element of the School’s work. We offer a number of modules, for undergraduates and postgraduates, related to Welsh in the community and the workplace, allowing you to make your mark on bilingual Wales in the 21st century.
Graduates from the School have gone on to work in institutions such as:
- Welsh Government
- Welsh Assembly Government
- Office of the Welsh Language Commissioner
- Translation companies
- Production companies e.g. Boomerang and Tinopolis
- Schools and Colleges
- National Folk Museum Wales
- National Library of Wales
- Publishing presses
- Less obvious institutions e.g. Cardiff International Airport and Cardiff City Football Club.
Professional work experience
We recognise the importance and value of gaining practical professional experience of the modern workplace to achieving your career aspirations.
All undergraduate students are provided with the opportunity to undertake a period of work experience in a workplace which is relevant to the discipline of Welsh. This takes place in the second year and we guarantee a placement for all students and provide advice and guidance on choosing the best placement location. We also support you in arranging the placement.
This period of work experience is part of a programme of events designed to focus on developing your employability and professional skills, preparing you for a wide range of future careers.
We also offer the opportunity for additional work experience through our BA Welsh and the Professional Workplace. This programme incorporates work experience into the second and final year of study and also offers you the opportunity to present a project or dissertation on Welsh in the workplace.
The University’s Careers and Employability Centre offers a number of advice sessions and workshops for the benefit of students and through the medium of Welsh.