Careers and Employability

As a graduate of this University and franchise colleges you can access free careers support from the Careers & Employability Service. Graduate support includes:

Personal Careers Advice  Jobs and Opportunities Employability Tools

Personal careers advice* is available for 3 years after leaving university. You can book a face to face, Skype or telephone appointment and use the Ask a Question service.

Jobs are posted daily on Unilife Connect and as a USW graduate you have unrestricted access to these opportunities. Using Unilife Connect after you leave

You have continued access to useful tools that can help you with your job search, such as CV Builder, Interview Simulator, psychometric tests and other great careers resources.
Application Support Graduate Job Alert  Careers Events

1-2-1 CV, personal statement and interview support* is available to you face to face or via the Ask a Question service. 

Let us keep you up-to-date with opportunities open to you. You can subscribe to receive a weekly email of the latest jobs and information.

You are welcome to continue to attend the recruitment, employer and professional development events we hold throughout the year.  

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Top 5 interview mistakes that could cost you the job offer

Published 6 April 2018 @ 09:31 AM, by USW Careers

There are lots of tips & advice we can give to help you achieve these goals; researching the company, the interviewers, preparing answers for the most common questions etc. However, in this article, we would like to highlight the top mistakes candidates are making that are potentially costing them the offer.

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Advice on getting your first tech job

Published 2 February 2018 @ 10:20 AM, by Venturi Group

As an IT recruitment agency, we work with recent graduates every day. For many students, getting that first foot on the career ladder after finishing university is a daunting prospect. While some nerves are unavoidable, fortunately, there are things to can do to give yourself a headstart in today’s competitive job market.

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Think Again Careers: Prison Officer

Published 16 June 2017 @ 01:04 PM, by USW Careers

Working in a prison is no ordinary job. But if you have what it takes, it could be a very rewarding career.

The newly created Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)'s mission is to drive the biggest reform of the prison system in a generation. Across the UK, they're committed to improving how they rehabilitate offenders and protect the public.

And find out about Unlocked. A unique two-year leadership development programme aimed at training graduates to become inspirational and supportive leaders. 

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Available to:

  • Recent graduates from the University of South Wales
  • Graduates from the University of Glamorgan
  • Graduates from the University of Wales, Newport
  • Graduates from USW Partner Colleges

*Careers advice and application support is available up to three years after graduation date.  You are entitled to a maximum of ten career related interventions over the three year period.  Career related interventions are defined as ‘face to face’ appointments, Skype, telephone appointments and e-guidance queries.

You can continue to access the information and vacancies on our website, Unilife Connect and social media accounts, there are no restrictions regarding their use for graduates. 

If you are no longer eligible for the services above, Careers Wales and the National Careers Service in England offer free careers advice and job search support for adults.