These days there is so much more to getting the RIGHT job than just having good qualifications. Employers are now looking for a selection of skills that study alone will not provide. In order to stay ahead of the game you need to consider undertaking some form of work experience
These pages on work experience give details of the work experience schemes on offer at Cardiff University and also give valuable sources of information and websites. The 'Related Resources' will give you more in-depth information about planning and organising your work experience. These booklets accompany Career Management Skills Workshops that run in departments:
The following services are run by Cardiff University Careers Service to help you find some work experience:
Work Experience Queries - 15 minute appointments, register via the booking system form at the bottom of the page.
GO Wales – find paid and unpaid work experience in schools and industry in Wales.
E-guidance - We aim to respond to your email within 5 working days. You can email your work experience queries too.
Useful Work Experience Websites – useful websites to help you with your search for work experience.
If you are unsure of your career plans, you may find it useful to book a Career Consultation so that you can have a strategy in mind when organising some work experience.
Enterprise Programmes - There are a number of enterprise programmes and initiatives that students and graduates can become involved in, from gaining advice, guidance and support for self employment to entrepreneurial projects and competitions that can really enhance your transferable skills. Find out more about the Student Enterprise team.