Employability and Career Development
Clear about your future direction? Sort of? Feeling confused? No problem!
Tony Orme is Law and Criminology Link Careers Adviser and works closely within the School to raise student awareness of the wealth of career opportunities open to you upon graduation, the actions that will help you to position yourself, and next steps in actually pursuing those options. So, wherever you may be in your career thinking, look out for the range of activities and support available throughout the academic year, see the Careers website for more activities and be sure to make the most of the specially tailored 'Professional Futures' program of events on Wednesday lunchtimes.
It is never too early to be thinking about your future career, and it is essential to remember that the best way to ensure a successful transition to a career is to make the most of your time studying with us. Developing study skills and managing academic work whilst also getting involved in other activities is something that leads to an enjoyable university life and a sound platform for achieving a good career when you finish your degree. Remember that employers are looking for able and involved employees.
The School also organises careers talks and will inform you of any University careers opportunities that arise.
We also work with local organisations such as the police, social services, Relate and the local Youth Offending Team to provide experience for students to work as volunteers or in other capacities in or along-side these organisations. As opportunities arise students will be informed and provided with more information.
Aberystwyth University also offers long-term work experience opportunities to seriously boost your CV. The Year in Employment scheme (YES) involves a paid year in employment in between your second and third years of study, a fantastic opportunity to find out more about a possible career, while earning a wage.
We have a cleverly designed ‘Employability Skills for Professionals’ module, allowing our third year students the opportunity to get workplace experience with leading and local Public and Private Sector employers as a credited module which can be taken during semester time alongside their other modules, more details available here.