Graduate Trainee Scheme

12 June 2013

The Graduate trainees, left to right, Rebecca Hubball, Jennifer Loffman, Christine Szineer, Rhodri Jones, Linda Thompson and Samantha Windows.
The Graduate trainees, left to right, Rebecca Hubball, Jennifer Loffman, Christine Szineer, Rhodri Jones, Linda Thompson and Samantha Windows.

Aberystwyth University is supporting the first Welsh Universities - Driving Growth campaign, a celebration of the contribution of the higher education sector in Wales.

This week (June 10-14), the University is highlighting the crucial role it plays in delivering jobs and growth in Wales through its innovative Graduate Training Scheme.

Events include a short film and exhibition in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay about the programme which provides Aberystwyth University graduates with an entry point into an extremely exciting and diverse career in Higher Education.

Trainees gain experience and build an understanding of Aberystwyth as an institution, its strategy, its environment, and its stakeholders which should position them well for jobs at the University or elsewhere.

On Monday 10th June the Vice-Chancellor hosted a reception in Aberystwyth for local businesses and current graduate trainees and Go Wales placement students.

Likewise, the Enterprise Unit will host two activities, following a very successful Business Start-up Week held last week.

The one-to-one business mentoring sessions during the week will be offered by the University’s Enterprise partner, Antur Busnes, as part of the on-going Graduate Start-up Support Programme.

In addition, Business Start-up Week delegates will be invited to a Start-up Week “booster session” on Thursday 13th June to receive relevant start-up information.

This will also offer an excellent opportunity for networking and for those with new businesses to promote their products and services to other entrepreneurs

Vice-Chancellor, Professor April McMahon said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for all the universities in Wales to work together and demonstrate to politicians, local communities and businesses what we contribute to Wales and the Welsh economy. We in Aberystwyth will be focusing on our relationships with business, commerce, and entrepreneurship and our Graduate Trainee Scheme is the pinnacle of the full programme of career development, career management skills and employability development that we offer.”

You can keep up to date with events during the week using the hasthag #uniweekwales on Twitter.

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Arthur Dafis, Communications and Public Affairs, 01970 621763 / 07841 979 452 / aid@aber.ac.uk