Your time at University provides you with the perfect environment to gain a very broad range of experiences and skills that will be invaluable to you in your future. The role of the Careers Service is to enable and empower you to make the most of these chances by ensuring that all sorts of opportunities are on offer to you.

We arrange work tasters, placements, presentations, workshops, on-campus opportunities, information resources, face-to-face meetings, volunteering options, employer–led events and so much more to prepare you for your future. 

As a result of such activities there has been a 9 percentage points rise in the number of AU graduates gaining graduate level employment and a 6 percentage point rise in the number of graduates in work and/or study, compared with a 1% increase nationally.  “These new statistics show that rising employment levels among Aberystwyth University graduates constitute one of the many compelling reasons to choose to study here.”  Professor April McMahon, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University.

The below gives a taster of the services which we offer at Aberystwyth University:

  • Your Course and Department
    A range of options are offered to our students within the academic department to develop skills and abilities further.  Workshops, presentations, lectures and employer-related activities are offered by our departments.  
  • Your Future
    We seek to help our students plan for their futures from the very first day at University. Here are a few of our facilities and services: 

    • Drop-in access
    • Email enquiries
    • Guidance interviews
    • Resources for information and advice
    • Events and activities with employers
    • Workshops and skills development sessions

  • Graduate Opportunities

    Employers, organisations, institutions and individuals often visit Campus to offer our students insights, advice, ideas and jobs. Here are some of our partner employers:
    Oracle, National Trust, Admiral, QinetiQ, Charteris Foundation, Civil Service, ACCA, Network Rail, IBM, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Teach English in China, Metropolitan Police, Endsleigh Insurance.
    Support is also offered for those who wish to set up their own business.

  • Work Experience

    Our Careers team can help find work experience for our students.
    • Tasters and shadowing – try it out first!
    • Casual jobs locally
    • Part-time options on Campus
    • Research opportunities
    • Summer placements
    • Internships
    • Year in Employment Scheme
    • Study Year Abroad
    • International Exchanges
    • Erasmus
    • Graduate employment