Your time at University provides you with the perfect environment to gain a 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.

New figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) show that the number of Aberystwyth University graduates in work or further study have improved over the past year.

2017 figures, up 3% on the previous year, revealed that 95.4% of full-time first degree students were either in work or further study within 6 months after graduating. 74.3% of those students were in professional level jobs or graduate level further study, a 6% increase on the previous year. You can read more about our continued commitment from campus to career here. (HESA, 2017) *Our employability figures are taken from the Destination of Leavers in Higher Education 2015-16 survey published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in June 2017.

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


The University understands fully your need to gain relevant work experience and, as a result, developed AberForward, a learning and development opportunity for Aberystwyth University students and graduates!


AberWorks aims to helps students gain practical work experience within the University. Its key aims are to increase your skills and self-awareness to develop your employability.

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: 

National Trust
Charteris Foundation
Civil Service
Network Rail
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
Year in Employment Scheme
Study Year Abroad
International Exchanges
Graduate employment